Butterfield credit goes to Tex

Week 4 of the Cayman Islands Corporate Football League continued to provide some surprise results.  

Leaders Maples kept up the pressure on the others when handed a 4-0 win over RBC, who were unable to field a team.  

The score line might be a blessing to RBC, based on their average of leaking close to seven goals a game.  

The late game Tuesday at the T.E. McField Annex provided a seven-goal thriller between title hopefuls CNB and a resurgent CUC/Fidelity.  

CNB were reduced to 10 men early in the first half and trailed 3-1, before fighting back to 3-3.  

But CUC/Fidelity made their numerical advantage count with a late winner. Mark Ebanks scored two for CNB and Justin Pierre hit one.  

CUC showed again they do not just rely on one target man with goals from Raheem Robinson, Dwayne “Gaza” Wright, Brandyn Murray and Dennis Lee. 

In Wednesday’s game at the T.E. McField Annex, CIBC FirstCaribbean suffered another setback in the defence of their title, succumbing 3-0 to an impressive and dominant Dart side.  

Nahun Rodriguez grabbed a goal in each half and Kevin Guirey slotted in as well. 

In Thursday’s early game at Ed Bush stadium, Butterfield responded in style after last week’s disappointment, hammering PWC 6-0.  

PWC had recorded their first win last week and hoped to build on that, but were crushed by a ruthless attacking display. Tex Whitelocke grabbed a hat trick, while Roderick Pearson and two other players scored a goal apiece. 

Thursday’s final game of the week, at Ed Bush, saw Walkers bounce back from a couple of recent defeats to beat UBS, 2-1. Scorers are unknown for this game. 

At the end of Week 4, Maples claimed an easy three points to take a maximum of 12 from four games.  

With FCIB and CNB both losing, CUC/Fidelity have jumped from fourth to second on 9 points.  

FCIB and CNB fall to third and fourth, respectively, but are joined by a host of teams on six points and hope for no further slip ups to have any chance of competing for the title.  

Butterfield have climbed into fifth place thanks to their big win, while Walkers remain in sixth on goal difference despite their win.  

Dart have climbed one spot to seventh thanks to their win and UBS are disappointed to fall to eighth after dropping their second game in a row.  

The bottom two remain as is, with PWC in ninth on three points and RBC rock bottom with no points on the board as yet. 

CNB host Walkers in Wednesdays game, while FCIB take on UBS in the early Thursday game and PWC take on leaders Maples in the late game, all at the Ed Bush stadium in West Bay. 

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Markie Ebanks scored twice for CNB.

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Nahun Rodriguez hits goals for fun.

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Dwayne “Gaza” Wright was on the score sheet again.

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Tex Whitelocke hit a hat trick. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD
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