George Town more prolific now

George Town Sports Club used to create plenty of chances but could never find the finishes touch. This season though they are consistently scoring and on Sunday thrashed North Side 6-1 to remain unbeaten and top of the Premier League.  

George Town have scored 21 times in seven matches this season and only drawn once with six wins, hence they top the table with 19 points. 

Ariel Tatum started the rout in the 17th minute then after the break, two own goals effectively sealed it for George Town.  

Guiton King brought some hope back to the North Side bench in the 80th minute, but Cesar 

Dixon and a double strike by Kevin Moore smashed hope of a comeback to bring his season’s tally to three. 

Earlier at the North Side field, Elite Sports Club surprisingly loss 3-0 to Sunset. Justin Pierre (28th), Timothy Edwards (77th) and Ben Hobden (90th) gave Sunset just their third win of the season. 

The victory pushed Sunset to fourth with 11 points just one ahead of Elite who loss for the second time in three weeks. Scholars International are second on 14 points and Bodden Town third on 13.  

Defending league champs Bodden Town drew 1-1 with Scholars International. Chris 

Douglas scored late to salvage points for the West Bay side after Thomas Bush gave Bodden Town an early advantage. 

Academy Sports Club picked up their first win in five games in beating Cayman Athletic 2-1. 

Gareth Thacker’s Sunset side are adapting well to the demands of the Premier League. Sunset have scored eight times in the last two league fixtures. 

Last week they blasted five past an Academy team currently propping up the league which gave them added confidence for the encounter with Elite at the North Side pitch. 

Sunset have settled well this season after running away with the First Division title last term. They have won three, drawn twice and lost twice so far. They have never been overwhelmed against George Town, Scholars and Bodden Town. 

After recruiting several key players in the off season Thacker is proud of the way the squad has adapted to life in the Premier division.  

“We are a very fit team and our pre-season lasted 10 weeks,” Thacker said. “Credit goes to the lads, who are very committed to playing for Sunset and have taken everything on board asked of them. As a team we have developed a number of systems and patterns of play and the players are very receptive to learning new formations.” 

Thacker is looking forward to the next round of fixtures. “The players have been magnificent in the way they have applied themselves each week,” he said. This focus and energy is the key to every game we play.” 

Thacker has been very happy with his new centre half, John Bruton, striker, Pierre and midfielder, Andrew Zarcynski. The three have settled in well. 

Sunset have a rest from the league this weekend and will play in a cup competition this weekend. The draw will be made on Thursday.  

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Kevin Moore has hit three so far.

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Ariel Tatum started the George Town rout. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD
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