Luca and Old Boys shine at last

The two remaining teams without a point in the Heineken Sunday League picked up precious wins during match day 5 at the weekend with Fidel’s Old Boys and Luca Ziano confident of a better season. 

Fidel’s Old Boys pulled off the most impressive performance of the weekend by hitting five past a shocked Shellaz in a comfortable 5-1 victory at West Bay’s Ed Bush.  

Absences and suspensions to a number of key players forced a rethink by the Old Boys management, forcing them to field an untried line-up, and initially it looked ominous after Shellaz’s captain Steve Dunkley scored on 14 minutes.  

Old Boys equalized from an Easton Campbell own goal. Veteran striker George McKenzie then hit the game’s best goal with a scorching 20 yard shot high over the keeper to make it 2-1 at half-time.  

Nino Dilbert got two more for Old Boys, in the 55 and 76 minutes, sandwiching Peter Kendall’s first goal of the season.  

Shellaz’s frustration boiled over with Peter Rose earning his second yellow card and a sending off. 

Also occupying bottom of the table with zero points before the weekend were Luca Zaino who faced Boca Juniors at the TE McField Annex.  

Boca got a penalty during the first-half but Shane Connolly in the CML goal saved Garth Anderson’s spot kick.  

On 51 minutes Luca were awarded a penalty too and player-manager Federico Destro scored. Boca threw everything forward but Luca stood firm for the 1-0 win.  

Elsewhere, Harry’s gave Maples Revolution a lesson in finishing during their game at West Bay’s Ed Bush, with striker Floyd “Irons’ McKenzie scoring a swift hat-trick.  

His first two goals arrived in the space of two minutes on the half hour mark and after the restart the third came with Maples having no answer to the striker’s pace.  

Harry’s captain Chris Fenn collected his third goal of the campaign as the game finished 4-0 to keep Harry’s close to the league leaders. 

Meanwhile, top of the table Fidel Wanderers and joint second place CML Claymores clashed at the TE McField Annex.  

Wanderers scored first through Nick Wellington with a close range volley.  

CML’s keeper Ryan Ebanks pulled off an acrobatic save to push a shot onto the cross bar to keep the score unchanged. Eventually, the second goal arrived for Wanderers by Kiegel “Stammer” Atkinson who kept up his impressive scoring form by taking the ball around Ebanks to finish the game 2-0 and make it all five wins. 

There is no Sunday League action this weekend as the teams enjoy a deserved break to enjoy the Pirate’s Week festivities.  

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Shane Connolly saved a penalty for Luca.

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Luca Pollini of Luca Zaino pulls away from Boca’s Chad Bodden. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD
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