The masters football season has just concluded and Boca Juniors recorded an improbable 7-0 win over previously unbeaten league champs Sunset in the FA Cup final.
The match at the TE McField Annex last Sunday was competitive from the start.
The masters league is for players aged 40 and over.
Sunset had two good chances early on from corners, but could not find the net. Boca scored first through some clever forward play.
Sunset got a penalty but Boca’s keeper Ryan Ebanks saved it. Boca were able to add a second goal before the interval.
After a stern talking to by coach Barry Martinez at half-time who felt they should be further ahead, Boca pulled away with a comfortable win after the pace and experience of substitutes John Todd Rivers and Michael Belfoure was injected.
Henry Mitchell was able to get free on a number of occasions to score twice and assist with two others.
Sunset stood no chance after one of their players was red carded for verbal abuse.
Boca’s scorers were James Ebanks (3), Henry Mitchell (2), Derreck Bodden and Oshane Grant.
Bodden Town intended to play Sunset in the FA Cup final, claiming that Boca had fielded an ineligible player.
After investigating, the Cayman Islands Football Association found that Bodden Town also fielded ineligible players as well due to a discrepancy in the league rules.
CIFA ruled there should be a replay. Bodden Town were totally outclassed, losing 9-0.
League rules allowed for three under-age players to be fielded at one time. Although Boca used their complement of underage players, they feel that the league should change this rule and have no under-age players.
Boca came in third in the league. Michael Belfoure felt it was run extremely well by CIFA.
“However, with any new league there is always room for improvement,” he said. “Going forward I do believe that we should only limit eligible players based on the masters league age rules to participate.”
He is looking forward to the league’s resumption.
“Hopefully, we will be able to start the league earlier this year so that we can play more games as the last one was only able to accommodate 10 games.”