It was CML Cup time last weekend for the Sunday League teams with the competition reaching the first leg matches of the semi-final.
After the previous round, it transpired that the four teams reaching this stage of the competition occupied the top four spots in the league, so both games were expected to be close affairs – and they turned out that way, both finishing in a draw.
At the TE McField Annex second in the table Boca Juniors faced fourth place Agua FC. The first-half belonged to Agua who scored after 25 minutes from a disputed Stephan Kormos free kick in the corner. Awarding the goal surprised Boca who protested that it had merely struck the junction of the post and bar before rebounding to safety. Perhaps, it was another case for goal line technology to resolve. Boca came back 10 minutes later when full-back Ken Downey struck the equaliser from a penalty. It remained at 1-1 with the replay in four weeks.
The other semi-final was between league leaders Harry’s FC who hosted third placed Triple Crown Wanderers at Ed Bush. A strong wind was blowing again in West Bay making for difficult conditions. Both defences cancelled each other out in a scoreless draw. Each side came close. Wanderers had a free kick that skimmed the bar and Harrys’ Floyd ‘Irons’ McKenzie netted in the second half which was ruled out for offside.
All the teams return to league action this Sunday, with the biggest game a rematch between Harry’s and the Wanderers, again at Ed Bush. Sunday League side Old Boys recently received their new uniforms. George McKenzie of Knight Security Services officially handed them over to the Old Boys player-manager Steve Henshaw.