Roma open ‘Christmas Cup’ with win

Roma United (in training gear) scored five against George Town.

Roma United opened their account in the ‘Christmas Cup’ with a comfortable 5-2 win over George Town Sports Club at the Annex on Wednesday, 13 December.

After a delayed start, Roma got down to business from the opening whistle and took a 2-0 lead at the interval with first half goals from Conaine Rose and Kimani Finn.

As play resumed, George Town made things interesting when substitute Nicardo Beckford scored within the first minute.

The scores were nearly levelled in the 59th when an Andres Ruiz free kick hit the crossbar but, as the old saying goes, almost doesn’t count.

Cesar Puerto restored Roma’s two-goal lead a few minutes later before Beckford caught the keeper off the line and made it count from about 20 yards out.

Not comfortable with a one-goal lead, Roma pressed for more and Jamar Dickens stretched the lead again in the 75th minute.

Xavian Williams added another with nine minutes left to secure a 5-2 lead.

Both clubs return to the pitch on Friday, 15 December. Roma United heads to Ed Bush against Future Sports Club, while George Town face Tigers at the Annex. Both games are slated for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

The tournament was organised by Academy Sports Club to increase match opportunities during the break of the CIFA Premier League season, as some teams have only played three times in the 2017/18 campaign.

Other scheduled games are:

Sunday 17: December Future SC vs Tigers FC – 7:00 p.m. Ed Bush Sports Complex

Monday 18 December: Academy SC vs George Town SC – 7:30 p.m. Annex

Wednesday 20 December: Roma United vs Tigers FC – 7:30 p.m. Annex

Wednesday 20 December: Future SC vs Academy SC – 8:00 p.m. Ed Bush

Friday 22 December: George Town SC vs Future SC – 7:30 p.m. Annex

Friday 22 December: Academy SC vs Roma United – 8:00 p.m. Ed Bush

Friday 29 December: Tigers FC vs Academy SC – 7:30 p.m. Annex

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