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Football: Mount Pleasant crowned Under-13 Youth Cup champs, Central Brooklyn win third

Mount Pleasant Academy won the all Jamaican battle Saturday (30 June) with a 3-0 victory over Cavalier Soccer Club in the Cayman Airways Under-13 Youth Cup finale.

In the first half, an eager clearance attempt by the Cavalier goalkeeper nearing the edge of the box saw Deandre Jackson gather a lose ball to chip it up and over the defense for an early 1-0 lead.

Tournament Most Valuable Player Jalon Lopez later extended the lead to 2-0. A final goal from Romario Gibbs sealed the game for the Jamaicans. Head Coach Vanie Clarke says the team demonstrated a resilient effort.

“We didn’t come here expecting to necessarily win, but we always knew the work we were putting in would prove the worth of it. As they grew through the tournament, they started feeling more positive about themselves, they started feeling stronger and every challenge that they faced, they overcame them.”

Cavalier’s Jhmar Brown won the Golden Boot with eight goals over the six-day tournament.

In the third place game, an impressive performance by the tournament’s top goalkeeper, Golden Glove winner Kyle Durham helped lead Central Brooklyn Soccer Club of the United States to a win in penalty kicks over Harbour View Football Club of Jamaica. Durham allowed just two goals in the group stage, with just two goals allowed against eventual winner Mount Pleasant Academy in Friday’s (29 June) 2-1 semifinal loss.


About the author

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or

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