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Football: Cayman Athletic takes Under-15 FA Cup as youth league playoffs kick into gear

Cayman Athletic SC went deep into penalty kicks to claim the Under-15 Boys FA Cup Saturday (12 May) with a 9-8 win over Academy SC Blue in the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth football finale.

With the game tied at 3-3 after regulation, both teams scored all their allotted five regular penalty kicks before Academy SC Blue failed to find the net with their first sudden death penalty. Cayman Athletic’s sixth penalty taker made no mistake however, as Cayman Athletic SC sealed the win and secured the trophy. Scorers for Academy SC Blue during regulation time were Daniel Wallace, Kameron Bennett and Miles Thompson while Elder Ebanks scored Cayman Athletic’s three goals.

Girls Under 13 FA Cup Semifinals

Academy SC downed Sunset Stars 4-0 thanks to two goals from Millicent Hoffman and a goal each from Clara Byrne and Ariah Cotterell. In the second semifinal, Sunset Fusion finally broke down a stingy George Town SC defence to record a 1-0 victory through a strike from Sofia Bonati.

Academy SC will face Sunset Fusion in the Girl’s Under 11 FA Cup final on Saturday, May 26.

Boys Under 13 FA Cup First Round

In the first of four games, 345 FC defeated East End United FC 7-0 with Toby Johns, Liam Heffernan (3), Jake Vandevelde, Dillon Phillips and Jadon Jimenez all getting their names on the score sheet.

In the second game, Academy SC Jaguars enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Sunset Sharks as Jaydon Whittaker, Jahmar Campbell and Kai Hulse all found the back of the net.

Boys Under 13 FA Cup Semifinals

Academy SC ESM secured their spot in the final with an exciting 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Sunset Stingrays after battling to a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Sunset’s Tom Byrne cancelled out Joshua Campbell’s opener to take the game to penalties, but Academy ESM were better on the day scoring four of their five penalties while Sunset Stingrays could only score three of their five penalties. The fourth first round FA Cup game between George Town SC and Future SC was postponed.


Boys Under-11’s

Sunset Warriors and Future SC drew 1-1 with Harry Cowell netting for the Warriors, while Caleb Fredricks scoring yet another important goal for Future SC. 345 FC A defeated East End United FC 3-0 thanks to goals from Willis Jahari (2) and Jagger Alban.

345 FC B downed Bodden Town FC 9-0 with goals from Brenneach Lynch (3) Daniel DeQuintal (4), Dillon Phillips and Paul Marineau.
Neither George Town SC nor Sunset Rockets could not find the back of the net on this day and had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

In the Academy SC derby, Academy SC Stingrays ‘stung’ their counterparts Academy SC Lionfish 7-0 with Joshua Elliott (3), Kyan Okoli (3) and Jaeden Gordon securing the win. In the other derby, Latinos FC A defeated Latinos FC B 1-0 with David Arch Jr. securing all
three points for his team.




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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