The top match in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League game between Scholars International and Elite was its usual tight affair and only an own goal could separate them.
The match at the Ed Bush stadium in West Bay was decided in the 75th minute. It was Elite’s first loss of the season having won all previous six, but still keeps them at the top of the table with 18 points.
Second placed Bodden Town were able to close the gap by beating Academy 2-1 in the earlier game there. Thomas ‘Chip’ Bush and Kareem James were the BT scorers. Jonah Ebanks got Academy’s goal. BT have 16 points and Scholars International are third on 15 points.
At the TE McField Annex Justin Pierre and Lorenzo Brown strikes gave them a 2-1 victory over North Side whose scorer was Dwayne Wilson.
Cayman Athletic beat Tigers 3-2 in the later game. Darwin Watson and two Kyle Leon strikes gave Cayman Athletic the advantage. Tigers scorers were Norman Montoya and Alex Espinal.
Bodden Town’s Dwayne Wright still leads the scoring chart with nine, followed by Elite’s Hank Parchment on eight. Emmanuel Ricoh Brown has hit five for Academy and on four goals apiece are Jonah Ebanks (Academy), Kevin Moore (George Town) and Nahun Rodriquez (Scholars).
It is Digicel Cup action this weekend and the first round matches at the TE McField Annex matches are Cayman Athletic v Academy at 5pm and Bodden Town against Elite at 7pm.
At the Ed Bush stadium George Town play North Side at 5pm and Scholars International take on Tigers in the later game.
Premier League action returns the following week, Sunday 16 December, when Elite play North Side in the early game at the Bodden Town field and Bodden Town face Cayman Athletic in the 7pm match.
At the TE McField Annex it is Scholars against Academy in the early match and George Town-Tigers later.