The 2017 Cayman Islands Corporate Football League ended with Maples defeating Fidelity in the final at the Camana Bay Sports Complex by a score of 5 to 2 to earn the League Cup, but the spirit of competition was enjoyed by all of the teams.
A league championship looked unlikely for Maples at one point; its place in the League Cup play-offs wasn’t even decided until its final game, a reschedule match against Dart. The game was make-or-break for both teams: whichever team won would finish in the top four and the other in the bottom four. Maples won the game, giving the team a third-place finish in the regular season, with Dart falling to sixth place.
Theron Woods, captain of the Maples team, acknowledged that the road to the top four wasn’t easy. “The corporate league this year was tough,” he said. “It was really competitive.”
After the league games finished, all the teams were put into smaller groups, with the top four finishers (Fidelity, Butterfield, Maples and Walkers) playing for League Cup, while the bottom four finishers (BritCay, Dart, MUFG and PwC) played for the League Plate. In the play-offs, each team played the other teams in its group once. The two teams with the most points after the three-game round robin played for the Cup and Plate. BritCay was victorious in the League Plate final, defeating PwC 5 to 0.