It was a mixture of happiness and heartache for some schools following the culmination of day four in the 2012/13 CUC Primary Football League on Saturday at the TE McField Annex Field.
Day four marked the final group play in the playoffs and for the top four finishers in each division, a chance to play in the semifinals scheduled for Saturday, 2 February.
In the Under-9 Consolation Cup, George Town Primary topped the group and secured the No. 1 seed in the semifinals after demolishing Triple C, 9-0. Truth For Youth finished second after losing to Bodden Town Primary, 3-1, who finished third with the win, while wrapping up the top four was Prospect Primary.
The semifinals see George Town Primary playing Prospect Primary and Truth For Youth will face Bodden Town Primary. Both games are at 9am.
In the U-9 Champions Cup, undefeated South Sound Schools maintained its perfect record and at the same time secured the No. 1 seed with a 1-1 draw with Savannah Primary.
South Sound’s Lucas Carter opened the scoring and Jawan Wray tied things up late in the game for Savannah Primary. With the draw, Savannah Primary secured the No. 4 spot.
In other action, Cayman Prep finished runners-up in the group after defeating Sir John A. Cumber Primary, 3-1.
St. Ignatius Prep secured third spot with a 3-1 victory over NorthEast Schools and Cayman International School ended their season with a 2-0 defeat of Red Bay Primary thanks to goals from Oliver Johns in the 32nd minute and Jonathan Rado in the 40th minute.
In the U-9 Champions Cup semifinals, South Sound Schools will play St. Ignatius Prep and Cayman Prep will face Savannah Primary, both at 10am.
In the U-11 Consolation Cup, Savannah Primary secured the No. 1 seed with a resounding 4-1 victory over South Sound Schools and Prospect Primary defeated Truth For Youth, 4-1, to finish as the No. 2 seed.
Cayman International School and Truth For Youth round out the top four, respectively.
In the semifinals, Savannah Primary will face Truth For Youth and Prospect Primary will play Cayman International School, both at 11am.
In the U-11 Champions Cup, Cayman Prep completed the group stage of the playoffs without dropping a single point and secured the No. 1 seed with a 3-0 victory over St. Ignatius Prep.
David Pitcairn opened the scoring in the 26th minute after slotting home a penalty and added his second in the 55th minute.
Strike partner Aaron Jarvis scored in the 33rd minute. Even with the loss, St. Ignatius Prep finished fourth in the group and secured a spot in the semifinals.
Red Bay and Sir John A. Cumber finished second and third in the group, respectively, after a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Sir John A. Cumber took the lead early in the second half after Barry Dre Tibbetts blasted an unstoppable drive past Red Bay’s Revaughn Johnson. Red Bay’s Akili Talbert tapped in a late equaliser.
In other games, 2011/12 U-11 Champions missed out on a spot in the semifinals by a single point after defeating NorthEast Schools, 2-1, with Joshua O’Garro scoring both goals in the 9th and 40th minutes.
NorthEast Schools had taken the lead in the second minute thanks to an own goal off a George Town defender.
In a repeat of Saturday’s final group games, Cayman Prep will face St. Ignatius Prep and Red Bay Primary play Sir John A. Cumber in the semis at 12.30pm.
Organiser and CUC representative Neil Murray said, “Special thanks to Lovine ‘Pillo’ Jovan and Dwayne Ebanks for assisting with officiating the day’s games and to the numerous recently qualified young referees and assistant referees who have gained some valuable experience in officiating in the PFL over the last few Saturdays.”