Agua FC and CML Claymores served up
a five goal thriller at the Annex in the Heineken Sunday League at the weekend.
The match had everything – two
penalties, two red cards and a winning goal in the last few minutes to give
Agua a win in their first game of the season. Mid-way through the first half,
CML player-manager Steve McIntosh darted between two defenders into Agua’s box
and cleverly squared the ball to his striking partner Ken Adnmekwe who scored. With
no further scoring in the half, Claymores were confident that they could record
their second consecutive victory, and would have done so had it not been for
Agua’s Massimo Tirotta’s intervention in a second half where his performance
earned him the man-of-match award.
First he was tripped in the
Claymores box to earn his side a penalty on 54 minutes which he scored.
Claymores sub Ben Marler came on and scored in the 58th minute. Agua’s task to
collect something from the match seemed even harder when Ant Davids was given
his matching orders for his second yellow card of the game – but they were
presented with golden opportunity only moments later when awarded with their
second penalty following another trip inside the Claymores’ penalty area.
Tirotta was confidence personified taking his second spot kick – and he put it
in exactly the same place as his first to equalise on 60 minutes.
With the extra man advantage in
Claymores’ favour the surprise was that Agua got the winner three minutes from
time. It was Tirotta again with the assist who set up Walter Fajette who made
it 3-2. Claymores’ Chris Turrell was show two quick yellow cards in succession
and an early bath to bring to a close an extraordinary match.
Meanwhile at the Ed Bush AC Lunetta
lost 1-0 to the new league leaders Fire Pros Boca Juniors thanks to a goal from
Charles Parchment. This match was followed by MC Devils hosting Old Boys and it
was Old boys who ground out a 2-0 victory to leapfrog the Devils in the table
thanks to goals from last season’s top league scorer Henry Mitchell, who opened
his account for the new season and Ariel Tatum.
The race for this season’s Golden
Boot Award has two early leaders, Addison of CML Claymores and Tirotta of Agua
FC who both have scored twice.
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