The Premier League season kicked
off on Sunday and in the teeming rain there were only rays of sunshine for one
team, Tigers, who surprisingly beat reigning league champs Scholars
International 3-0 at the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay.
The match looked destined for a 0-0
draw despite many scoring opportunities until Richard ‘Papa’ Grant broke the
deadlock in the 85th minute. Kirk ‘Dancer’ Rowe and Lende Carter netted in the
89th and 90th minutes respectively to ensure a great start for Tigers. Carter
had already received a yellow card but he got a second yellow for taking off
his shirt and celebrating because the referee believed he was mocking the
In the earlier game at Ed Bush,
Derrin Ebanks broke the deadlock in the 51st minute for Elite before Nakia Dunn
equalised in the 61st for Premier League newcomers East End in the 1-1 draw.
At the TE McField Annex Sports
Centre, Roma enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Future under new coach Stephen
Petgrave, with Damalay Howell getting the vital score in the 83rd minute.
Most entertaining game of the day
was the late match between Bodden Town and George Town which finished in a 3-3-
draw. Arvid Harris netted first in the fifth minute, before Justin Pierre equalised
five minutes later. Then Fabian Malcolm put George Town ahead in the 14th
minute before Theron Wood brought the scores level a minute later.
Bodden Town keeper Donald Francis
had to go off injured and despite that Harris scored again in the 65th minute.
George Town substitute Tex Whitelocke was last season’s Premier League top
scorer and in the 75th minute he showed why as he the equaliser to start the
2010-11 season as he finished the last one.
Although the Cayman Islands
Football Association has not yet found a sponsor, matches will continue as