Battle on for cup spots in corporate football

Games are played at Camana Bay Sports Complex (file photo)

A win by BritCay gave league organisers reason to pause in drawing up the fixtures for the Cup and Plate competitions in the Cayman Islands Corporate Football League. BritCay’s result over Walkers means there is a three-way battle heading into the final round of league-play to determine for the final two Cup places.

In Tuesday’s game, MUFG earned their first victory of the season by beating the hapless Dart team 3-2. In what was a competitive game, MUFG raced to a two-goal advantage courtesy of NcHane Jere and Vikram Dookhy, who scored in the 11th and 18th minutes of the game. Dart answered with a goal of its own in the 28th minute through Daniel Burns. The Dart team thought that they had done enough to earn a draw when Camilo Herrera fired home an equalizer in the 62nd minute. However, MUFG had the last laugh as the powerful Baron (Kenrick) Solomon bulldozed his way through the heart of the Dart defense and then unleashed a thunderbolt that earned all three points for MUFG in the 69th minute. The Dart team was stunned as they suffered their fourth defeat of the season.

In Wednesday’s games, a lone strike by Dymala Howelle in the 58th minute was enough to set up an interesting final round of fixtures as Britcay took care of business against Walkers. Prior to the game, Walkers seemed like a lock for the more competitive Cup round of games but the defeat now leaves then vulnerable to missing out of the premier competition.

On Thursday, Butterfield completed a methodical display in dispatching a spirited PWC team 2-0. Goals for Butterfield were scored by star striker Forde Pearson and the talented Andres Ruiz.

In the featured match of the round, Fidelity confirmed their status as Cup favourites by beating one of their main rivals Maples 3-2. The game got off to a fiery start as captain Dwayne Wright gave Fidelity a lead in the third minute following sloppy defending by Maples. Maples responded quickly by equalizing in the 10th minute through Raheem Robinson. However, their joy was short lived as Mark Ebanks scored the very next minute. Not the least bit flustered, Maples equalised in the 20th minute, again through Raheem Robinson. A very competitive first half was surpassed by an even more competitive second half. However, the difference in the game came in the 57th minute when Wesley Robinson found himself in a bit of space and hammered home the game winner.

The results from Round Six mean there is a lot to play for in the final round of the seeding games as Britcay’s victory over Walkers now means that at least one team (Maples, Walkers or BritCay) will be relegated to the Plate competition.


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