League leaders Harry’s suffered their first defeat of the season after crashing to a 3-2 to Boca Juniors last weekend in the Heineken Sunday Football League.
Boca started the match in third place, ten points behind Harry’s and were in desperate need of victory. In a fiercely contested match it was Boca who got their noses in front thanks to top scorer Henry Mitchell for his fifteenth of the season. Harry’s Dan Stuber equalised before Boca’s full back Ken Downey slid in at the back post to restore his side’s lead.
Harry’s equalised again through Jon Firstbrook before the superb winning strike came from Yannick Solomon in the 75th minute. The result moves Boca, who have a game in hand, up to second in the table, seven points behind Harry’s who, despite this defeat, remain favourites for the title.
Elsewhere, the bottom two in the league met at the TE McFeild Annex and the league’s bottom club CML Claymores had something to cheer about. They recorded only their second win of the season with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against out of sorts Old Boys.
CML’s big name player Canadian Kiril Deliivanov kept his composure to score early on. CML extended their lead after the break through the much admired strike partnership of Rapha Harvey and veteran goal hanger Alan Johnson. Old Boys player Paul Smith got his second yellow near the end. Those much needed points lifted CML from bottom where Old Boys now occupy.
The final game of the weekend was between Agua and MC Devils at Ed Bush and in an entertaining game. Agua raced to a two goal lead by half-time thanks to two identical strikes from the edge of the box from Stephan Kormos. Agua’s third was by ‘Pipino’ Corrado who scored from tight on the touchline when the keeper, who was expecting a cross, was caught out at his near post.
The remaining scheduled fixture of the weekend between Triple Crown Wanderers and Prison was postponed until later in the season.
This coming weekend the league takes a break as the CML Cup semi-finals see Boca facing Agua at the TE McField Annex and Harry’s hosting the Wanderers at Ed Bush, both with 8.30am kick offs.