Boca Juniors completed a comfortable victory last weekend in a rearranged Heineken Sunday League game which reduced the gap at the top of the table to one point behind leaders Harry’s and keeps alive their hopes of the league title.
Against bottom of the table MC Devils at the TE McField Annex Boca had to win to keep their title hopes alive.
Devils keeper Graham McGuffie did well to get his fists onto a swinging corner but it fell for Boca’s Henry Mitchell to tap in. Boca went two up when Carlos Welcome let fly with one of his special long rangers. Then Ken Downey went around the keeper for Boca’s third. Trenvick Coleman received a clever pass from Mitchell and he lobbed the keeper to make it 4-0.
Boca onto 45 points and play their final game this Sunday against CML Claymores and must win to maintain a title challenge. Harry’s have a game in hand over Boca and can claim the championship on Sunday if they defeat Old Boys at the TE McField Annex.
Triple Crown Wanderers took on Prison in the other match at the TE Mcfield Annex. Wanderers have Ricoh Brown to thank for a comfortable 7-2 victory after a fantastic individual display as he grabbed five goals.
Ricky Parsons first found the mark for Wanderers after only two minutes. Brown hit two before the break and then Johnny McLaughlin got the fourth for Wanderers. Brown then took over with a further three goals in an 18 minute spell. In between his last two goals, slackness in the Wanderers’ defence allowed Prison to pull back two consolation strikes. Wade Gordon broke the off-side trap to knock the ball home unchallenged and then Gregory Harding was allowed too much space. Brown’s five goals, a record for the Sunday League this season, deservedly earned him the plaudits from his team-mates as well as the man-of-the-match award.
With most teams only having one more match to play during the season, the golden boot award looks destined for Floyd ‘Irons’ McKenzie of Harry’s. McKenzie has an impressive 22 goals from just 19 games, six ahead of nearest rival Henry Mitchell.