West Bay has a new emerging football team for the likes of Elite, Future and Scholars football clubs to take note, organizers say, albeit in different divisions.
Alliance Football Club opened its Cayman Islands Football Association Division One 2016/17 season last Saturday with a 2-0 win over Future FC. Cordell Andrade scored a goal in the lower left corner in the 21st minute from a diagonal three-touch combination build-up from Javon Taylor and Leroy Bodden that sent the fans to their feet, according to a press release.
Future FC defense regained control of the game and closed in the spaces that allowed the Alliance triple threat of Taylor, Andrade and Bodden to dominate the midfield attack. This allowed Future to regain composure and pressure the Alliance defense with a number of shots brilliantly saved by Alliance goalkeeper Ryan Ebanks – a clear choice for Man of the Match, the press release said.
Future stepped up the tempo with a more artful display of ball control and passes. However, Alliance took advantage of a number of missed opportunities from free kicks by Future, when Taylor added to the score line in the 38th minute with a well-placed shot at goal that left Future goalkeeper James Joseph no chance of saving.
Future FC was down two goals at halftime. Alliance had a strong defense, especially against the valiant effort of Future’s star player, former Premier League star and Cayman national team striker Mark Ebanks.
Alliance President William Conolly said Alliance is a not-for-profit football club established to foster a wide range of initiatives, including the development of young men and women in football and in education.
Alliance is still pursuing a major sponsor for the club’s three teams: Division One Male Team, Under-20 Women’s League Team, and Under-15 Boys Team.
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