Alliance women get first ‘W’, Elite wins 4th straight

Alliance FC picked up their first win of the season, while Elite Sports Club won their fourth consecutive game of the 2016-17 CIFA Women’s League.


Alliance FC 1, Scholars International 0

Alliance FC faced Scholars International on Wednesday, 18 January, at the Ed Bush Sports Complex, with many in attendance expecting a foregone conclusion that the more experienced Scholars side would emerge with three points. However, the young Alliance squad were determined to be party poopers.

Scholars looked to impose their will on the first half but neither side was unable to threaten goal seriously for most of the first half hour. The only moment during that span that brought drama was in the 22nd when Alliance’s Sabrina Subaran was denied by Scholars keeper Kristina Seymour. That exchange brought some life out of the crowd.

After a scoreless first half, coach William Medina’s side had a bit of pep in their step. That energy rewarded them in the 58th minute when Kamaria Whittaker found the back of the net.

Kamria Whittaker scored the game’s only goal.

The Scholars ladies made multiple attempts at an equalizer but could not get what they were looking for. As the clock ticked toward fulltime, it was clear Scholars had resigned themselves to being defeated the second time in four games.

It ended 1-0 with Alliance FC celebrating their first win and moving ahead of Scholars into fourth place. Scholars remains winless, having two draws and two losses with a record that does not reflect the quality of football they show on the pitch.

Brittany Bodden made a few good runs for Scholars.


Elite SC 2, Sunset FC 1

In the other game of the latest round of matches, Elite SC held on for a 2-1 win over Sunset FC on Saturday, 14 January at Ed Bush Sports Complex.

Shenelle Frederick put Elite ahead in the 24th to give her side a 1-0 lead at the break. The lead was doubled just past the half-hour mark of the second half when Sunset goalkeeper, Jovani Hessing’s error resulted in an own goal.

Sunset pulled within one during added time thanks to an Elena Testori goal but it was too little, too late at that stage.

Elite SC leads the standings with 12 points (four wins, one loss); Sunset FC is four points back after two wins, two draws and a loss. Alliance FC has three points after one win and three losses; and Scholars has two points from its record of two draws and two losses.


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