The match-of-the-day in the Heineken Sunday League at the weekend was between the top two in the table, leaders Latitude 19 Boca Juniors and Triple Crown Wanderers.
Boca entered the game a point ahead of their nearest rivals and were the only team still able to boast of an unbeaten start.
Wanderers’ Lee Parry got the opener after three minutes, his fourth of the season. Boca had to rely on veteran striker Henry Mitchell to equalise after his trusty left foot fired home.
After the break Boca’s Marcos Tinoco acrobatically hit an over-head kick in to put them ahead. Wanderers then took control of the remainder of the game and equalised after 52 minutes when Rico Brown finished superbly.
Shellaz faced Harry’s at the TE McField Annex and for the third week running Shellaz lost by a single goal, this time 2-1.
Harry’s made Shellaz pay for their inefficiencies in front of goal when captain Chris Fenn broke the deadlock with nine minutes left and Floyd ‘Irons’ McKenzie hit their second two minutes later. Shellaz did make the last few minutes uncomfortable for Harry’s when Kanie McKenzie pulled a goal back two minutes from the end.
Spectators watching the second game at the Annex between Agua and CML Claymores observed a one-sided match in Agua’s favour. CML made a bad start to the game from which they failed to recover when De Riso got the first of his two goals as early as the fifth minute and followed up with his second on 28 minutes. Soon after the restart the game was over when Dan Cummings got the first of his two goals, his second coming in the last couple of minutes. In between Marc Mata got his name on the score-sheet after 60 minutes for a comprehensive 5-0 win.
The remaining fixture on the day saw Maples Revolution rout a dispirited Old Boys side at Ed Bush. Maples’ midfield dynamo, Paul Hennessy, gave a man-of-the-match performance with a hat-trick.
Hennessy got the opener on six minutes and then his second arrived 11 minutes later as Maples went on the rampage, scoring five within the first 20 minutes – the other goals coming from Ben Hopper, Colm Flanagan and Scotsman Francis Donoghue.
Old Boys player-manager Steve Henshaw did briefly give his side a glimmer of hope when he scored to briefly make it 4-1.
After the break Maples found the net four times through David Holland, Hennessy’s third, Paul Njogu and Holland once again to make it 9-1.
The top of the Sunday League has a congested look with Boca leading on 11 points, but in the chasing pack close behind are Wanderers and Agua on 10 points and a point further behind are Maples and CML on nine.