Five-a-side football’s championship match pits the two best teams in the league against each other at the Kings Sports Centre on Wednesday night.
Reigning champs Cayman Buzz Crusaders face a much improved PWC from 7.30 p.m. and both teams are anxious to win and claim the $500 prize to spend at any restaurant of their choice.
PWC skipper Ricardo Agrella said the season started off well for them, winning the first two games, but then dipped a little with narrow losses against CML and KPMG Titans.
Agrella admits they struggled with consistency and have been a little complacent based on their performances from previous seasons.
PWC raised their game though in the playoffs and their improved. Confidence shone through.
“I feel if we get some momentum and consistency, we will be one of the top teams in the leagues to come,” Agrella said.
One of the highlights of PWC’s season was their 9-0 win over KPMG in the quarterfinals.
“It was a turning point in our season as the lads pulled together and stuck to the game plan. Our finishing was ruthless and defense solid as a rock, this performance has definitely set the stage for things to come for us,” Agrella said.
He feels this season has been more of a team effort rather than individual standout performances.
“We have built on our previous base of core players with new employees joining the firm, namely Toby Buist and Timothy Evans who have been great additions and now key members of the team.
“Our defense has improved with great performances from our keeper, Michael Scott and Iain Robertson who has added an element of physicality to our game.”
He added that the midfield generals Ben Hooper and Stephen Wilson helped build the momentum with their endless energy and striker Simon Patterson’s brilliance saw him score some of the best goals in the league.
“We are a team with great depth and have players like Erik Fell, Richard Crozier, William Crow, Marc Patel and Richard Wainwright to call on when we need a big performance,” Agrella added.
Buzz only lost once in the league, so as firm favorites the pressure is on them to retain their title.
Agrella remains undaunted. He said, “We have beaten Buzz during the previous season and have the right game plan to take them down again, our only challenge will be choosing a bar to use our $500 winners voucher at.”
But on their last encounter, Buzz were comfortable winners.
“Our league game this season against the Buzz started off very promising with us taking an early lead and passing the ball well,” Agrella said. “Buzz are always on the attack and scored two quick goals midway through the first half. We were chasing the game from there on and had our chances but were unable to capitalize.
“They are a great team and were simply on another level that night. That was our first loss of the season and have been waiting in anticipation for this rematch.”
Buzz captain Kris Pearson did not give a response, choosing to let his team’s feet do the talking on the night.
Reigning champs Cayman Buzz Crusaders face a much improved PWC from 7.30 p.m and both teams are anxious to win and claim the $500 prize to spend at any restaurant of their choice.