Wood leads Bodden Town to victory and Premier League crown

Bodden Town FC celebrate their Premier title by displaying the bird hand sign in remembrance of Gerome 'Bird' Graham, who died last year while training with the team.

Theron Wood confirmed that he is Cayman’s top striker by scoring the double that propelled Bodden Town FC past Elite SC 3-2, and retain the Cayman Islands Premier League crown at the T.E Mcfield Sports Centre on Sunday.

Wood started the game with 26 goals this season and added two more as his team came from behind in an exciting first half to edge the West Bay based former Champions.

Wood’s performance took Bodden Town to an unassailable 46 points with one week remaining in the season, but his team had to come from behind for their first win in three games.

In the 26th minute, Elite’s Darvin Dixon made a run down the left unmarked and slipped a near post shot past the Bodden Town custodian.

Four minutes later, Bodden Town’s Alfredo Cardoza, an early first half substitute, created the first of many opportunities for Bodden Town. Streaking down the right attacking side Cardoza attempted a cross which found the hand of the pressuring Elite defender in the 18 yard box.

Referee Christophel Stewart immediately gave a penalty, which Wood stepped up and slotted away.

In the 30th, Cardoza and Wood hooked up again, this time Wood played a cross from the right side across the mouth of goal, passing by two Elite defenders and the keeper Danner Taylor before finding the diminutive Cardoza who was unmarked and slotted home from the back post, giving Bodden Town the 2-1 advantage.

Elite stepped up the pressure after the goal and were rewarded with a penalty in the 41st. Striker Dwayne Wright made the attempt which was well saved by the Bodden Town keeper Jamie Johnson, but Jedd Ebanks got a favourable rebound which he slotted home to even the score at 2-2.

Just on the stroke of the break, Wood found himself of the end of a goal mouth scramble and pounced home his second of the game, 3-2 at halftime.

The second half showed both teams pressing for more goals but it wasn’t to be as Bodden Town held on to the 3-2 victory.