Agua all fired up for sizzling finish

The destination of the Heineken Sunday League Championship is going right down to the wire, with the last round of fixtures going to decide who will be crowned league champions in three weeks’ time.

The top two teams in the league won their respective re-arranged fixtures at the weekend, meaning there remains only two points separating league leaders Agua FC and second place Fire Pros Boca Juniors – so depending on results either could lift the trophy on the last day of the season.

Agua face a sterner test against last year’s champions Harry’s FC, but a draw will be enough for them to win the title due to their superior goal difference. Fire Pros have a slightly easier task against mid-table MC Devils, but need a victory.

Agua’s winning run continued with a narrow 1-0 victory against MC Devils at TE McField Sports Centre.

Devils were without several first team regulars but still put a spirited display following their 8-1 defeat to the same 
opponents last week.

Agua enjoyed the majority of the possession in the first half, but didn’t make the Devils goalkeeper work too hard.

That was before they were awarded a controversial penalty after the referee saw a push in the box that was hotly disputed by the Devils defenders.

Agua’s top scorer Massimo Tirotta stepped up to take the spot-kick and swept the ball home – however the referee hadn’t blown his whistle and ordered a re-take. Tirotta held his nerve to score again before the break.

The only other game from the weekend was a re-match from last weekend between Harry’s and Fire Pros Boca Juniors. Last week Fire Pros ran out 3-1 winners with Mike Ebanks claiming a hat-trick.

This time Fire Pros were 3-0 winners with Ebanks again notching a hat-trick. He put his side ahead after only four minutes and Harry’s never really recovered.

After the interval Fire Pros were awarded a penalty which Ebanks dispatched and completed his hat-trick with the last kick of the ball for his 24th goal of the season – an impressive return from only 20 games – and extends his lead at the top of the scoring chart to two, ahead of Agua’s Tirotta.

This weekend the teams take a break from league action with the second leg of the CML Cup semi-finals, with the final on 8 May.

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