Clubs focus on Youth FA Cups

Academy’s Ariah Cotterell, in white jersey, scores in her club’s 4-0 Girl’s Under 11 FA Cup victory over Sunset Stars.

Saturday’s 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association youth league matches focused on the Girls Under 11, Boys Under 13 and Boys Under 15 FA Cups.

In the Girls Under 13 FA Cup semifinals, Academy SC downed Sunset Stars 4-0 thanks to two goals from Millicent Hoffman and a goal each from Clara Byrne and Ariah Cotterell.

In the second semifinal, Sunset Fusion finally broke down a tight George Town SC defense to record a 1-0 victory through a strike from Sofia Bonati.

In the first of four Boys Under 13 FA Cup first round games, 345 FC defeated East End United FC 7-0 with Toby Johns, Liam Heffernan (3), Jake VanDevelde, Dillon Phillips and Jadon Jimenez all getting their names on the score sheet.

In the second game, Academy SC Jaguars enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Sunset Sharks as Jaydon Whittaker, Jahmar Campbell and Kai Hulse all found the back of the net.

Sunset Stingrays secured their spot in the Boys Under 13 FA Cup semifinals with an exciting penalty shoot-out victory over Academy SC ESM after battling to a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

In the Boys Under 15 FA Cup final, Cayman Athletic SC squeezed by Academy SC Blue 9-8 after a thrilling penalty shoot-out. With the game tied at 3-3 after regulation time, both teams scored all their allotted five regular penalty kicks before Academy SC Blue failed to find the net with their first sudden death penalty. Cayman Athletic’s sixth penalty taker made no mistake with his chance as Cayman Athletic SC sealed the win and secured the trophy.

Scorers for Academy SC Blue during regulation time were Daniel Wallace, Kameron Bennett and Miles Thompson, while Elder Ebanks scored Cayman Athletic’s three goals.

In the Boys Under 11 league games, Sunset Warriors drew 1-1 with Future SC with Harry Cowell netting for the Warriors and Caleb Fredricks scoring yet another important goal for Future SC.

345 FC A defeated East End United FC 3-0 thanks to goals from Willis Jahari (2) and Jagger Alban.

345 FC B downed Bodden Town FC 9-0 with goals from Brenneach Lynch (3) Daniel DeQuintal (4), Dillon Phillips and Paul Marineau.

Neither George Town SC nor Sunset Rockets could not find the back of the net on this day and had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

In the Academy SC derby, Academy SC Stingrays ‘stung’ their counterparts Academy SC Lionfish 7-0 with Joshua Elliott (3), Kyan Okoli (3) and Jaeden Gordon securing the win.

In the other derby, Latinos FC A defeated Latinos FC B 1-0 with David Arch Jr. securing all three points for his team.

CIFA youth league games continue this week.

Editor’s note: This story has been amended to reflect that Sunset Stingrays won a spot in the Boys Under 13 FA Cup semifinals.