It was ideal playing conditions, a grey overcast sky and cool temperatures that greeted the teams playing the three make-up games in the Heineken Sunday League at the weekend. With favourable conditions the players produced excellent games for the watching spectators.
The clash between CML Claymores and Old Boys at the TE McField Annex swung end to end as both teams attacked from the first whistle to the last.
Old Boys Henry Mitchell broke the deadlock on 29 minutes but CML’s Sherwin Bouville immediately knocked the ball home from a corner. After the interval, it continued to be end to end with numerous chances being created and passed up. Finally, the breakthrough came for CML when Ben Marler nodded home for his fifth goal of the season.
This setback spurred on Old Boys and they poured forward in search of an equaliser but were denied, in particular by CML’s in form goalkeeper who kept them at bay with a man-of-the-match performance. But the pressure finally forced a goal with Mitchell getting his second of the game giving a final score of 2-2.
The next game was an equally enthralling encounter – but Agua FC and Fire Pros Boca Juniors both had to be content with a 2-2 draw. It was Agua who scored first thanks to Erwin Kormos. After the interval Fire Pros pulled level thanks to Olsen Bush who capitalised on hesitancy in the Agua defence. Still very open, Fire Pros seized the initiative thanks to Michael Broderick’s fiercely struck shot on the edge of the box. With the clock ticking down it looked like Agua were to crash to their first defeat of the season, but with just four minutes remaining they showed great resilience to pull level after Pelligrini powerfully headed home.
The final game was at Ed Bush where AC Lunetta and International Kickers clashed. Lunetta edged ahead from Olivera’s volley on eight minutes but Tinoco of Kickers scored either side of the break to give his team a 2-1 lead. This soon became 3-1 shortly after from Thomson. Then came the major talking point in the game came as Lunetta’s indiscipline resulted in them being shown three red cards in a two minute period. With only eight men it was maybe surprising that Lunetta reduced the deficit when Yapagui made it 3-2 but the two goal lead for Kickers was restored right on full time through Marc Brown. This victory, Kickers third of the season leaves Lunetta cast adrift at the foot of the table.
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