Primary finals will thrill

The cooling rains and overcast
skies were welcomed by the four teams scheduled to play the opening semi-final
games of the 2009/2010 CUC Primary Football League playoffs.

Playing for a place in the finals
of the Under-9 Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth met Montessori by the Sea and
Cayman International School faced Savannah Primary.

Much like the first encounter
between these two schools last week, Truth For Youth again were too much for
the inexperienced Montessori team as they posted a resounding 4-0 victory.

In the second semi, Cayman International
School initially found Savannah Primary tough to breakdown but eventually won
2-0 and a place in the finals against Truth For Youth.

In the Under-9 Champions Cup semis,
St. Ignatius Prep faced Red Bay Primary and Prospect Primary was up against
John A. Cumber Primary. In theory, both matchups presented some interesting
challenges.

The first encounter between St.
Ignatius Prep and Red Bay Primary stayed true to the script as St. Ignatius
Prep needed a goal in overtime to settle this exciting game and claim a spot in
the finals following a 2-1 win.

The second semi saw Prospect
Primary overcome a fairly young John A. Cumber Primary team who, on the day,
were no match for their opponents as evidenced by the 4-0 score line.

In the semis of the U-11
Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth came fully equipped as they cruised to an 11-0
blasting of North Side Primary. Not to be outdone, George Town Primary joined
Truth For Youth in the final with a 3-1 victory over Savannah Primary.

The highlight of the day’s
activities was the two Under-11 Champions Cup semis.

John A. Cumber Primary sought
revenge against a Triple C team who had defeated the boys from West Bay in an
earlier playoff encounter, blemishing their undefeated record.

With a berth in the finals on the
line, both teams seemed tentative as neither team wanted to make that one
mistake which could cost them a goal, the game and elimination.

With the game tied at 0-0 and
heading for overtime, John A. Cumber Primary squeezed in the winner just before
the fulltime whistle.

Not to be outdone, the second semi was
a classic. In yet another rematch from an earlier playoff encounter, which saw Prospect
Primary upset St. Ignatius Prep, this game had everything from goals to saves
to near misses to hard tackles to plain bad luck.

With the schools locked at
two-a-piece in overtime and heading for penalties, a deflection off a Prospect
Primary defender sealed the victory for St. Ignatius Prep 3-2.

All attention will be focused this
coming Saturday, 6 February and the finals of the 2009/2010 CUC Primary
Football League.

Action starts at 9am and supporters
of the beautiful game are encouraged to come out to the TE McField Stadium, aka
Annex Field and cheer on these talented youngsters.

For more information, contact: Neil
Murray, Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd, Tel: 914-1110, Email: [email protected]

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