An Elena Testori header in extra time gave Sunset Football Club the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) FA Cup Sunday (10 June) in a 3-2 victory over Scholars International Sports Club.
Susani Lucas opened the scoring in the 16th minute to give Scholars a 1-0 lead entering the second half. Jenne Edwards would float a harmless ball over the head of the Scholars keeper to equalize in the 54th minute. Chelsea Green would answer with a soaring free kick at 30-plus yards to reclaim the lead for Scholars 2-1.
Sunset would answer in the 86th minute as Shenel Gall would wrangle a bouncing cross, tapping it past the keeper to tie the score 2-2. In extra time, a Molly Kehoe corner soared through the box and onto the head of a surging Elena Testori to clinch the Cup 3-2.
“It’s been a frustrating season for us this season, so to end the season with a win and an FA Cup means a lot to the girls” said Head Coach Alan Purvis.
“Football is tough being down 1-0, so it’s nice when we equalized that there’s still hope in the game. Throughout the game I was telling them we gotta keep fighting, so that’s what it’s about, not giving up” said Shenel Gall.