Wanderers still top but so close

Triple Crown Wanderers maintained their lead at the top of the Heineken Sunday League with a 5-0 trouncing of CML Claymores last weekend thanks to a hat trick by Keigel “Stamma” Atkinson.  

Atkinson struck in the 13th, 29th and 61st minutes. John McLaughlin (25th) and Gavin Cane (50th) got the other scores at the TE McField Annex. 

In the other game, Agua were also high fives. They beat Latitude 19 Boca Juniors, 5-1, with goals by Luciano De Riso (35th), a Stephan Kormos penalty in the 69th minute, plus another in the 74th and a superb shot by Heriberto “Berto” Barranco in the 71th. An Edward Richards penalty 10 minutes from time rounded off the Agua scoring. Michael Broderick in the 51st minute got Boca’s strike.  

Harry’s maintained their challenge to Wanderers with a 4-0 trouncing of Maples Revolution with a brace apiece from Floyd “Irons” McKenzie and Dan Stuber at Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay. Shellaz beat Old Boys, 3-2, in the other game. Shellaz scorers were player-manager Matthew Owens (31st), Kanie McKenzie (41st) and Leon Bennett (65th). Old Boys scorers were veteran striker George McKenzie (18th) and Martin Pilat (75th). 

Old Boys had two players sent off – Paul Chivers for two yellow cards in the 70th minute and Primo Castellan went immediately after for offensive language at the ref over Chivers sent off. 

McKenzie had a fruitful day, scoring twice that evening for North Side as they beat Tigers in the Premier League, 4-2. McKenzie is joint-top scorer with Henry Mitchell of Boca Juniors on 14, Daniel Cummings has hit eight and Chris Fenn seven. Lee Parry and Tommy Gribbin are on six.  

It is still tight at the top of the standings with four teams capable of winning the league. Wanderers have 35 points from their 17 games, one point ahead of Harry’s and Agua have 31 but played one game less. Maples are fourth with 31 points.  

Then come CML Claymores on 23 points, followed by Boca Juniors (18), Shellaz (11) and Old Boys are eighth on six points.  

Maples play Agua this Sunday, Harry’s face Boca Juniors, CML take on Old Boys and Wanderers are up against Shellaz.