Bodden Town celebrate in style

Bodden Town celebrate their first Premier League championship at the “Office”, their Bodden Town field on Sunday. 

The 5pm kick off against Academy will be emotionally charged after last weekend’s dramatic securing of the title by drawing 1-1 with last season’s champions Scholars International.  

Bodden Town have been working toward this for years since club president Mark Scotland and technical director Elbert McLean and many other coaches mapped out their youth programme.  

The need to win it was accelerated this season by the fact that midfielder Gerome “Bird” Graham died from an undetected heart condition at training almost a year ago.  

As of press time Thursday, times and venues for the other matches were not confirmed.  

Elite play Scholars, North Side face George Town and Cayman Athletic take on Tigers.  

Last weekend, Bodden Town’s Dwayne “Gaza” Wright scored from a penalty and Damalay Howelle equalised for Scholars, who needed to win to keep their championship hopes alive.  

Bodden Town have 51 points from 20 matches and Scholars are six points behind in this weekend’s 
final round of games.  

Elite will finish third, George Town fourth, Academy and Cayman Athletic are next and North Side must play First Division runners-up Roma in a playoff to see if they remain in the Premier League or Roma get promoted. Tigers 
are relegated.  

George Town beat Elite, 2-0, on Sunday with goals from Leighton Elliott and Tex Whitelocke.  

Tigers got their first victory of the season after a brace by Jessus Torres and strikes from Aldredo Challenger and Jamel White. Jonah Ebanks scored both Academy goals.  

Cayman Athletic drew 2-2 with North Side. Matthew Suberan and Santagelo Bush scored for Cayman Athletic and North Side’s goals came from Ronald Davis and an own goal by Maxwell Thomas.  


Leighton Elliott scored for George Town. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

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