Cayman brings home Alex Horner Trophy

Cayman played for the Alex Horner Trophy in Kingston, Jamaica, last weekend and emerged victorious.

score-box-25-MayThe Cayman Hockey Club was welcomed back for their sixth visit by members of the St. Andrews and Munroe Club.

Five matches featured more than 40 players, with the Jamaican players involved in four games and a mixed inter-Cayman club game between the Loggerheads and Hawksbills being the fifth match.

The traditional highlight and most competitive game between the clubs is playing for the Alex Horner Trophy, and it fully lived up to expectations.

The first half saw Jamaica move the ball around well, but they were unable to create any clear chances.

Cayman struggled to establish any fluid play and took the lead against the run of play when what looked to be a hopeful hit into the penalty “D” was converted by Simon Palmer, who dove in at the far post to steer the ball home for the opening goal.

The second half again saw Jamaica have lots of possession, but they were unable to break down the Cayman defense. Their best chance was when Jamaican international Trudyanne Knight was impeded in the area, resulting in a penalty flick being awarded. Unfortunately, Edward Wilson’s flick was narrowly wide of the goal and with time running out, Cayman were able to hang on and retain the trophy.

Special thanks were given to the tournament umpires, Andrew Edgington and Mark Williams, organizers Sarah Pinches, Simon Barwick and Barry Craine and sponsors Dart Realty and Jacques Scott.