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Football: Bermuda tops Cayman 4-0 in testy day two match up

A second half red card for Cayman’s Jynu Jacob was the tipping point of frustration as Cayman’s National Boys Under-14’s lost 4-0 Monday (20 August) to Bermuda on day two of the Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) Challenge Series.

Sincere Hall scored twice to lead the way (7′, 52′ PEN) for Bermuda who sits atop of the Group D standings with a record of 2-0. Cayman falls to third in the group at 1-1.

In the first half, consistent pressure from Bermuda kept Cayman from creating quality chances. Cayman’s frustrations led to a midfield tackle, setting up a Bermudian set piece in the 27th minute.  Jason McMillan-Collett’s failed clearance landed in his own net to put Bermuda up 2-0.

With four changes to start the second half, Cayman looked to reignite it’s side. In the 52nd minute, however, another Cayman tackle was whistled, this time in the box for a penalty. Hall stepped up to put it past second half keeper Alex Anglin for a 3-0 Bermuda lead.

Bermuda’s Athaio Burgess added a fourth in the 66th minute. With a number of warning and three cards being issued in the second half by referee Steffon Dewar, Assistant Coach Garth Anderson admits the team lost their composure.

“We just came off an 11-0 victory, we expected to come in and feel out the team in the first 15 minutes. We lost focus and concentration in the early part of the game, making two mistakes which never really helped our cause.”

Bermuda Head Coach Cecoy Robinson says his team took advantage of Cayman’s overly aggression approach.

“I think they got a little emotionally involved, they tried to go a little too hard, then the calls starting coming, and they started to get frustrated.”

Cayman will face Cuba on the final day of the competition Wednesday (22 August) at 7:45 pm, while Bermuda takes on the US Virgin Islands at 6:45 pm.

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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