Two first half strikes by Grace Academy’s Gunnar Studenhofft and a third from Jaden Ebanks were enough to see off a spirited George Town Primary in a thrilling Under-11 football encounter at the TE McField Annex Field on Saturday.
Leading 3-0 at halftime, the points seemed all but secure for the West Bay outfit but a determined second half display from George Town Primary, led by Joshua O’Garro, kept the game close.
A goal by George Town’s Jordan Summerville in the 41st minute and a second from Joshua O’Garro in the 51st minute set up a tense last few minutes, which saw some resolute defending from Grace Academy.
With George Town Primary piling on the pressure in search of an equaliser, the Grace Academy rearguard and midfield held firm and secured the victory and a valuable three points.
In the day’s second U-11 game at the Annex Field, NorthEast Schools defeated Cayman Brac 5-0 thanks to two goals apiece from Lamoy Moodie and Jaheim McLean and a single strike from Jaiquan Miller, which took an unfortunate deflection off a helpless Cayman Brac defender.
Other results from Group A were Cayman International School 0 v Savannah Primary 0 (Under 9); Cayman International School 0 v Savannah Primary 0 (Under 11); St. Ignatius Prep 2 v Truth For Youth 0 (Under 9); and St. Ignatius Prep 9 v Truth For Youth 0 (Under 11).
In Group B it was Prospect Primary 0 v Red Bay Primary 3 (Under 9); Bodden Town Primary 4 v South Sound Schools 0 (Under 9); Bodden Town Primary 1 v South Sound Schools 3 (Under 11); Cayman Prep 10 v Triple C 1 (Under 9) and Cayman Brac 0 v NorthEast Schools 5 (Under 11).
The 2012/13 CUC Primary Football League regular season concludes this Saturday 8 December with games being played at various primary school venues around the Island. The featured games will be at the TE McField Annex Field where two undefeated teams, Red Bay Primary and Cayman Prep, clash for the Under Group B U-11 title and in West Bay at the Town Hall Field where Sir John A. Cumber Primary host St. Ignatius Prep.