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Football: Sunset, Scholars take 2018/19 CIFA Charity Shield

Football made it’s triumphing return Sunday (28 October) as the women of Sunset Football Club along with Scholars International Sports Club’s men’s team took home the 2018/2019 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Charity Shield.

Women’s Charity Shield

Sunset FC 7 Scholars ISC 3

14-year old Molly Kehoe was a force to be reckon with, scoring four goals en route to Sunset’s 7-3 win over Scholars. Kehoe opened the scoring in the 8th minute, with Shenel Gall adding a second in the 15th to make it 2-0. Kehoe added her second of the game in the 27th minute, scoring the hat trick in added time to give Sunset a 4-0 lead at half.

Kehoe then opened the scoring minutes into the second half to put Sunset ahead 5-0. In the 55th minute, Elena Testori struck a Kehoe past Scholars keeper Kristina Seymour to make it 6-0. One minute later, Scholars finally got on the board when Susani Lucas struck from distance to make it 6-1. In the 73rd minute, Ericia Burke cut the lead to 6-2. In the 83rd minute, Sunset’s Shannelle Frederick took a solo run up the pitch and through a depleted Scholars squad, extending the lead 7-2. Scholars Gabriela Watler’s goal in added time closed out the game for a 7-3 final.

“It was a good game, we scored a lot of goals so that was a good sign” said Sunset’s Shenel Gall. “We need to work on our fitness, that showed a lot, but I guess overall we won the silverware, so that’s a good feeling.”

Men’s Charity Shield

Scholars ISC 4 Academy SC 2

Scholars Rolly Bodden netted a pair as the reigning CIFA men’s champions fought back from a 2-1 deficit to score three unanswered en route to a 4-2 win in the season opener.

In the 10th minute, Bodden opened the scoring when he gathered a cross and struck to make it 1-0. In the 30th minute, Academy’s Jamal Seymour answered striking a cross of his own to tie the game 1-1 before half. Early in the second frame,  Clayton Forrest headed a Jonah Ebanks cross past Scholars keeper Jermaine Brown for a 2-1 Academy lead. In the 51st minute, Scholars Dwight Dunk soared through the air, deflecting a Hermon Shedan Fisher-Gardner shot to level the score 2-2. In the 64th minute, a clinical set of passes freed Bodden in the box to make 3-2. Jordan Bonilla-Ramirez would add a fourth in the 70th minute to ice the game for a 4-2 win.

“Teamwork makes the dream work” said Scholars Roderick Pearson. “Once we come as a team, and play as a team, the task is easy. We went down in the game, we don’t put our head down. That motivated us, that drove us. A simple mistake, and we corrected it, and you saw the results.”

A full slate of games is scheduled for CIFA’s Premier League starting Saturday.

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 jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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