Sives’ farewell does not have a fairy tale ending

There was no fantasy farewell for Old Boys goalkeeper Wayne Sives Heineken Sunday League career at the weekend.

Sives, who leaves the Islands this week after years of stalwart service for his side, conceded six goals during this weekend’s game against Agua FC, but Hollywood script writers couldn’t have done a better job than present the Scotsman with a consolation penalty kick deep into added on time at the end of his last match.

With his team-mates urging him on, he stepped forward to take the penalty which would be his last kick of his Sunday League career – however someone forgot to let the Agua goalkeeper in on the story of his impending departure.

Although Sives firmly hit his kick, his opposite number dived full length to parry the ball to safety to round off a disappointing day for the Old Boys No.1.

Agua, as it turned out, ran out 6-1 winners and got their championship bid back on track after last week’s shock defeat to International Kickers.

They raced to a 5-0 lead in the first half thanks to a Walter Fajette double and goals for Erwin Kormos, his brother Strephan and a Luciano De Riso strike from the edge of the box.

On the stroke of half-time Old Boys pulled a goal back through Henry Mitchell. After the interval Agua rounded off the scoring when Tirotta hit his 18th goal of the season before the drama of the last minute penalty miss from Sives.

The win retains Agua’s three point lead at the top of the table.

The earlier game at Ed Bush was between Harry’s FC and AC Lunetta. Dave Hubble hit a first-half brace for Harry’s, finishing from two crosses.

Their lead would have been even bigger had it not been for Marroix in the Lunetta goal who pulled off numerous impressive saves.

In the second-half Marroix even managed to save a penalty but was powerless to prevent Harry’s scoring twice more through Irons McKenzie and Teko Dickens.

Elsewhere, second place Fire Pros Boca Juniors keep on the coat tails of Agua with a slim victory over International Kickers with a 1-0 victory.

The vital goal came shortly after the interval when Jemal Ebanks squeezed his shot home for his fifth goal of the season.

The weekend’s final game was between mid-table rivals CML Claymores and MC Devils.

After the break CML hit a quick fire double in the space of three minutes to complete the goal mouth action for the day.

The first was a flashing header from CML’s centre forward Ben Marler with the second coming from Chris Turrell.

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