Cumber and St. Ignatius in thriller

The Under-9 youngsters from Sir John A. Cumber Primary opened their CUC Primary Football League campaign with a 2-0 victory over St. Ignatius Prep at the West Bay Town Hall Field on Saturday.

In the Group A U-9 encounter, it was a tense first half as neither school could find the target. Coming off a commanding 4-0 win over Truth For Youth’s last weekend, St. Ignatius’ forwards were finding it difficult to break down the Sir John A. Cumber rear guard.

In the 32nd minute, the breakthrough came as Sir John A. Cumber’s Drequan Kirchman opened the scoring, squeezing his shot between St. Ignatius goalkeeper Jon-Paul Miller and the near post much to the delight of his teammates.

The West Bay side added a second in the 47th minute, albeit an unfortunate own goal on the part of St. Ignatius. Miller was outstanding between the posts as he thwarted the Cumber attack with some excellent saves throughout. In the U-11 game, the final score of 3-3 reflected an exciting encounter which thrilled the large contingent of parents and supporters present.

Sir John A. Cumber’s Arthur Fredericks opened the scoring and Daniel Novak responded almost immediately for St. Ignatius. In the second half, Cumber’s Rashaad Powery blasted his school in front before Daniel Rivers once again brought his school level.

St. Ignatius’s Matthew Lloyd-Hickey added a third to take the lead late in the game but Cumber’s Lewey Bodden had the final say in this enthralling encounter to level again.

In the Group A Girls’ Primary Football League match-up, Sir John A. Cumber Primary’s Stoyanna Stewart scored in the 12th and 22nd minutes and Hayleigh Sciamonte added a third in the 49th minute to secure the victory over an enthusiastic St. Ignatius side.

Other PFL results in Group A included Truth For Youth (U-9) beating George Town Primary 2-0 and Truth For Youth (U-11) defeating George Town Primary 4-0.

In Group B, Red Bay Primary (U-9) triumphed 2-1 over North East Schools 1, Red Bay’s U-11s drew 2-2 with North East Schools 2 and South Sound Schools (U-9) lost 6-0 to Cayman Prep.

South Sound Schools (U-11) drew 2-2 with Cayman Prep 2 and Prospect (U-9) beat Bodden Town 4-0.

Prospect Primary (U-11) beat Bodden Town Primary 2-0 and Triple C (U-11) won 3-1 against Cayman Brac.

In Group B of the GPFL, North East Schools and Red Bay Primary drew 0-0.

The 2014/15 CUC Primary Football League and GPFL regular seasons continue this Saturday with games at Prospect Primary, Savannah Primary, Bodden Town Primary, the Old Man Bay Field in North Side and TE McField Annex.

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