Truth For Youth never gave up

Coach Irvin Palacio and his Under-11 troops from Truth For Youth left the TE McField Annex Field to the sounds of rapturous applause from parents and spectators alike as they secured a well-deserved draw with Savannah Primary.

Saturday’s games marked the fifth round of league play in the CUC Primary Football League season.

It turned out to be the day’s best game in Group A between the U-11s from Truth For Youth and Savannah Primary.

Savannah poured forward from the opening whistle and were rewarded in the third minute when Jawan Wray blasted his team in front. Zachary Linwood added a second in the 28th minute.

After the break Savannah’s Akiel Bodden scored in the 33rd minute to make it 3-0 but Truth For Youth struck back a minute later when sweeper Gabby Fisher latched on to a loose ball in the box.

In the 48th minute, Savannah’s goalkeeper Justin Miller mistimed his challenge on Oscar Hernandez for a penalty.

Up stepped Gabby Fisher to take the spot kick and he made no mistake with a powerful effort just inside the post.

With the score now at 3-2, Savannah Primary were under intense pressure and did not help matters as they continued to give up possession in their own half.

Truth For Youth’s Oscar Hernanadez took advantage of some sloppy play from Savannah’s defenders and levelled the score at 3-3 in the 47th minute.

With 12 minutes to go, both teams pushed forward in search of the winner only to find goalkeepers Satiah Miller for Truth For Youth and Justin Miller unbeatable.

In the earlier U-9 game in Group A, Savannah beat Truth For Youth 6-0.

In Group B, South Sound Schools continued their unbeaten run as the U-9s defeated Red Bay 2-0 thanks to goals from Reese Cooper in the 24th minute and Jake Powers in the 48th.

In the U-11 match-up, South Sound completed the double over Red Bay Primary 3-1 with two goals from Aiden Cassidy and single strike from Aiden Hew. Noel Squire replied for Red Bay.

In other games played in Group B, Bodden Town drew 2-2 with North East Schools (U-9), Bodden Town beat North East Schools 1-0 (U-11), Prospect won 3-0 against Triple C (U-9) and Prospect thrashed Triple C 7-1 (U-11).

The 2013/14 CUC Primary Football League regular season concludes this weekend with Sir John A. Cumber Primary against Cayman International School (West Bay Town Hall Field) and St. Ignatius Prep facing Savannah Primary (St. Ignatius) in Group A.

In Group B, it’s North East Schools against Red Bay Primary (Donovan Rankine Field in East End); Cayman Prep facing South Sound Schools (Cayman Prep) and Bodden Town Primary playing Prospect Primary (Bodden Town).

The playoffs begin on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the TE McField Annex.

Truth For Youth’s Oscar Hernanadez took advantage of some sloppy play from Savannah’s defenders and levelled the score at 3-3 in the 47th minute.

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