The Heineken Sunday Football League returned to action after the festive break and in the top match CML Claymores emerged triumphant in a six goal thriller with Old Boys at the Ed Bush.
Primo Castellan’s first-time shot put his side ahead after the break. CML responded quickly and equalised through Des Harris and then took the lead when Kiril Deliivanov managed to scramble home.
Then Tommy Gribbin headed home for Old Boys to bring the score to 2-2. Old Boys lived up to their names and tired and CML’s Kirk Rowe half-volleyed home for the goal of the game and Dexter Beckford completed the scoring for a 4-2 CML victory.
The remaining game at Ed Bush was the contest between Harry’s and Latitude 19 Boca Juniors. Harry’s took the lead through Ian Roberton after six minutes.
Boca levelled through Henry Mitchell. Immediately into the second-half Harry’s retook the lead when Floyd McKenzie arrived late at the back post to knock home a cross for 2-1. Harry’s sealed it late on through Manuel Gutierrez and Paul Smith for a 4-1 victory.
At the TE McField Annex the first game of the morning was between league leaders Triple Crown Wanderers and Shellaz FC.
Wanderers started perfectly through Ricky Parsons who powered his header in. The turning point in the match arrived ten minutes after the re-start when Juschtzak in the Wanderers’ goal pulled off a world-class save from a point-blank Shellaz header.
Seconds later Wanderers scored a second through Atkinson. The last talking point arrived in the final minute when Kris Pearson was flashed a red card for back chatting to the referee.
The last game of the weekend was between Agua and Maples Revolution at the TE McField Annex.
Agua took the lead when Nicolas Persico scored. Into the second-half Agua had the balance of possession but it was Maples who created the clearer chances and deservedly drew level after James Kennedy crossed to Rob Crocket who clinically lobbed the keeper for the equaliser. That’s how it stayed.
On a sadder note, the Sunday League witnessed two serious injuries with Agua’s Federico Destro fracturing a bone in his leg and Kevin Gurey of the Wanderers breaking his wrist in their respective games. Both players are wished a speedy recovery and the organisers look forward to seeing them back soon.