Roma want to educate Scholars

Premier League action resumes on Sunday in the last fixtures before the festive break. At the Ed Bush stadium in West Bay Cayman Athletic face Future in the 5pm match and Bodden Town take on Elite in the later game, kick off 7pm. At the TE McField Annex George Town face Tigers first and the later game is between Scholars International and Roma United.

Elite are boosted by the return from college of Jason Ebanks and Benjamin Cupid. They had a confidence boosting 3-1 win against George Town in the Digicel Cup on Sunday. GT had won the Digicel Cup the previous two seasons, as well as the FA Cup twice. George Town were hoping for a cup double again and to win the Premiership but being so far being Elite, Bodden Town and Scholars on points, realistically only the FA Cup is within their grasp now.

Bodden Town are vastly improved this season. The youngsters are maturing fast and will have the extra insurance of Ramon Sealy in goal against the all-conquering Elite who have in Dwayne ‘Gaza’ Wright the league’s top scorer and midfielders Alex Belcher and Jairo Sanchez popping goals in for fun.

Elite technical director Greg Ebanks said: “I thought our match against George Town was a very entertaining game. It’s normally close between us and this time we had some luck. Having my son Jason and Benjy Cupid back from college was a contributing factor.

“Everyone has had their eyes on Bodden Town. They are capable of winning a championship. They have been second in the league and won the FA Cup and obviously have a good crop of players. They’re young and quick and you can’t afford to take your eyes off them. We’ll have some good support at Ed Bush but they always travel with a good fan base too.”

Roma are looking forward to the Scholars game after their dramatic Digicel Cup victory against Cayman Athletic on Sunday, with the only goal scored by Kenroy ‘Boyze’ Graham, a blistering 25-yard shot in extra time. Robert Sairsingh, Roma president, said: “Boyze’s goal was excellent. He normally starts but this time we thought a better strategy would be to bring him on late in the game and it worked. He has great speed and stamina and is always hungry to score.

“We will lift ourselves against Scholars and riding high after this win. Keigel ‘Stammer’ Atkinson is our captain. He’s having a good season but needs to score more and hopefully he’ll do it on Sunday. Against Athletic we put Narval ‘Rasta’ Buchanan up front for once. It worked for a while but when we had to change the team we put him back in defence.”

The Digicel Cup semi-finals in January will consist of two games, decided on aggregate. For more information 
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The Digicel Cup semi-finals in January will consist of two games, decided on aggregate. For more information follow Cayman football at www.facebook.com/caymanfootball