Buzzing to be champs again

Cayman Free Press Buzz Crusaders lived up to expectations and won the Division One title in the five-a-side league at the King’s Sports Centre. 

They were undefeated in eight matches, winning seven and drawing one. Buzz recorded their biggest win of the season, 13-1, against ESSO Tigers two weeks ago.  

Davey McLaughlin and Kris Pearson hit hat tricks, Kyle Santamaria got two and the rest came from Bobby Hydes, Jason Hydes, Ray Hydes and David Connelly.  

There were only two matches played last week in the league. Transformers and Deloitte drew 3-3. Chris Douglas scored twice for Transformers and Howard Lee Ebanks got the other. For Deloitte, Phil Kings, Paul Smith and Dan Lowry had a goal apiece.  

West Star beat ESSO Tigers, 8-2, with Nicholas Tibbetts scoring four, while Willard Robinson, Carlos Ebanks and Cesar Watson also scored. Jermaine Myles got both Tigers goals.  

CML got a forfeit over Doghouse Devils I, who no showed.  

This week is the semifinal stages of the playoffs and next week will be the championship games in Division One and the Social league.  

The battle for supremacy in the Social league is between CML and PwC, with CML ahead on goal difference.  

Andre Morgan is the assistant coach and director of the five-a-side programme at King’s. “Overall the season has balanced out very well,” he said. “Everything has fallen into place nicely and there were not many issues.  

“The programme is now running how we expect it to and it is growing to the point where King’s Sports Centre’s reputation is enhanced,” he added. “My highlight of the season was to see how well Deloitte has done after jumping from the Social league to Division One. 

“Deloitte is mostly foreigners who individually are not as good as the locals, but they have stepped up in excellent fashion and it’s nice to see their competitive spirit.” 

Every game this week is a knockout game. On Tuesday CFP Buzz face Transformers at 7pm and Wednesday West Star play ESSO Tigers. 

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