Maples have title credentials

Heineken Sunday League new boys Shellaz Football Club took their league bow at the weekend and despite falling to a 4-2 defeat to Triple Crown Wanderers did enough to show they are capable.

However, the biggest winners on the day were Maples Revolution who faced Agua at Ed Bush. Maples demonstrated that they have realistic title winning credentials this season by recording an notable 4-0 win.

Agua were blown away by Maples lightening start to the game which saw them take a two goal lead within 13 minutes through Paul Hennessy and Rob Crockett.

In the second half Agua started to press the game and enjoyed the better of the possession, although they failed to create many clear cut chances.

But Maples were still creating chances on the counter attack and were rewarded with strikes from Njogu and Scotsman Donoghue.

The other game at Ed Bush witnessed Wanderers 4-2 win against Shellaz. Wanderers made the perfect start with a Lee Parry goal after four minutes and Emmanuel Brown doubled the lead with a shot from the edge of the box 10 minutes later.

Parry then hit the goal of the game six minutes before the break when he half-volleyed home.

Shellaz’s first ever goal in the league was recorded by Jason Baker just before half-time to give his side hope. Shellaz did make the final part of the game exciting when they reduced the deficit to 3-2 through Kanie McKenzie but Wanderers replied with William Dias getting his 
first club goal.

League leaders Latitude 19 Boca Juniors kept their unbeaten start alive with a 1-1 draw against last season’s champions Harry’s.

Boca felt they should have collected all three points, having twice hitting the woodwork and limiting Harry’s to very few clear cut chances.

Boca broke the deadlock on 47 minutes after Yanick Solomon sped through to collect a defence splitting pass. Harry’s equalised on 59 minutes thanks to central defender Liam Brigend who strode forward at a corner kick and when Boca’s defence failed to clear Brigend fired the loose ball home from five yards.

The final fixture of the day was no contest when Old Boys showed up with only six players for their game against CML Claymores at the TE McField Annex. As a result Old Boys forfeit the game with a 3-0 defeat and Claymores welcomed the 
easy three points.

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