Scholars fail to leapfrog Elite

 

The Premier League title looks like going down to the wire with nerves starting to jangle judging by the outcome of Sunday’s matches. 

League leaders Elite Sporting Club faced Scholars International at the Ed Bush stadium in West Bay. It was an ideal chance for Scholars to grab top spot as Elite had just played two gruelling matches in the Caribbean Club Champions tournament. 

But despite their superior freshness, Scholars were unable to score and the match petered out to a scoreless draw. Elite actually finished stronger and may have snatched it in the dying moments with better finishing.  

The only other match played was at the TE McField Annex between Bodden Town and George Town. That too was a draw, 2-2, with goals from Tex Whitelocke (40th minute) and Davian Smith (68th) for GT. Kareem James (46th) and Kyle Leon (82nd) got Bodden Town’s.  

George Town could have been forgiven too for showing fatigue having played two tough matches in the Caribbean Club Championships. They pulled off a sensational late match winner three days earlier to beat Elite 2-1 having earlier drawn 0-0 with Bermuda’s North Village Rams. Elite beat the Rams 2-1 in their initial Caribbean Club Championship match.  

Elite and Scholars have 38 points from 17 games with four to go. Elite’s superior goal difference of three could make all the difference on the final day. Bodden Town are three points behind the leaders and George Town are fourth on 27 points.  

Then come Tigers on 19 points, followed in sixth by Cayman Athletic on 15. Roma United are seventh on 11 and Future bottom with seven.  

League action continues on Easter Sunday. The 5pm kick-offs are Future v Cayman Athletic at the Bodden Town field and Tigers against George Town at the TE McField Annex. Elite face Bodden Town at the Bodden Town field in the 7pm kick-off and the late match at the Annex is between Scholars International and Roma.  

kareem james v cay ath mar 12

Kareem James got one of BT’s goals.

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