While the much-anticipated Caymanian Legends vs Latinos football match did not produce a winning team with a 3:3 final outcome, the real winners of this nail-biting football match was the charity for whom the game was played.
The football game was held on the 16 May bank holiday at the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay and began at 6:15pm after an afternoon of family fun. Proceeds raised went to Hope for Today’s Half-Way House programme that helps people in the community who suffer from substance abuse integrate back into society.
Brent Hydes, Hope for Today Foundation’s Operations Manager, said: “It was nice to see many people in attendance enjoying the games and fun activities for the children.”
Within the first 20 minutes of the game, Cayman Legends went 1:0 up but the Latinos were not giving up and equalised later in the first half. They were also fortunate to gain another goal, which put them in the lead 1:2 at the end of the first half.
During the break, the Caymanian Legends coaches Shane and Roy made some changes within the Caymanian Team players, along with changing up a few strategies. When the second half of game kicked off, it did not take the Latinos long to score another goal, bringing the score to to 1-3.
Thereafter both teams struggled to score. Approximately 25 minutes into the second half there was a sudden downpour, leaving the Caymanian ole Legends really comfortable kicking the ball and gliding over the field such as the way as ducks glide through water, Mr Hydes confirmed.
“This left the Latinos oldies confused and just ball-watching,” he said.
The Cayman Legends took full advantage of the downpour and went on to score two more goals, from which point on the good ole Caymanian Legends were in full control of the game. The game ended in a three-all draw. No team took home the Marcus Cumbers Cup, so there will be a rematch at a later date.
The raffle winners will be published the Caymanian Times and the winner will be contacted.
Mr Hydes said a big thank you to all the sponsors.
“Without you, it would not be possible,” he said. “Thanks to all the players from both teams for taking the time to participate and making it a successful event.”
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