Elite SC/Sunset FC win 2022-23 CIFA Presidents Cup

For the second season straight, Elite SC and Scholars ISC have found themselves in the the Cayman Islands Football Association Presidents Cup finals, with Elite winning each time.

Elite defended their cup title against Scholars ISC on Saturday, at the Centre of Excellence playing grounds, in a close match that ended 2-1.

No surprise to some, Elite’s Molly Kehoe delivered yet another outstanding performance scoring both goals for her team to secure the victory.

Kehoe put her team ahead in the 65th minute, finding the back of the net from a freekick outside the box, before Scholars’ Chelsea Green leveled the scoreboard eight minutes later.

The competitive match would eventually go into extra time where Kehoe scored the winner in the 104th minute.

Kehoe finished the Presidents Cup tournament as the highest goal scorer with nine.

Men’s game

Sunset FC took their first men’s senior title and claimed the first major honours of the season with a nerve-jangling 2-1 win over Bodden Town in the President’s Cup Final on Ash Wednesday.

“I am very proud of the guys because it was a tough game,” said Sunset coach Alan Purvis, who is in his first season as head coach after successful stints with the women’s and youth teams.

“It is an important win for us because it is the first major trophy we have won as a Premier League team.”

A spectacular overhead kick from Cesare Bandini and a late winner from Andrew Joyner were enough to secure victory for Sunset in a closely contested finale under the lights at Truman Bodden National Stadium.

After a scruffy, goalless first half, Bandini broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion just after the break. Bodden Town fought back and levelled the scores though Ricoh Brown in the 77th minute.

But as the prospect of extra-time loomed, Anton Nelson broke down the right flank and clipped a neat low-cross towards Andrew Joyner who finished neatly at the near post.

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