Bodden Town has been the dominant team for two years but results from their first two Premier League games so far this season suggests otherwise.
Two draws – first against newly promoted Cayman Brac and then on Sunday against Sunset – means Bodden Town need to beat Scholars International at the Ed Bush stadium this Sunday to keep in touch with the early leaders.
Despite BT dominating possession and creating the most chances, it was Sunset that went ahead at the Annex through substitute Raheem Robinson in the 70th minute.
Ricoh Brown got his third of the season with the equalizer nine minutes later. It finished 1-1. In the later match at the Annex, David Connolly and Matthew Suberan scored for Cayman Athletic in their 2-0 victory over George Town.
George Town’s central defender Leighton “Rumpy” Elliott was red carded for dissent after he protested too vehemently a foul he had just committed. The previous night, Roma beat Cayman Brac at the Bodden Town field 2-0. Gavin Reynolds and Gawayne Speed found the net again for Roma.
Roma United and Cayman Athletic have won both their opening fixtures and face each other in the most attractive match of the weekend on Sunday at the TE McField Annex.
Ernie “Gillie” Seymour is Cayman Athletic’s technical director. His youngsters beat Scholars International in their season’s opener which is pleasing for Seymour. His only worry is that his side may get too complacent.
“We’ve finished sixth in our three seasons in the Premier League and this season I’m hoping for a top four place,” he said.
“Roma may be top of the league but they are not a team to fear. They play aggressively so I have to prepare my team to deal with that aggression. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Seymour added that he is grooming some youth players who by January will hopefully be ready for first team action. Elite face Brac at the Ed Bush stadium on Saturday and Sunset play George Town at the Annex on Sunday.