For three decades, Ash Wednesday football finals in the Cayman Islands have provided an entertaining treat for fans.
That is expected to continue this year when high powered squads from George Town and Bodden Town challenge for the President’s Cup. The final is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 5 at the T.E McField Sports Complex, commonly called the Annex.
George Town scored a 3-0 victory over Elite Sports Club in the second leg of the semifinals to complete a tense 3-2 aggregate win, while Bodden Town drew 1-1 with Sunset on Sunday to squeeze out a 2-1 aggregate advantage.
George Town needed to early goals from Ariel Tatum to even the aggregate against Elite before Brazilian signee Gustavo Aulisio’s second half strike propelled them to the finals berth. Elite entered the second leg with a two goal advantage after outplaying George Town 2 -0 in the first leg.
For Bodden Town, Theron Wood’s 53rd minute goal cancelled out Sunset’s challenge after Rob Crockett opened the scoring in the 21st minute.
The Ash Wednesday Final pits the current leaders in the 2013-2014 Premier League. As of week 12, reigning champions Bodden Town were unbeaten atop the standings at 8-4-0 while George Town were second at 9-1-2 with two straight losses to their name.
Both squads squared off earlier this month, with Bodden Town getting the better of their opponents, 1-0, thanks to a 56th minute strike from Theron Wood. The race for the golden boot also favors Bodden Town as Wood leads the league with 20 goals.