Elite hold their nerve to stay top

Elite Sports Club are not going to be easy to topple off the peak of the Premier League. They beat fellow high fliers Cayman Athletic 1-0 on Sunday, the vital goal coming from Mark Ebanks in the 62nd minute.  

The weekend’s biggest win came from Scholars International who beat Cayman Brac 5-1 on Saturday.  

Former Elite midfielder Rolly Bodden hit a hat-trick and the other Scholars goals came from Tom Elliot and Norman Williams. Elliot scored Brac’s own goal.  

Reigning champs Bodden Town were surprise losers, beaten 3-1 by a resurgent George Town. Kevin Moore, Donald “Naddy” Solomon and Tex Whitelocke hit the GT goals and Ricoh Brown got BT’s.  

Sunset beat Roma United 3-1 thanks to a Timothy Edwards brace and Peter Boda penalty. Kiegel “Stamma” Atkinson scored Roma’s. 

After 14 of the season’s 21 games Elite have 27 points, Scholars are second on 24, then Cayman Athletic with 22 points, BT (22), Sunset (19), GT (18), Roma (15) and Cayman Brac bottom with seven points.  

There are only two fixtures this weekend, the second leg of the President’s Cup semifinals, at the TE McField Annex, on Sunday. 

Bodden Town face Athletic in the 5 p.m. game. BT have a 1-0 advantage from the first leg. In the 7 p.m. kickoff, it’s all square from the first leg between Sunset and Roma, two apiece.  


Kevin Moore scored again for GT.


Mark Ebanks hit Elite’s winner. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD