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Football: Future’s Dre Tibbetts strikes second half winner in CIFA Premier League opener

Fresh off a training camp invite with La Liga’s Atletico Madrid, Future Sports Club’s Barry Dre Tibbetts broke open a game long draw to give the 2017/18 President’s Cup winners a 1-0 win over Bodden Town Football Club Saturday (3 November) in round one of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Men’s Premier League.

The 16-year old exchanged passes with Brandon Ebanks to start a midfield counter attack, only to surge past the Bodden Town defense on Ebanks’ second touch, gathering a Ebanks through ball and firing home the game winner in the 72nd minute.

“It was a very tight game, very intense, a lot of contact. We managed to fight hard and pull through it.”

Round One: CIFA Men’s Premier League

Scholars International SC 1
Roma United SC 1
Looking to build on their 4-2 Charity Shield win just one week ago, reigning league winners Scholars trailed 1-0 at half after a Roma goal from former collegiate track and field star Jorel Bellafonte in the 27th minute. A goal from Damalay Howelle in the 82nd minute, however, leveled the score for a 1-1 draw.
Academy SC 4
Sunset FC 2
A hat trick from Academy’s Mark Ebanks (5’, 49’, 68’) was more than enough for the reigning FA Cup winners to top Sunset Football Club 4-2 Saturday.  Academy’s Jonah Ebanks provided a fourth goal in the 74th minute, while Sunset’s Stephen Tatum (30′) and Rohan Williams (71′) provided the offense in the loss.
 
Elite SC 3
Latinos FC 2

Morgan Jackson struck the winner in extra time as Elite Sports Club edged Latinos Football Club 3-2 to open the season. Xavian Williams opened the scoring for Elite in the 7th minute, with Christopher Reeves adding a second in the 41st to take the 2-0 lead into half. Latinos battled back in the second half  with goals from Jarvin Rizo (53′) and Darvin Dixon (55′).

North Side FC vs Tigers FC: abandoned

Cayman Athletic SC vs George Town SC: postponed

East End FC vs Alliance SC: postponed

Round One: CIFA Women’s Premier League

Elite 1

Sunset FC 0

Looking to build off their 7-3 Charity Shield win, Sunset fell 1-0 in the round one Women’s Premier League opener. Elite’s Shanice Monteith provided the lone goal in the 59th minute.

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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