There were a few dodgy Movember moustaches on display in the Heineken Sunday League at the weekend – but there was nothing dodgy about CML Claymores’ 3-1 victory against league leaders Latitude 19 Boca Juniors.
After being trounced 5-0 last week by Agua, the Claymores turned their form around inflicting on Boca their first defeat of the season at the Ed Bush stadium.
CML’s Kirk Rowe, a half-time substitute, made an immediate impact when he sprinted clear of the Boca defence to score. Boca striker Henry Mitchell brought his side level five minutes later for his fifth of the season.
Late in the game, CML player-manager Steve McIntosh scored and then Darnell Hanley had an easy tap in after good work from Chris Turrell.
The first game at Ed Bush was a close fought contest between Agua FC and Triple Crown Wanderers. Agua made a break through right on half-time when the Wanderers defence failed to properly clear the ball and Mark Mata pounced to score.
After the interval it was a personal disaster for Wanderer John O’Brien – again Mata was involved, but with his shot going wide of the target there was no real danger, but then O’Brien got his body in the way to deflect the ball in to his own net.
There must have been a feeling of déjà vu for the Wanderers’ right back as he stuck one past his own goalkeeper in a corresponding fixture against Agua last season.
Then Wanderers’ Joaquim Martin’s cross flew into the far corner to make it 2-1 which is how it stayed.
At the TE McField Annex Shellaz were looking for their first points of the season against Maples Revolution but were disappointed when 15 minutes from the end Richie Addison scrambled it home after the Shellaz goalkeeper failed to hold on to a shot.
The remaining match of the weekend was a 3-0 victory for Harry’s over the Old Boys at the TE McField Annex.
The first goal was scored by Floyd ‘Irons’ McKenzie who had a simple tap in from a cross. Soon after Old Boys defender Martin Pilat was lucky to stay escape a red card after chopping down McKenzie in the box.
Pilat stayed on but justice was served when Chris Fenn fired home from the penalty to put Harry’s two up.
In his last game for Harry’s the script was perfectly written for veteran Dave Hubble to score from close.
Agua sit on top of the league for the first time this season after match day 7, but with only three points separating the top five teams everything is still to play for.