• Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    Bodden Town to keep attacking style in CFU play

    Theron Wood (pictured) and his Bodden Town FC teammates will open play in the 2014 CFU Club Championship on March 21, 2014, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

     

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Bodden Town FC plans to stick with its attacking inclinations, when it opens Group 1 play in the first round of the 2014 Caribbean Football Union Club Championship on Friday at the Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

    There’s no reason to change now, especially since the club is the current king of Cayman Islands football, claiming every senior crown on offer over the past two years.

    Those achievements, after all, have been predicated on an offensive style of play.

    “Bodden Town has an attacking mindset and we will keep that,” head coach Elbert Mclean asserted to CONCACAF.com.  “We don’t know much about our opponents and vice versa, so we will try to use the element of surprise to our advantage.

    “Our players are motivated to compete at the highest level.”

    Key to Mclean’s offensive plan is the speed of marksman Theron Wood, who has scored nine goals in all competitions this season, including the winner in the President’s Cup Final earlier this month.

    “Theron is very important to our team,” said Mclean, whose side is unbeaten in all local competitions dating back to 2012.  “He can’t do it alone and will need help from Rico Brown, Charlo Mclean and Thomas Bush in the midfield.”

    Wood realizes that the President’s Cup triumph, which joins Premier League, FA Cup and Charity Shield titles on Bodden Town’s burgeoning list of recent honors, could point the way to more success in the Caribbean competition. 

    “It would be great if we go and win some games because that shows Cayman has talent,” expressed Wood.  “And we can show the rest of the Caribbean that we could play football as well.”

    In its second appearance at the CFU Club Championship – the Caribbean’s qualifying competition for the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League -- Bodden Town will face host Bayamon FC (March 21), Unite Saint Rosienne of Guadeloupe (March 23) and Curacao’s Centro Dominguito (March 25).

    “I strongly believe we will get a good result,” Mclean concluded.  “Victory would be a good fillip not just to our club but to the entire Cayman Islands Football family.”

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