BT need to make their point

The most intriguing match of the Premier League season is between Bodden Town and Scholars International at the Ed Bush Sports Centre on Sunday. 

Bodden Town only need one point from their remaining two fixtures to win the Premier title for the first time.  

Defending champs Scholars need to win both to overhaul BT.  

The match kicks off at 7pm, after Elite have played George Town.  

In the games at the TE McField Annex, Academy face already relegated Tigers at 5pm and then Cayman Athletic play North Side. 

The young Bodden Town side only need to hold their nerves to fulfil the promise they made to teammate Gerome “Bird” Graham’s family and friends to win the title in his memory. This is an emotional time for them whether they win it or not.  

Graham collapsed and died from an undetected enlarged heart at training almost a year ago.  

His brother Kareem James has played for Bodden Town this season with that sole aim on his mind. Younger brother Jon Dane Dawkins plays for BT youth sides.  

Drafting in proven strikers Dwayne “Gaza” Wright and Alex Belcher from Elite has paid dividends for BT, who have not been let down by the pair.  

In fact, Wright is anxious to finish as the league’s top scorer for the third consecutive season.  

Gaza has struck 18 times, one ahead of Elite’s Mark Ebanks with Scholars midfielder Nahun Rodriguez third on 15. Belcher has scored 13 league goals.  

Scholars, captained by Oneil Taylor, have dropped points unexpectedly, such as drawing with Tigers who have not won a match after 19 attempts.  

Sloppy finishing has been their downfall, but as the older, more experienced side playing at home, will start favourites.  

Hopefully, emotions will not overspill too much and the officials will not have too much work to do in a highly-charged atmosphere. 

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