Gaza strike edges Elite closer

Elite took another step towards the Premier League title when they drew 2-2 with Bodden Town at the G Haig Bodden Sports Centre on Sunday night.

Elite’s top scorer Alex Belcher got sent off for two yellow cards but that was the only blip on their night as they effectively sealed the title.

Only George Town can mathematically catch Elite now, but that means Elite losing all their five remaining matches and George Town have to win each game by a heavy margin because their goal difference is far inferior to the West Bay side’s.

At least Belcher had the consolation of scoring Elite’s first goal. Bodden Town scored through Arvid Harris and Denny Bailey and Elite had the satisfaction of hanging on to their unbeaten league record in the dying seconds of a game that ran into seven minutes extra time when Dwayne ‘Gaza’ Wright popped up for the equaliser. It was a thrilling match and much of it highlighted all the good in Cayman football.

In the earlier game at Bodden Town, Roma United bounced back after their Digicel Cup final defeat by beating East End 3-1. Scoring for Roma were Gabre Dickens in the 43rd and 75th minute while Kemroy Graham scored in the 79th. Nakia Dunn netted East End’s goal in the 32nd minute.

Future Sporting Club clipped defending champions Scholars International 1-0 at the TE McField Sports Centre in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League competition, scored by James Ebanks in the 77th minute.

In the other game there George Town, fresh off their Digicel Cup victory on Ash Wednesday, defeated Tigers 2-0. Captain Ian Lindo and Leon Whittaker did the honours in the 30th and 45th minute.

Games will resume on 27 March as the league takes a break to facilitate the staging of the two international Caribbean Football Union games between Bodden Town and Puerto Rico’s River Plate on Friday 18 March and two days later.