One of the most satisfied football coaches in Cayman this season is surely Ernie ‘Gillie’ Seymour who has achieved another wonderful term with all four of his Cayman Athletic teams doing well.
The senior side needed to beat North Side to win the First Division title at the TE McField Annex last Wednesday. A draw would have meant Cayman Athletic winning the league and North Side getting the runners-up spot.
With Gillie barking out his instructions in customary fashion, goals from Raheem Robinson in the 15th minute and a penalty by Dave McLaughlin in the 60th sealed their win and an automatic place in the top flight next term. Athletic full back Kemar Scott had such a good game rumours are that Chelsea are lining him up to replace Ashley Cole.
Gillie said: “I’m pleased to have gained promotion but as everyone who knows me will tell you, my priority is youth development.” On that score Seymour has done exceptionally well again.
His Under-17s were runners-up both in the league and FA Cup to an outstanding Bodden Town side. Cayman Athletic U13s were tied second with Future in the league and runners-up in the FA Cup.
Best team of all were the U15s who for the third season running won every single match, no draws, in dominating the league and FA Cup. Seymour’s season is winding up but he can’t fully relax yet because Cayman Athletic play Premier League team Tigers in the FA Cup semi-final on Thursday at the TE McField Annex.