Truth For Youth off the mark with double over George Town

It was an exciting day of youth football on Saturday as Cayman’s primary schools battled for bragging rights in the second week of the 2015/16 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons. 

In Group A at the TE McField Annex Field, Truth For Youth recorded their first wins of the young season, defeating a spirited George Town Primary. 

In the Under-9 encounter, Truth For Youth found themselves behind early in the game after George Town’s Jacoby Zelaya and Jaheem Ricketts put principal Marie Martin’s youngsters firmly in front. 

Truth For Youth’s Jayden Wright and Kevroy Heath restored parity by halftime. Stand-in goalkeeper Wright scored the goal of the day. 

Wright initially saved a goal-bound effort from a George Town forward, rolled the ball into play, then dribbled from his box to his opponents’ penalty area before slotting the ball into the corner. The crowd erupted in appreciation of his fantastic effort. 

In the second half, Tyrese Heath’s double and a lone strike from Robert Taylor secured the 5-2 win for Truth For Youth. 

In the U-11 game, Truth For Youth defeated George Town Primary 4-0 on the mercy rule. 

In other Group A games, St. Ignatius Prep lost 3-2 to Sir John A. Cumber Primary (U-9) and St. Ignatius Prep lost 3-1 to Sir John A. Cumber Primary 3 (U-11). 

In the Group B games played at the Annex, the opening rally champions Cayman Prep defeated an energetic South Sound Schools 4-0 in the U-9 and U-11 games under the mercy rule. 

In other Group B games, North East Schools beat Red Bay Primary 5-2 (U-9) and North East Schools lost 3-1 to Red Bay Primary 3 (U-11). 

Bodden Town Primary lost 4-3 to Prospect Primary (U-9), Bodden Town Primary lost 3-1 to Prospect Primary (U-11) and Cayman Brac beat Triple C 2-1 (U-11). 

In the CUC Girls Primary Football League, the lone game in Group A saw St. Ignatius Prep lose 2-0 to defending girls’ champions Sir John A. Cumber Primary. 

In Group B, Cayman Prep defeated an enthusiastic and energetic Sir John A. Cumber B team 2-0 thanks to goals on either side of half time from Milly Hoffman and Raya Embury-Brown. 

Matches continue this Saturday at the Annex Field, West Bay Town Hall Field, Bodden Town Primary, Prospect Primary and Cayman International School. 

George Town’s Jacoby Zelaya, left, and Jaheem Ricketts scored for their U-9 team against Truth For Youth.