Young footballers get going

Academy SC defeated GTSC 3-0 in their U11 Girls opener.

Play opened for the 2018 season in various Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues on 3 February, with some teams finding the back of the net with regularity.

In the U11 Boys League, George Town Sports Club’s Myron Cruz opened the season emphatically by scoring four goals in his club’s 5-1 victory over a very young Academy SC (ASC) Lionfish. GTSCs Joshua Hayden grabbed his club’s fifth and Kaleb Barboram scored for the Lionfish.

In other games, Willis Jhyaire and Jaden Verhoeven scored two goals each as newcomers 345 FC A defeated Sunset Rockets 4-0; 345 FC B beat Latinos FC 5-0; ASC Stingrays defeated Future SC 1-0 and East End United FC beat Bodden Town FC 3-1.

In the U13 Boys League, ASC Jaguars downed East End United FC 6-1 thanks to goals from Gilbert Rodriquez (2), Jayden Whittaker (2), Jaden Wright and Alexander Bodden.

Sunset Stingrays defeated 345 FC 1-0 with Devanti McInerney grabbing his club’s game-winning goal in the first-half of play while ASC ESM beat Sunset Shark 3-1. The game between GTSC and Future SC was postponed.

In the only game played in the U15 Boys League, Sunset FC downed Academy SC 3-2.

In the U11 Girls League, Sunset Fusion’s Olivia Thorpe scored three goals in her club’s 6-1 win over fellow club mates Sunset Stars. Sisters Coco and Rio Windsor added to the Fusion’s six-goal tally with Sofia Bonati rounding off the scoring. Sophie Franklyn scored for the Stars.

Meantime, Academy SC defeated GTSC 3-0 thanks to two goals from Clara Byrne and a solitary strike from Millicent Hoffman.

The first round of youth games conclude with two U15 Boys fixtures on Tuesday, 6 February as Bodden Town FC take on Scholars International SC at the Annex at 4:00 p.m. and Cayman Athletic SC face Future SC at the Ed Bush Field in West Bay at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, 8 February in the U18 Girls League, Elite SC take on Sunset FC at 4:00 p.m. at the Ed Bush Field.

No youth games are scheduled for the week of Saturday, 10 February to Saturday, 17 February, as all schools will be the Ash Wednesday break. Play resumes on Monday, 19 February (U18 Girls), Tuesday, 20 February (U17 Boys), Thursday, 22 February (U15 Girls) and Saturday, 24 February (U11 Boys, U13 and U15).

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