The masters football competition has been a resounding success so far with Scholars International gaining the most props having won the league remaining unbeaten in the process.
In the final league games Bodden Town drew with Boca Juniors 1-1 and Scholars International beat Young Men 2-1 at the TE McField Annex. Brian Hydes and Dwight Moxam scored the Scholars goals against Young Men. Windell Scott fired in Bodden Town’s goal for their only point in the league.
FA Cup action is up next for the 40-plus soldiers. The quarter-finals are on Wednesday at the TE McField Annex with Scholars International enjoying a bye as league champions. Bodden Town face Young Men in the 6pm match and George Town are matched with Boca Juniors in the 7.15pm game.
The FA Cup semis are on Saturday 27 October at the Haig Bodden Field in Bodden Town and the finals are on Wednesday 31 October again at the TE McField Annex, both kicking off at 6.30pm.
Scholars scored nine goals in their four matches. Second place went to Young Men who gained five points, scoring seven times. Boca Juniors were third, also with five points but they scored only five times.
George Town were fourth with four points and five goals and Bodden Town fifth with only one point and three goals.
Bernie Bush played for Young Men. He said: “The masters league went well but there are still a few kinks that need to be ironed out to make it more fun for those who don’t play regularly.
“The guys who are still in the regular league and playing all year round shouldn’t be so anxious to play in the masters which is really for the weekend warriors who want to come back and fight. Overall though, it has been fun and the camaraderie is great.
“The refs have done a good job but they should use their discretion better on overly aggressive players.”