Plenty of excitement seen in Primary League playoffs, round 2

Cayman Prep, in blue, defeated St. Ignatius Prep 4-2 in the Under-11 Champions Cup.

The second round of the CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League playoffs at the Annex field on Saturday had everything a true football supporter could wish for, organizers said: plenty of goals, fantastic finishes, great saves, painful misses, botched penalties, great team play and sparkling individual performances.

PFL Under-9 Consolation Cup

In the sole Under-9 Consolation game, Prospect Primary defeated Savannah Primary 2-1.

PFL Under-9 Champions Cup

Defending Under-9 Champions Cup, champions Cayman Prep ‘A’ shares top spot in the standings on points with Cayman International School after their 4-0 win over St. Ignatius Prep. Joint first-place holders Cayman International School continued their scoring spree with a 7-0 win over Triple C after putting six past Red Bay Primary last Saturday. In the day’s other game, Sir John A. Cumber Primary overcame Red Bay Primary 4-2. The game between Cayman Prep ‘B’ and South Sound Schools was postponed due to a school activity.

Girls Primary League Consolation Cup

Defending girls champions Cayman International School were held 0-0 by Triple C in an entertaining match. In the battle of West Bay, Sir John A. Cumber ‘A’ ran out 2-0 victors over their younger counterparts, Sir John A. Cumber ‘B’, and Savannah Primary defeated Cayman Prep 2-0. St. Ignatius Prep’s game with Prospect Primary ‘GB’ was postponed due to an illness that affected a number of players from Prospect Primary.

PFL Under-11 Champions Cup

In the PFL’s “heavyweight” division, Cayman International School almost matched their Under-9 team’s earlier scoring performance with a 6-0 dismantling of Northeast Schools. They, like their younger teammates, have yet to concede a goal in the playoffs. In the battle of the private schools, 2015/2016 Under-11 runner-up Cayman Prep retained their unbeaten record with a 4-2 win over a young and energetic St. Ignatius Prep outfit.

In the day’s final two Under-11 games, Savannah Primary outlasted Triple C 1-0 in a spirited match, and Sir John A. Cumber Primary and Prospect Primary ‘A’ shared the points after an entertaining 1-1 draw, organizers said.

The playoffs now take a break for the Christmas season. Action will resume on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Organizers thanked all the parents, teachers and supporters “who have enthusiastically shown their support for their young heroes and heroines on the field.

“The school support has been fabulous as the crowds for a majority of the playoff games have been very positive,” organizers said in a press release.

“Special thanks to the young officials Matthew Bodden, Matthew Rich, Jonathan Holness, Albertini Holness, Alexia Bromfield, Kandre Amerally and Francisco Murillo, along with Dwayne Ebanks and Chastine Rankine for officiating all the day’s action, and to league co-sponsors Gatorade and Progressive Distributors.”

For more information, call Neil Murray on 914-1110 or 925-8793.

 

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