Rains threatened but action kicked on

The second day of the 2009/2010 CUC Primary Football League Playoffs took place on Saturday under threatening skies at the TE McField Sports Centre.

Ten minutes before the kickoff of the day’s first games, which had Savannah Primary playing East End Primary in the Under-9 Consolation Cup and St. Ignatius Prep up against Cayman Prep in the U-9 Champions Cup, the heavens opened slightly flooding the playing surface.

With the day’s proceedings on the brink of being postponed, the rain suddenly eased somewhat and the four teams took to the field.

The morning’s games were particularly exciting as the wet surface posed a real challenge for the players but as all great athletes do – they adapted to the conditions. In both U-9 competitions, the Consolation Cup and Champions Cup, 27 goals were scored in seven matches.

In the U-9 Consolation Cup, Savannah Primary notched their second win in the playoffs with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over a spirited East End Primary.

Truth For Youth opened their 2009/10 playoff campaign with a 6-1 win over North Side Primary and Cayman International School defeated newcomers Montessori by the Sea 1-0.

In the U-9 Champions Cup, St. Ignatius Prep retained their unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory over Cayman Prep; Red Bay Primary got their first win in the playoffs after defeating a tough Bodden Town Primary team 2-1; Prospect Primary bounced back from their opening day playoff loss with a 2-1 win over George Town Primary; and John A. Cumber Primary defeated Triple C 6-2.

The rain stopped but thankfully the cool weather persisted. The many supporters who came to cheer on their young heroes and heroines were grateful for the break in the weather.

In the single U-11 Consolation Cup match of the day, Truth For Youth drove six goals past North Side Primary.

In the U-11 Champions Cup, Cayman Prep beat Bodden Town Primary 2-1; John A. Cumber Primary beat Prospect Primary 4-0; Cayman International School defeated Triple C team beating the Crusaders 2-0; and St. Ignatius Prep concluded proceedings with a 4-2 win over Red Bay Primary.

Day three of the playoffs is scheduled for this Saturday at the TE McField Sports Centre beginning at 9am.

CUC organiser Neil Murray said: ‘Special thanks to Gary Whittaker and Dwayne Ebanks for officiating the games.’

PFL supporters can get updated playoff results and standings by visiting CUC’s website at www.cuc-cayman.com