Primary kids are in semis now

With the fourth round of the 2013/14 CUC Primary Football League playoffs completed over the weekend, several schools sealed a place in the semifinals scheduled for this Saturday.

In the Under-9 Consolation Cup, Red Bay Primary defeated Truth For Youth 2-1 thanks to two goals from Alejandro Holness. Truth For Youth’s Tevin Ebanks scored their goal.

The win ensured second place in the standings for Red Bay Primary and a semifinal showdown with George Town Primary after they defeated Triple C 4-0. The other semi is Truth For Youth against Bodden Town.

In the U-9 Champions Cup, defending champions Savannah Primary continued their dominance with a 6-0 victory over South Sound Schools.

The win completed a perfect playoff record for Savannah with four straight victories, scoring 15 goals in the process and conceding none.

Savannah will play fourth seeded St. Ignatius Prep who grabbed a point against Cayman Prep in a 1-1 draw.

Cayman Prep’s Jacob McMillan-Collet opened the scoring in the 16th minute only to see Matthew Lloyd-Hickey grab the equalizer in the 34th minute after some great individual play and a well-placed shot.

In the other semi, third seed Sir John A. Cumber Primary will face Cayman Prep after their emphatic 4-0 victory over Prospect Primary.

Goals from Rashaad Powery, Shonjae Bodden, Hakeem Seymour and a penalty by goalkeeper Diego Pino sealed the win.

The other score in the U-9 Champions Cup saw North East Schools defeat Cayman International School 1-0 thanks to a Randy Johnson strike.

In the U-11 Consolation Cup Red Bay Primary defeated Cayman International Schools 3-0 with two goals by Tekwan Truman and one by Cameron Bennett. The victory ensures a rematch with Cayman International School in the semis this Saturday as Red Bay Primary finished second in the standings and Cayman International School finished third.

Truth For Youth sealed the number one seed and a meeting with Bodden Town Primary in the semis as they defeated Triple C 5-1.

Elder Ebanks scored a hat-trick in the 28th, 47th and 50th minutes after Oscar Hernandez (6th minute) and Tevin Ebanks (12th minute) opened the scoring for Truth For Youth. Triple C’s Zach Redden scored in the 7th minute.

Defending U-11 champions Cayman Prep were in fine form as they eased past George Town Primary 6-0 with goals from Joshua Small (10th minute), Victor Thompson (32nd minute), Igor Magalhaes (53rd minute) and a hat-trick for Aaron Jarvis in the 26th, 47th and 52nd minutes. Cayman Prep secured the number one seed with the victory.

Sir John A. Cumber guaranteed themselves a spot in the semis and the number two seed following a 3-1 victory over Prospect Primary.

In other games, Savannah Primary defeated North East Schools 3-1 and St. Ignatius Prep drew 1-1 with South Sound Schools.

The third and fourth seeds have not been decided as there is a make-up game scheduled on Wednesday with Savannah taking on South Sound Schools.

St. Ignatius Prep sealed their spot in the semifinals with the 1-1 draw but will need to wait until after Wednesday’s game to see if they finish third or fourth in the playoff standings.

Depending on the result, either George Town Primary or South Sound Schools will secure the fourth and final spot in the semis.

Shakur Welcome and Chastine Rankine handled the officiating duties.

The semifinals of the 2013/14 CUC Primary Football League playoffs this Saturday will be followed by the finals, third-place games and trophy presentation scheduled the following week, Jan. 25.