Premier League football resumes this weekend, and judging by the latest results, Bodden Town spent the festive season focusing on returning to the top through exceptionally tough training.
BT technical director Elbert McLean’s sides are always well conditioned. After dropping too many points in the first half of the season, he knows they have to grind out more wins to stay champs.
Fourth in the table at Christmas, the reigning champions want to win the league a third consecutive time but need to overhaul Cayman Athletic, Elite and Scholars International to do so.
BT have drawn twice with Cayman Brac in the league so far. But on Saturday BT left no doubt which is the better team in the first round of the President’s Cup, a trophy they won last season. Goals by Jonathan Ebanks, Theron Wood and Andra Allen sealed it for BT in a 3-1 victory. Michael Martin scored for Cayman Brac.
In other President’s Cup matches, Roma United beat Scholars 1-0 following an own goal by Scholars captain Oneil Taylor.
Cayman Athletic should have sealed a massive win against Elite in their 2-1 win but squandered numerous first-half chances and were thwarted several times by the brilliance of Elite keeper Danner Taylor.
Jamaal Seymour and Christopher Evans scored for Athletic, and Mark Ebanks found the target for Elite.
Athletic’s technical director Ernie “Gillie” Seymour said Taylor deserved the man of the match award for his series of saves in the first half. Seymour also credited his players’ superior fitness for the win as they seemed to be fresher towards the end.
The George Town game against Sunset ended 2-2. Kevin Moore and Miguel Simms found the net for GT, and Paul Hennessey and Michael Sanford were the Sunset scorers. Sunset went through 6-5 on penalties.
Sunset play Cayman Brac on Saturday at the TE McField Annex.
On Sunday, Scholars take on GT in the early game at Ed Bush before Elite face Roma. At the Annex, Cayman Athletic’s youngsters take on BT in the late fixture.