South Sound Schools’ Chris Jackson scores against Prospect Primary in the Under-9 opening game of the 2017 Primary Football League season.

The 2017 CUC Primary Football League and Girls Primary Football League regular seasons began this past Saturday with games at various venues across Grand Cayman.

In Prospect, Group B’s Prospect Primary and South Sound Schools opened the new season with two very entertaining games, organizers said in a press release.

In the Under-9 division, South Sound Schools found themselves 2-up in the first five minutes through strikes from Jagger Alban in the second minute and Christopher Jackson in the fourth minute.

Prospect Primary slowly worked themselves back into the game. Christo Durrant pulled a goal back in the 32nd minute and Prospect evened the score with a penalty in the 39th minute. The game ended 2-2.

Under-11 match

In the Under 11 encounter, Prospect Primary squeezed by South Sound Schools 1-0 thanks to a Ned Thorpe finish in the 51st minute. Prospect Primary dominated much of the game and created the better chances, but found South Sound’s goal keeper in excellent form, the press release states. “The young goalkeeper pulled off a series of top-class saves to keep his teammates in the game.”

With a minute to go and South Sound tiring, Prospect’s Jaedon Gordon found his strike partner Ned Thorpe at the back post for a simple tap-in to win the game and the three points.

In the girls’ game, played at Prospect Primary, Savannah Primary blanked Prospect Primary 3-0 thanks to a double strike from Jade Wright in the 11th and 21st minutes, and a “clinical finish” from Eva Bothwell in the 29th minute, the press release states.

In other Group B games, Cayman International School ‘B’ lost to Cayman Prep ‘A’ by a score of 2-0 (U-9); Bodden Town Primary lost to Triple C by a score of 4-1 (U-9); Bodden Town Primary defeated Triple C, 3-2 (U-11); and Cayman Brac lost to Red Bay Primary, 4-1 (U-11).

In Group A games, George Town Primary topped Sir John A. Cumber Primary, 4-0 (forfeit – U-9); George Town Primary lost to Sir John A. Cumber Primary, 4-0 (Respect Rule – U-11); Cayman International School ‘A’ defeated St. Ignatius, 3-1 (U-9); Cayman International School beat St. Ignatius, 4-2 (U-11); and Savannah Primary topped Cayman Prep ‘B’ by a score of 4-0 (U-9).

In other girls’ games, the game was scoreless between George Town Primary and Sir John A. Cumber Primary. Cayman International School lost to St. Ignatius, 2-0.

The 2017 CUC PFL and GPFL regular season continues on Saturday, Oct. 7, with games at the Annex field, Academy field, Bodden Town Primary, Prospect Primary, St. Ignatius and the West Bay Town Hall field.

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