CIBC deposit another hefty credit toward title hopes

Week two of the Corporate Football League saw two-time defending champions CIBC FirstCaribbean send a strong message to their rivals with a resounding 9-1 victory over RBC at the T.E. McField Annex.  

Veteran striker Brian Hydes showed he still has the same eye for goal as he did 20 years ago by bagging four goals, while Damalay Howelle grabbed a hat trick. Derek Welds and Jermaine Brown also notched scores, while a late consolation from the penalty spot was scored for RBC. 

In the late game Tuesday, CNB hit back in style after a surprise defeat in their season opener last week, crushing PWC, 6-0, with Mark Ebanks and Arial Tatum both bagging a brace and Craig Smith and Jason Ebanks grabbing one apiece.  

In Wednesday’s only game, UBS continued with their upsets by getting another shock win over title hopefuls Butterfield. Kenwyn Walcott scored the only goal in a close encounter at the Annex. 

Thursday’s early game saw the battle of the law firms, with Maples taking on Walkers and both looking to keep their winning streaks going after posting big wins during the first week.  

However, Maples won 1-0 in a tight game, with Kareem James getting the vital strike.  

In the late Thursday game, Fidelity/CUC got their first win of the campaign, downing Dart, 2-1, thanks to two goals from Raheem Robinson. Nahun Rodriguez scored for Dart. 

After two weeks, CIBC FirstCaribbean are atop the standings thanks to a healthy goal difference of plus-10, with Maples and UBS are second and third, respectively. 

Week 3 sees more big games with CNB and Butterfield battling it out and both hoping not to drop any additional points early in the title race.  

CIBC FirstCaribbean takes on Maples in a top of the table clash and UBS faces CUC/Fidelity.  

PWC will be taking on RBC in a bottom of the table clash, while Walkers battles Dart in the final game of the week. 

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Nahun Rodriguez scored again. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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