Caybrew is doing much to quench the thirst of football fans.
The Cayman Islands Brewery, which produces Caybrew, recently donated cases of beer to the finalists in the Kings Sports Centre recreational indoor coed five-a-side football league. The Cayman Free Press Buzz battled Phoenix in the final last Sunday.
The Buzz, a veteran team under Melantha Wright, were near the top of the standings throughout the regular season, with four wins and 12 points. Phoenix, under star Chris Douglas, were a surprise finalist after one win and three points during their campaign.
The squads booked their spots in the finals earlier this month. CFP defeat team Scotiabank, 5-2, while Phoenix clipped Mitchie Williams’s Walkers side, 2-0. Walkers actually went into the postseason as the top seed with identical numbers to CFP: four wins, 12 points and a +5 goal differential. Scotiabank were third with three wins, nine points and a -3 goal differential.
Kings assistant director Andre Morgan said goals by female players made a big difference.
“CFP and Walkers were tied with points and goal differential, the final decision was based on the goals for,” Morgan said. “Walkers had 18 goals and CFP had 16 goals.
“The goal scorer for CFP in the semis was Shenel Gall, who scored two goals. Christopher Ebanks scored for Scotia. For Phoenix, we had Gina Delcid scoring the only goal in her game. For those who don’t know, in coed leagues, when a girl scores it’s worth two points. With these results, you can see the benefits of having a girl shooter on your team.
“We would also like to say a big thank you to our sponsor, Caybrew, who awarded the teams going to finals with a few cases of beer.”
Football action will continue at Kings throughout the summer. A men’s five-a-side football league is taking place throughout the week as games began in mid-June after the last competition ended earlier this year. Among the competing teams are Transformers and CML, the top sides from the previous tournament.
Transformers, which features inmates from Northward Prison, won Division One after a playoff run that included victory over regular season champions, the CFP Buzz Crusaders. CML claimed the Division Two crown in dominant fashion, winning the regular season and postseason titles.