BT in full control

Bodden Town upset defending champions Elite again, winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Cayman Islands Football Association Digicel Cup semis on Sunday.

The game at the TE McField Sports Complex saw Arvid Harris netting in the 22nd minute, Charlo McLean in the 50th and Kareem James in the 68th for Bodden Town who beat Elite in the FA Cup final last season.

Elite’s goal came in the 77th minute from an own goal.

Bodden Town coach Elbert McLean said: ‘The key to this match was preparation. Over the Christmas break we never stopped training.

‘Elite looked huge, you could see they hadn’t trained as well as us. In the second half they didn’t have an answer. My game plan for the second leg, will be just the same – take it to them.’

The semi between Tigers and George Town ended in a 1-1 draw. Scoring for Tigers was Orellana Garcia Hermenegildo in the 25th minute and substitute Jermaine Seymour levelled for George Town in the 88th.

Tigers striker Kiegel Atkinson dedicated the match to his grandfather who had died earlier that day in Jamaica.

Lee Ramoon, player-coach of George Town, said: ‘We didn’t play well, however the players showed a lot of heart.

‘We were reduced to 10 men near the end when Justin Pierre got sent off. He had come on as a substitute and only been playing a few minutes.

‘Justin fell under a player in a tackle and I think the ref mis-read the situation.

‘My players did well considering they went behind early in the game. We’ve got the second leg to look forward to and will come out and play much better.’