Scholars are league champs as Elite fail to close the gap

Scholars International are the Premier League champs despite not kicking a ball.  

Elite Sports Club needed to beat Cayman Athletic on Wednesday night to maintain their challenge to Scholars for the title but could only manage a 3-3 draw at the TE McField Annex.  

With one match to play, Scholars, on 40 points are five ahead of Elite. 

Attention turns to the FA Cup semifinals this Sunday. Bodden Town play Cayman Athletic at the Annex at 5 p.m. and George Town face Elite in the 7 p.m. game.  

Cayman Athletic striker David Connolly has been a revelation this season, scoring 20 in the league, including four against Sunset last Sunday in their bad-tempered 4-3 win and another against Elite on Wednesday. Connolly, 20, is also the top scorer in the Under-23 league.  

Connolly hopes to add to his tally and propel Cayman Athletic into the FA Cup final but it won’t be easy against a Bodden Town side that will finish the league in mid-table and want to finish the season with a flourish with another trophy in their cabinet.  

George Town are in the unfamiliar position of being seventh in the league and may end up in the playoffs against First Division runners-up North Side to see who gets to play in the Premier League next term.  

Nevertheless, George Town are a great cup team and Elite will have a tough time getting past them this weekend.  

George Town’s Tex Whitelocke found his scoring touch with a hat-trick in their 5-1 win over relegated club Cayman Brac on Saturday. Justin Pierre got the other George Town goals. Michael Martin scored for Brac.  

David Connolly has hit 20 league goals for Cayman Athletic.


Justin Pierre got a brace for George Town. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD