The Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues continued Saturday with games in the Girls Under 13 and Boys Under 11 and Under 13 leagues.
In the lone Girls Under 13 game on Saturday morning, it was a Sunset FC duel as Sunset FC Fuegos took on their younger counterparts, the Sunset FC Stingrays. The Fuegos’ Ashlyn Evans used her experience and speed to keep the Stingrays’ defense at bay for much of the game as she scored a hat trick on the way to a comfortable 4-0 win. Rio Windsor grabbed the other goal for the Fuegos.
The Stingrays were physically outmatched but their forwards, led by Olivia Thorpe, caused more than a few concerns for the Fuegos’ rear guard. A number of key saves by the Fuegos’ goalkeeper kept the Stingrays off the score sheet.
In the Boys Under 11 league, 345 FC I and Sunset Warriors continued their dominance in Group A and 345 FC II likewise in Group B.
Jagger Alban scored in the 3rd minute of play and added another later in the game as 345 FC I defeated George Town SC I 6-1 in Group A play (respect rule enforced). Quinn Small, Ethan Cansell, Danny Lyne and Kyan Okoli scored a goal each for 345 FC I after George Town’s Azani Chambers had tied the game at 1-1 in the 11th minute.
In other Group A play, Sunset FC Warriors continued where they left off last Saturday as they beat Scholars ISC 6-1 (respect rule enforced). Two goals each from Jaxon Cover, Matthew Rees and Charlie Isbister canceled out Scholars’ Nasari Mendez’s early blast, which temporarily put the boys from West Bay in front.
Latinos FC secured their first point of the young season with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Cayman Brac FC thanks to a strike from Devonte Cranston. The boys and girls from the Sister Islands performed admirably as they never gave up in search of the equalizer.
In Group B of the Boys Under 11 league, 345 FC II kept their unbeaten record intact as they downed Sunset FC Makos thanks to goals from Ben Lyne, Jhairye Willis, Mark Honchard and Ajani Carnegie.
Academy SC Saints beat George Town SC I 3-0 with goals from Ashton Salavari, Patrick Roberts and David Stroth, and East End United FC grabbed their first point of the season after a 1-1 draw with 345 FC III. 345’s Omari Douglas opened the scoring only for Ryn Rankin to grab the all-important equalizer for his East End teammates.
In a 345 battle in the Boys Under 13 league, 345 FC I defeated 345 FC III 8-0 with goals from Jaden Verhoeven (3), Myron Cruz (2), David Arch Jr., Danny Lyne and Toby Johns.
Academy SC were awarded three goals and the three points as Bodden Town FC failed to show for their game, and Sunset FC downed 345 FC I 3-0 thanks to goals from Jaxon Cover (2) and Ben Croucher.
The 2019 CIFA Youth Leagues continue this coming Saturday, Feb. 16.