George and Future high five

The domestic football season wound up with two entertaining but very one sided games on Sunday at the TE McField Annex. George Town retained their hold on both cups for the second consecutive season with a 5-0 thrashing of Cayman Athletic and in the women’s final Future’s precocious girls stepped up from Under-17 level to beat Elite by the same margin.

On their way to the final Cayman Athletic under coach Gillie Seymour had seen off three Premier League teams and earned the tag as giant killers. But Athletic were not going to pull off another David and Goliath feat this time because they were 2-0 down within the first exchanges thanks to brilliant individual goals by Justin Pierre (third minute) and David ‘Starky’ Harding (seventh).

Settled and in total control with Athletic in disarray, George Town passed like maestros and they effectively wrapped up the game before half-time with additional goals from Fabian ‘Dadda’ Malcolm (36th minute), Leon Whittaker (39th) and Garth Anderson (44th).

Cayman Athletic rallied in the second half, tried their best but it was a lost cause. At least they had the satisfaction of winning the First Division title to gain promotion and getting to the FA Cup final. All Gillie’s teams did well this season and they can build on that success next year.

Future women took a while to break Elite down and went into the break only one up, thanks to Erin Logan. They completely dominated the second half though with additional goals from Janel Ebanks, Brittni Ebanks and two from Tatiana Ebanks.

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Future, champs again, back, from left. coach Olsen Bush, Nicole Whittaker, Daniella Tibbetts, Kimberly Rivers, Crystal Barnes, Brittany Helvestor, Rebecca Bush (capt), Brittni Ebanks, coach Mike Barnett, Monique Roberts. Middle, Erin Logan, Janel Ebanks (FA Cup Final MVP). Front, Chloe Tathum, Sophie Roberts, Tatiana Ebanks, Sophia Dilbert, Tonya Ebanks, Lesli Tathum. Kendra Rankin (goalkeeper). Missing Shalisa Barnett, Breeann Wright, Kira Scott. – PHOTO: SUBMITTED