FA Cup rolls on this weekend

The local FA Cup draw has been made and a number of
teams are gearing up for matches this month.

Cayman Brac FC faces Roma United in the preliminary
games of the forty-third season of the Cayman Islands Football Association FA Cup
competition this weekend while defending champions Bodden Town
gets a bye.

Bodden
Town will join the
competition at the quarter final stage when there will be another draw held to
decide who meets who.

This was announced at a live draw held in the studios
of Radio Cayman last Thursday in the presence of President of CIFA Jeffery
Webb, Vice President Peter Campbell, host Koro Vaka’uta and some of the club representatives.

 The other
match-ups are Academy facing Latinos, Elite up against Prospect United, Tigers
versus Cayman Athletics, Future tattling Scholars International, East End
encountering George Town
and Sunset meeting North Side.

George Town recently
defeated Bodden Town in the Digicel Cup, a similar
competition, in a game which ended 2-1. They are playing extremely well and
could be the main obstacle in this competition. Bodden Town
on the other hand has been doing well and is now in second position in the
Premier League competition.

Scholars International are leading the league
tables, Tigers has an excellent team. Future have not taken a title recently,
they are playing good football but just not finding the back of the net as
often as they should.

The First Division teams are playing good football
and could create an upset if they follow the footsteps of Bodden Town
who were in that competition last season and turned back all the Premier League
teams to take the title. 

Last season at the finals, Bodden Town
brought life to the T E McField Sports Centre (Annex) when they came from behind
and fought off the attacks of the then tough Elite.

Elite were runaway champions in the Premier league
and defeated Scholars International at the Digicel Cup finals as well.
Obviously they thought they had arrived and did not take the young Bodden Town
boys seriously. They came into the game feeling confident in beating their opponent.

Bodden
Town, eager to take a
double after winning their respective League championships, were in high gear
from the opening whistle.

Their high performers on the night are key parts of
the team today in Marvin Twyne, Kareem James and Ramon Sealy.

In spite of the loss Elite saw some good play in
that match from Renee Carter, Jairo Sanchez and Derrin Ebanks.

It will be interesting to see what happens this time
around and how many upsets the campaign has in store.

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