Constant Spring got their kicks

Jamaica’s best masters team, Constant Spring, has just achieved a triple trophy season for the third year running, and as a reward they were in Grand Cayman over the weekend for a short tour. 

Constant Spring beat a Cayman select masters team 3-1 on Friday at the TE McField Annex and then defeated a Scholars masters side 2-1 on Saturday at the same venue.  

The select team included Lee Ramoon, Neil Murray, Brian Watler, Clay Coleman, Windell Scott, Greg Ebanks and Henry Ebanks. 

The Scholars side was comprised of Colin “Dougie” Rowe, Romeo Thomas, Antonio Smith, Bryan Hydes, Armando Ebanks, Olsen Bush, Freddie Ebanks, Mario Watler, Eric Brown, Chris Brown, Arden “Cheeky” Rivers, Delroy “Johnny” Wilson, Roy Forbes and Antoine “Chico” Seymour.  

Dougie Rowe, head coach of Scholars, said, “The last time Constant Spring was here in 2007, they competed with us and a team from Honduras and won it.” 

Rowe added that there were plans for a youth tournament in Cayman with Constant Spring but the funds were never available.  

“They are a good team and haven’t lost for the last two years,” Rowe said. “We’re trying to build a relationship with Constant Spring and hope to have an Under-20 tournament next time. We’re looking to generate funds and will take it from there.” 

Carl Sewell, Constant Spring head coach, acknowledged that half of their younger players are still in the Jamaica Premier League and nowhere near in serious decline. The minimum age for Jamaican masters teams is 35 and no more than four players in the side can be under 40. Constant Spring’s average age is only 41.  

They stayed at the Holiday Inn, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and hope to return sooner than in seven years. 

“We will see if we can get a sponsor,” Sewell said. “We prefer to come to Cayman every time and hope to come back with a stronger team.”  

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Neil Murray still enjoys playing. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

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Anthony Ramoon, left, plays for George Town Sports Club masters.