The always exciting 2023 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) resumed this past Saturday after a two-week mid-term break.
In Group A of the CUC PFL, Cayman Prep B faced Joanna Clarke Primary in what would turn out to be two very exciting and competitive games. In the Under 9 division, a penalty by Prep 9Bs Alex Keys in the 29th minute would eventually settle this encounter with Prep B walking away with a 1-0 victory. Prep B dominated much of the play but fierce defending, good goal keeping and Joanna Clarke’s post frustrated the Prepsters on several occasions.
In the Under 11 matchup, Cayman Prep 11B defeated Joanna Clarke Primary 3-1 and although Prep 11B again dominated much of the play, Joanna Clarke’s stellar defending was admirable as they quelled wave after wave of pressure. Against the run of play, Joanna Clarke Primary grabbed the lead in the 19th minute through Caiyden Ebanks, but parity was very quickly restored in the 22nd minute as Hugo Hart equalised with a perfectly placed free kick. A Vincent Strommer strike in the 41st minute and an own goal in the 51st minute was enough to secure a tough three points for Prep 11B.
With good players on either side of the ball, one particular standout was Joanna Clarke’s goalkeeper Raheem Cameron, who was exceptional between the posts. Young Cameron frustrated the Prep 11B marksmen on several occasions with superb, full-stretch saves that even brought ‘silent’ applause from the Prep players, coaches and parents.
In other scores in Group A in the Under 9 division, George Town Primary defeated Island Primary 5-1 (respect rule) and Cayman International School (CIS) downed St. Ignatius Catholic 5-1 (respect rule). In the Under 11 age group, George Town Primary beat Island Primary 4-0 (respect rule), CIS got past St. Ignatius Catholic 3-0 and Cayman Prep 11C outlasted Sir John A. Cumber Primary 1-0.
In Under 9 play in Group B, Cayman Prep 9A defeated Red Bay Primary 4-0 (respect rule) and Prospect Primary downed Footsteps School 3-1. In the Under 11s, Cayman Prep 11A beat Red Bay Primary 4-0 (respect rule), Prospect Primary outgunned NorthEast Schools 4-0 (respect rule) and Small Schools got past Theoline L. McCoy Primary 4-0 (respect rule).
In the GPFL division, Cayman Prep continued their winning ways with a 4-0 (respect rule) defeat of Joanna Clarke Primary thanks to a hat trick from Chloe Purvis in the 5th, 19th and 27th minutes and a strike from Olivia Blair in the 18th minute. In other scores, Island Primary got past George Town Primary 2-0 and CIS defeated Red Bay Primary 4-0 (respect rule).
Week 6 of play continues this Saturday, November 11 with games scheduled at the Annex Field, Red Bay Primary, Camana Bay SC, West Bay Town Hall Field, St. Ignatius Catholic, Prospect Primary and the Ronald Forbes Field.
The CYFL thank Progressive Distributors and Gatorade for their ongoing support of the CUC PFL and GPFL.
Visit www.caymanyouthfootball.ky for the full CUC PFL and GPFL schedules, scores and standings.