Make Up Week 3 Triple Crown Wanderers were crowned Heineken Sunday League Champions at the weekend without kicking a ball.
That’s because Agua, the only team who could still catch them, failed to win in their make-up game against Latitude 19 Boca Juniors at the TE McField Annex.
This is the first time Wanderers have won the championship and it is a deserved reward after a season pushed all the way by Agua and Harry’s.
Wanderers first took over top spot in mid-December and, with the exception of one week when Harry’s knocked them off, they have led since.
Boca had a great start against Agua, scoring after two minutes through predatory striker Henry Mitchell who notched scored a hat-trick.
Agua’s Richard Edwards equalised on 12 minutes as the goals started to fly in.
Boca then retook the lead thanks to Mitchell eight minutes later and their lead was extended to 3-1 through Trenvick Coleman’s close range strike moments later.
Agua’s Luciano De Riso made it 3-2. As the morning temperature rose in the second-half the heat started to sap the player’s energy and at times the game was reduced to walking pace.
Eight more were scored after the break. Marcos Tinoco smacked in Boca’s fourth and the fifth arrived came through Darren Trottman to make it 5-2.
Agua pulled two back through Patrick Kathiari and a Stephan Kormos strike from an incredibly tight angle to make it 5-4.
Mitchell claimed his hat-trick on 69 minutes before De Rios went past the Boca keeper to walk in his second to make it 6-5 to Boca with five minutes remaining.
However, Boca finished the stronger and were awarded a penalty when Tinico was brought down in the box. The spot-kick was expertly dispatched by Greg Ebanks.
The final piece of action in a breathless game was a strike from the edge of the area by Broderick to finish the scoring at 8-5 for Boca.
The weekend’s only other fixture was a walkover after Shellaz forfeited their game against CML Claymores by failing to field a team.
The reason for this seems to have been caused by a communication error after their match was switched from Ed Bush to the TE McField Annex. As a result, the Claymores were awarded a default 3-0 victory which pleased their management duo of McIntosh and Turrell no end.
Mitchell’s hat trick makes sure that the race for the Golden Boot Trophy will go to the last day of the season with Floyd McKenzie sitting on 25, just two ahead of Mitchell.