Bodden Town crew is getting stronger

Bodden Town is at the top of the Premier League and, despite several injuries, does not appear likely to falter during the second half of the season.

George Town’s topsy-turvy campaign took a turn for the better with a 1-0 victory over Cayman Athletic on Sunday, thanks to a strike by Kevin Moore in the 33rd minute.

The match at the field in Bodden Town was followed by Bodden Town beating North Side, 4-2. Bodden Town is three points clear at the top of the league standings now thanks to goals by Charlo McLean (16th minute), two by Alex Belcher (53rd, 90th) and Theron Wood (also 90th).

Guiton King replied for North Side with a pair of scores, first in the 23rd minute and later in 69th.

Before this week’s mid-week games, Bodden Town had 28 points after 11 games, Elite was second with 25, while defending champion Scholars International was third with 24.

At the TE McField Annex, the reigning champions defeated the Tigers, 4-0, thanks to strikes by Tom Elliot, two by Nahun Rodriguez and Carson Fagan.

Rodriguez is a prolific midfielder and his brace brought his season’s tally to 10, the same as Dwayne “Gaza” Wright, the league’s top scorer over the past two seasons.

Elite remains second in the league standings after a comfortable 5-1 defeat of Academy. Mark Ebanks brought his season’s total to five after hitting a hat-trick. Carlose Andrade began the Elite scoring, and his side’s other goal came from Ray Cardiel Hydes.

Yannick Solomon opened the scoring early in the match for Academy, but that just sparked an Elite onslaught. Bodden Town technical director Elbert McLean said, “Gaza and Belcher joining us has been a big help but we’ve got others scoring too. We’ve scored 36 times and only conceded nine which shows we can defend as well.

“Charlo has been out for a while with a groin injury, Theron has missed three games and Gaza has missed about five so we’re looking good,” he added. “We’re going to be a force to be reckoned with. We trained really hard over Christmas, never stopped and it is paying off. We’re going to get stronger.”

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