After stumbling in their first two games, the Under-11s from South Sound Schools got their season in focus with a narrow 2-1 victory over the always enthusiastic visitors from Cayman Brac.
Following an uneventful first half which ended scoreless, the game livened up in the second half as the South Sound Schools forwards started to find their range.
Also, Cayman Brac were gaining in confidence as their forwards were finding a little space to run in.
In the 45th minute, the Brac’s speedy and determined striker Shayla Connor broke free from the South Sound Schools defenders and hammered her team into the lead with a well-taken effort, much to the delight of the Brac supporters.
South Sound Schools pushed forward and were rewarded with a penalty after Kiran Conolly-Basdeo was taken down. Up stepped Aidan Hew who calmly placed the ball into the corner to level.
With five minutes to go, South Sound School’s inspirational leader Lewis McMurdo popped up to score his team’s second goal and clinch the victory following a goal-mouth scramble.
Other results from Group B were Red Bay Primary 0 v Bodden Town Primary 2 (Under 9); Red Bay Primary 5 v Bodden Town Primary 0 (Under 11); Cayman Prep 9 v Prospect Primary 1 (Under 9); Cayman Prep 12 v Prospect Primary 0 (Under 11). The Under 9 game between Triple C and NorthEast Schools was postponed.
In Group A it was Savannah Primary 2 v Sir John A. Cumber Primary 1 (Under 9); Savannah Primary 1 v Sir John A. Cumber Primary 5 (Under 11); Cayman International School 1 v Truth For Youth 1 (Under 9); Cayman International School 1 v Truth For Youth 0 (Under 11); St. Ignatius Prep 4 v George Town Primary 1 (Under 9) and St. Ignatius Prep 0 v George Town Primary 0 (Under 11).
The 2012/2013 CUC PFL regular season continues this Saturday 17 November with games at various primary school venues around the Island.