Primary Football League: Sir John A. Cumber edges out Truth For Youth

Sir John A. Cumber Primary (red) defeated Truth For Youth 1-0.

The Sir John A. Cumber Primary Under-11 boys made it three wins out of three with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Truth For Youth School during the third round of the CUC Primary Football League regular season on Oct. 22 at the West Bay Town Hall field.

Sir John A. Cumber’s Nahshon Ebanks, who scored the game winner last week in the Under-9 game against George Town Primary, was again the focus of attention as he was brought down in the penalty area in the 12th minute to set up the resulting penalty for his school and the chance to take the lead.

Central defender and captain Javon Anderson made no mistake from the spot, although Truth For Youth’s goalkeeper, LeAndre McKay, did manage to get a glove to the powerful shot, only to redirect the ball into the corner of his net.

Truth For Youth’s McKay would be the busier of the two goalkeepers on the day as he kept his school in the game with a number of key saves throughout the contest. Not to be outdone, Sir John A. Cumber’s Javon Henry, normally a pivotal player in the midfield for his school, exchanged his shooting boots for a pair of gloves on this occasion and he too made a number of important saves, which frustrated the Truth For Youth forwards.

Truth For Youth’s Jayden Wright and Cameron Gardiner worked tirelessly throughout the game, searching for that all-important equalizer and coming close on a number of occasions, with Jayden hitting the crossbar late in the game with a well-delivered corner kick.

Sir John A. Cumber Primary held on for the 1-0 win.

Other games

In other Group A games, it was George Town Primary 0 vs. Savannah Primary 0 (Under-9); George Town Primary 1 vs. Savannah Primary 2 (Under-11); St. Ignatius Prep 4 vs. Cayman Prep ‘B’ 0 (Under-9, Respect Rule enforced); and St. Ignatius Prep 4 vs. Prospect Primary ‘B’ 0 (Under-11, Respect Rule enforced).

In Group B games, it was South Sound Schools 3 vs. Red Bay Primary 1 (Under-9); South Sound Schools 0 vs. Red Bay Primary 0 (Under-11); Triple C 3 vs. Prospect Primary 2 (Under-9); Triple C 1 vs. Prospect Primary ‘A’ 1 (Under-11); and Cayman Prep 4 vs. Cayman Brac 1 (Under-11).

In the CUC Girls Primary Football League, scores in Group A included George Town Primary 0 vs. Savannah Primary 1 and St. Ignatius Prep 3 vs. Prospect Primary ‘GA’ 0.

In Group B, it was Triple C 4 vs. Prospect Primary ‘GB’ 0 (Respect Rule enforced) and Cayman Prep 2 vs. Sir John A. Cumber ‘B’ 1.

There are no games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, due to the mid-term break.

Games resume on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Annex field, Bodden Town Primary, St. Ignatius Prep, Cayman Prep, Old Man Bay Field and the Dart field.

For more information on the Primary Football League, contact Neil Murray, 914-1110 or 925-8793.

 

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