The Heineken Sunday League is
rivalling the English Premiership in terms of excitement this season – well
The top three teams are separated
by only three points and before the latest games on Sunday, there were only
four games remaining. The matches the previous weekend for the top three sides
looked like, on paper at least, routine fixtures.
League leaders Agua were on the
wrong end of a nine goal thriller, losing 5-4 to International Kickers and
having their five point lead at the top of the table slashed down to only two.
It was Agua’s top scorer, Massimo
Tirotta who broke the deadlock and but for profligacy in front of goal Agua
would have extended their lead even further. Instead Kickers fought back,
equalising through their top scorer Marcos Tinoco. Then, against the run of
play as the half was drawing to a close Agua managed to get their noses back in
front when Moreno Pelligrini made it 2-1.
After the interval Kickers fought
back once again, first equalising for a second time thanks to Tinoco and then
by taking the lead for the first time when Rico Brown got his name on the score
Agua went further behind soon
afterwards when Mark Brown put Kickers 4-2 up. On this occasion Agua’s response
was immediate, pulling a goal back from Stephan Kormos, making the score 4-3 –
but their respite was short lived as Tinoco completed his hat-trick making it
5-3. A grandstand finish to the game was guaranteed after Tirotta hit his
second of the match with five minutes remaining, but on this occasion there was
to no Roy of the Rovers script to save Agua from their second defeat of the
Fire Pros beat Old Boys 4-1 and
Harry’s won 3-0 against CML Claymores. The final game was between AC Lunetta
and MC Devils and the game was scores goalless at the interval. The second half
was a different story with Devils hitting the back of the net six times without
reply for their eighth win of the season.