From own goals to red cards, Monday’s week five games in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League was not short of drama.
Latinos FC took on Future SC at the Annex and knocked off the West Bay club, 5-0. However, within the opening minutes of the game, referee Jonathon Hughes gave a penalty in favour of Latinos after calling a Future player for a handball in the box. Latinos’ Jarol Smith Rizo stepped up to the spot and put the ball into the left bottom corner, giving Latinos a 1-0 lead. Latinos’ Ronald Hernandez added another score seven minutes later to make it 2-0. Future took another blow just before the half as Oliver Smith received a yellow card for holding and was subsequently given a red and sent off after voicing his displeasure with the referee. Latinos’ Tomas McCoy Reyes (61’, 80’) and Reynaldo Maldonado Bodden (75’) scored in the second half as Latinos earned the clean-sheet win.
In Bodden Town, the district favourites remained undefeated on the season with a 3-0 win over Sunset FC. In the 26th minute, Sunset’s Lee Parry shocked the visiting fans when he put the ball in his own net, making the score 1-0. Sunset continued to attack over the next 55 minutes but could not convert. Bodden Town’s Michael Martin Cruz gave his team some breathing room with an 81st-minute score and teammate Carson Fegan followed with another two minutes later.
At Ed Bush Field, upset-minded North Side took a 1-0 lead late in the second-half but Elite stormed back with two goals – including one in added time – to find off the challenge and win it, 2-1. After a scoreless first half, North Side’s Claudewell Afflick opened scoring with a goal in the 73rd minute. It looked as if the underdogs were closing in for the upset but Elite’s Cody Ebanks brought the contest to a draw with a goal on the 90th mark. The referee added two minutes of added time, during which Elite’s Andra Alexander scored the winner.