Heineken Sunday League games over the weekend left only two teams with unblemished records. Fidel Wanderers and Harry’s have two wins.
The first game at the T.E. McField Annex was between Maples Revolution and Boca Juniors, which ended in a 3-3 draw.
Matthew Fong and then James Plowright scored twice in two minutes for Maples early on. Boca hit back before halftime with the goal of the game when Walter Fajette latched onto a great pass to fire home.
Maples restored their two-goal lead when Plowright got his second after cleverly breaking the off-side trap to fire low.
Boca reduced the deficit once more when Roderick Pearson scored from a free kick to make it 3-2.
Then, with six minutes left, came the major talking point of the game when an innocuous looking challenge resulted in a mass of players surrounding one another.
The result was red cards for Boca’s Pearson and Maples’ Sergio Micucci.
Boca pushed forward in search of an equalizer and in the last minute of regulation time Jordan Belfoure fired into the top corner.
The second game at the T.E. McField Annex was a contest for bragging rights between the two Fidel teams, Old Boys and the Wanderers.
Wanderers’ Kiegel “Stammer” Atkinson, fresh from scoring five the week before, was again their star man with another dazzling display on his way to scoring four times in their 5-1 win.
Surprisingly, it was the Old Boys that made the breakthrough in the sixth minute after the Wanderers’ goalkeeper crucially stumbled to the ground as he readied himself to receive a back pass, allowing Stafford Pereira the easiest of chances.
Atkinson drew the scores level before halftime. After the interval, some stout defending by the Old Boys kept the score all square. However, the pressure finally broke through when Atkinson scored again on 55 minutes.
The goal of the game arrived five minutes later from Wanderers’ Joe Wright, who scored a fine individual effort. Atkinson then claimed his hat-trick before rounding off the scoring at the back post for a resounding victory.
The final two games were at West Bay’s Ed Bush and both were tight, competitive matches that resulted in 1-0 victories.
Harry’s collected all the points against Luca Zaino thanks to a debut strike from Eric Russell, who managed to squeeze home a shot on 28 minutes.
CML’s 1-0 victory against Shellaz was another hard fought win with the only goal coming mid-way through the second half via a Sean Mcguire header at a corner kick that flew into the top corner.
Shellaz controlled large parts of the game, but could only hit the woodwork twice as they continue to struggle to score.
This weekend sees Shellaz host Luca Zaino and Fidel Wanderers plays Maples Revolution at the T.E. McField Annex, while at Ed Bush Fidel’s Old Boys plays Boca Juniors and CML faces Harry’s.