Primary games ended soggily

The Primary Football League games had to be postponed on Saturday because of bad weather at the TE McField Annex.

Torrential downpours, lightning and a flooded field hampered the completion of the 2012/13 CUC Primary Football League Opening Rally. Although organisers were able to get through the first round games, play in the quarter-finals had to be abandoned.

The quarter-finals, semis, third-placed game, final and trophy presentation have been re-scheduled for this Saturday, from 9am, again at TE McField Annex.

With the first round games complete, the quarter-finals see Cayman Prep against NorthEast Schools, Red Bay Primary tackling St. Ignatius Prep, 2011 runners-up Sir John A. Cumber Primary facing Cayman International School and defending champions George Town Primary facing Grace Academy.

In the first round games, Cayman Prep emerged from Zone A as group winners following a 3-0 victory over Prospect Primary and a resounding 5-0 victory over group runners-up Grace Academy. Grace Academy defeated Prospect Primary 4-1 to secure second spot in the group and a place in the quarter-finals.

In Zone B, Red Bay Primary took top spot after defeating Truth For Youth 3-0, South Sound Schools 2-0 and Cayman International School 1-0. Cayman International School beat South Sound Schools 2-1 in penalties and Truth For Youth 3-0 to claim the runners-up spot in the group.

In Zone C, Sir John A. Cumber Primary finished top by defeating Savannah Primary 2-0 and NorthEast Schools 3-0. Second in the group was NorthEast Schools following their defeat of Savannah Primary 1-0.

In Zone D, defending Opening Rally champions George Town Primary moved into the quarter-finals after defeating Bodden Town Primary 1-0, Cayman Brac 3-0 and St. Ignatius Prep 1-0. St. Ignatius Prep grabbed the runners-up spot with a 4-0 victory over Cayman Brac and 1-0 win over Bodden Town Primary.

The highlight of the day was Cayman Brac’s first victory in the Opening Rally since they won it all in the early 1990s with the likes of Fabio Smith.

The Brackers defeated Bodden Town Primary on penalties in a thrilling shootout. Cayman Brac had been absent from the competition for quite some time but 2011 saw their return to the Primary Football League, and with it, a chance to show their talents.

Organiser Neil Murrays of CUC said: “The PFL committee thanks parents and supporters for braving the weather to support their respective schools and encourages everyone to make their way back to the TE McField Annex on Saturday for the final round of games and the crowning of the champions.”

The games are re-scheduled for this Saturday with the quarter-final games from last weekend’s Opening Rally going ahead.

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