The second round of the CUC Primary Football League playoffs concluded on Saturday with a number of exciting games, along with a few surprises in the Under-9 and U-11 Consolation and Champions Cups.
In addition, the inaugural CUC Girls Primary Football League came to a conclusion with the final between Sir John A. Cumber Primary and St. Ignatius Prep at the TE McField Annex.
In the U-9 Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth defeated Bodden Town Primary 6-0 and Triple C held off George Town Primary 3-2.
In the PFL U-9 Champions Cup, Cayman Prep kept their undefeated record intact with a 4-1 victory over Cayman International School.
St. Ignatius Prep drew 1-1 with Prospect Primary, Savannah Primary defeated Red Bay Primary 3-1 and Sir John A. Cumber Primary secured their second win in a row in the playoffs with a 2-0 victory over North East Schools.
In the U-11 Consolation Cup, Cayman International School opened their playoff campaign with a 4-1 victory over Prospect Primary, and Bodden Town Primary defeated George Town Primary 4-2. In the U-11 Champions Cup, Cayman Prep smashed Truth For Youth 6-0, Sir John A. Cumber Primary bounced back from their surprise first-round loss to Triple C with a 2-1 victory over North East Schools, and St. Ignatius Prep scored late to secure a 2-1 win over Triple C.
In the U-11 Champions Cup game of the day, Red Bay Primary’s Dequan Messam scored in the last two minutes to secure a 1-0 win over previously undefeated Savannah Primary.
The win was Red Bay’s second successive victory in the playoffs following a 2-1 win over St. Ignatius Prep in the first round.
The win elevated Red Bay Primary to second place in the U-11 Champions Cup playoff standings, two points behind current leaders Cayman Prep and one point above Savannah Primary with two more rounds to go.
An undefeated Sir John A. Cumber Primary faced St. Ignatius Prep in the final of the GPFL.
The two schools had previously met during round two of the regular season in October, with the West Bay side winning 5-0.
Eager to avoid a second successive defeat, St. Ignatius Prep started the game by spraying passes wide in an attempt to keep the ball away from the always dangerous Cumber midfielders and attackers.
In Stoyanna Stewart, Cumber has an extremely talented, natural goal scorer who would not be denied for very long. Stewart blasted her team in front in the 13th minute and added a second in the 27th minute.
Allison Juarez added a third in the 31st minute to secure the victory and the inaugural 2014/15 CUC GPFL League Championship for Sir John A. Cumber Primary.
For her efforts and two goals in the final, Stewart was presented with the Marie Martin Most Valuable Player Award from the award’s namesake, who is principal at George Town Primary School.
Cumber’s captain Lily Powery received the league championship trophy on behalf of her team, while Shayanna Windsor collected the league runner-Up trophy for St. Ignatius.
Cayman Prep finished third, and North East Schools rounded out the top four.
Special thanks to the PFL’s young officials David Connolly, Joshewa Frederick, Ernie Jacques, Shakur Welcome, Leo Ebanks and Matthew Suberan for officiating all the day’s games.
The PFL playoffs take a break for the holidays and resume on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the TE McField Annex with the third round of games.