Sunset hope to eclipse Women’s Cup hold

Defending champions Women United
meet Sunset in the final of the 2010 Cayman Islands football Association Women’s
FA Cup competition on Sunday.

Kickoff is at 5pm at the Truman
Bodden Sports Complex.

This is Women United’s third FA Cup
final in a row. In the semis, they defeated Elite 1-0 in a keenly contested
game at the Camana Bay Play Field in Camana Bay last Saturday evening.

It was prolific scorer Shennel Gall
who delivered the goal in the 77th minute to put her team through.

Sunset turned back Scholars
International 4-1 at the Ed Bush Stadium to take their place at the final last
Friday evening.

Ariella Smith scored first in the
35th minute for Scholars International. Ten minutes later Liza Bodden drew level
for her team after capitalising from a corner taken by Zoenif ‘Nandy’ Walker.

The sun was already set and Sunset
was in no mood to be defeated to miss the final. In the 70th minute Walker dribbled
through and squeezed the ball past keeper Martiza Miller-McLaughlin. 

The game was in high gear as both
teams played a competitive second half, but it was Sunset that found the back
of the net again in the 86th minute with a goal from Heather Pierre.

Sunset was definitely not done and
in the 90th minute Kamila Nagy sealed the issue for their fourth goal.

Sharaine Chin, president of Women
United said: “I am thrilled that Women United has reached the FA Cup finals for
a third successive year.

“We look forward to meeting Sunset
in the final this weekend. I have to congratulate the other teams who gave us
serious competition in the FA cup games this year.

“I am very impressed this year with
the level of talent displayed by female footballers from all the teams, and
trust that after the games we can all leave the field with our respect and
friendship intact.”

Meanwhile Alan Purvis coach of Sunset
women’s team said: “It’s always an exciting game when we meet Women United.

“Sunset is well prepared for Women
United, we held the FA Cup title for two consecutive seasons and want to have
it back, and we look forward for a great game this Sunday.

“We had a very relaxed first half
playing against Scholars International as our team was a bit nervous. In the
second half we started to play our style of football passing and moving the
ball better while creating chances at goal. Scholars International gave us a
tuff game but we outplayed them.”

Women United has dominated women
football on the Cayman Islands for the past three years taking all trophies and
almost all individual awards. This game will be keenly contested. 

All interested companies
interested in sponsoring the CIFA Women’s Leagues are asked to contact the CIFA
office at 949-5775 or email [email protected] or
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