With only three games remaining in the Heineken Sunday League and three teams with a realistic chance of claiming the title, the run in is crucial in deciding the league champions.
This week it was the battle of the top two, leaders Triple Crown Wanderers and last season’s champions Harry’s.
Wanderers were holding a slender one point advantage over their rivals. Wanderers went ahead through a special strike from Emmanuel Brown, whose free kick flew in after 11 minutes.
Brown hit an equally impressive goal on 27 minutes after playing a wonderful one-two with Keigel Atkinson.
Harry’s got a lifeline when captain Chris Fenn made it 2-1 near the end, but Wanderers hung on for the one-goal victory.
It was raining goals in the second match at Ed Bush when third place Agua thrashed Old Boys.
Agua still have title ambitions and with a game in hand over the other top teams they could still snatch the title.
Old Boys must have had one eye on this weekend’s CML Cup semifinal as they rested some of their key players and paid the penalty.
Agua were three goals ahead at the interval through Walter Fajette, Dan Cummings and Patrick Kathiari.
After the break there was a brace for Luciano De Riso, Davide Casanova chipped in his first goal of the season with the game’s best strike and one for Nicolas Persico, Cummings’ second goal of the game (his 10th of the campaign) and finally a Massimo Tirotta penalty rounded off the scoring at 9-0.
Maples Revolution triumphed against CML Claymores at the TE McField Annex.
Maples scored first through Scotsman Fran Donoghue. Then CML’s Sherwin Bouville capped off a fine passing move to tap home a Darnell Hanley cross.
Maples created the better opportunities after the break and Paul Njogu made a break down their left hand flank with CML player/manager Steve McIntosh in hot pursuit.
McIntosh got his foot to the ball from Njogu’s shot but deflected it past his own keeper for an own goal. It stayed 2-1 to Maples.
The final match witnessed Latitude 19 Boca Juniors wrap up a comfortable 7-1 win against Shellaz with Boca striker Henry Mitchell claiming four for the second time this season.
Despite the final score line, Shellaz were still in the match at half-time, albeit trailing 3-1 through a brace for Mitchell and another for Marcos Tinoco – midfielder Leon Bennett replying for Shellaz.
After the break it was a different story with poor defending letting Shellaz down.
Mitchell claimed another two and Tinoco completed his hat-trick. Mitchell’s season’s tally is 19 and he trails Harry’s Floyd McKenzie by just one for the coveted Golden Boot.
This weekend it’s CML Cup semifinal second legs with Harry’s holding a commanding 5-1 lead from their first leg against Old Boys.
The other game is delicately balanced with Agua hoping to overturn a 1-0 first-leg defeat to the Wanderers for a place in the final on 12 May.