Savannah through as semifinal places up for grabs

The third round of the CUC Primary Football League playoffs were played on Saturday which marked a turning point for a few schools searching for valuable points.

In the Under-9 Champions Cup, an undefeated Savannah Primary secured a place in the semifinals with one more round remaining after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Cayman Prep.

Akiel Bodden was the hero for Savannah as he blasted in the winner in the 20th minute.

Cayman Prep led by Pierce Terry, made life difficult for the Savannah boys but could not find that vital equalizer.

In other U-9 Champions Cup games, North East Schools held Sir John A. Cumber Primary to a 0-0 draw and Cayman International School beat Prospect Primary 3-0 thanks to a brace from Luis Magno in the 9th and 44th minutes after Jonathan Rado had opened the scoring in the 8th minute.

In the U-9 Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth defeated Triple C 7-1 and Bodden Town smashed George Town P6-0 with Jacobi Tugman netting three goals, Breshawn Watson scoring twice and Shakeem Williams adding the sixth.

In the U-11 Champions Cup, previous winners George Town secured their first win of the 2013/14 playoffs with a 3-1 victory over Prospect.

George Town’s previous two games in the first and second rounds were disappointing draws with South Sound Schools 2-2 and North East Schools 3-3. George Town were in complete control of both games until a lapse in concentration cost them the points.

Against Prospect Primary, coach Gillie Seymour’s team fell behind early to a Sabrina Suberan strike but fought back to equalize through Isaac Ebanks, take the lead through Micah O’Garro and secure the win compliments of a Jordan Sommerville strike.

With Micah O‘Garro missing a penalty early in the second half and the chance to take the lead, it seemed George Town were destined for another disappointing result but with the defence playing well and the forwards finally finding their shooting range, players and supporters alike left the TE McField Annex in high spirits.

In other games in the U-11 Champions Cup, Sir John A. Cumber escaped with a 1-1 draw against North East Schools. Sir John A Cumber’s Daniel Wallace opened the scoring in the first half only to see North East’s Jacquan Miller equalize in the second.

Miller had the chance to put his school in front but blasted a penalty straight at the Sir John A. Cumber goalkeeper.

St. Ignatius Prep played their best game of the playoffs in a tightly contested 1-1 draw with Cayman Prep.

St. Ignatius’s Brad Lansdell opened the scoring only to see Prep’s Aaron Jarvis equalize late in the second half to salvage the draw and a point for the defending champions.

In the U-11 Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth bagged their second playoff win and secured a place in the semis with a 3-2 victory over Red Bay.

Cayman International School also cemented their place in the semis after defeating Bodden Town Primary 4-3.

Shakur Welcome and Thomson Hew handled the officiating duties which were much appreciated.

Games in the 2013/14 CUC Primary Football League playoffs resume on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 with fourth round matches when schools have a final opportunity to capture a spot in the top four and secure a place in the semi-finals.

In the Under-9 Champions Cup, an undefeated Savannah Primary secured a place in the semifinals with one more round remaining after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Cayman Prep.

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