Wanderers too slick for battling Harry’s

The match-of-the-day in the Heineken Sunday League at the weekend was the top of the table clash between first place Fidel Wanderers and second place Harry’s.

Harry’s, who were right behind the Wanderers, had the chance of drawing level on points if they could inflict a first defeat of the season on the reigning champions but in a tight match it was the Wanderers who eventually emerged with a 4-1 win.

The opening goal arrived for the Wanderers from a Ricky Parsons’ deflected shot which ballooned over the head of the stranded keeper.

Harry’s reply was swift – good work by Floyd “Irons” McKenzie teed up Dan Stuber to shoot home from close range to make it 1-1 at half-time.

After the break Wanderers conjured the best move of the game to unlock the resolute Harry’s defence to retake the lead through Nick Wellington who then got his brace with his sixth goal of the campaign and in the last minute of normal time came a contender for the goal of the season when midfield maestro Carlos Welcome hit a brilliant free-kick to seal the win.

Fidel’s Old Boys kept up their recent good form with their second win on the bounce when they defeated Luca Zaino 4-2 at Ed Bush.

Old Boys who got off to the better start by taking the lead when Patrick Gorman bulged the onion bag.

Winger Nino Dilbert is quickly turning into the Old Boys main goal threat and he was at it again when he hit the first of an accomplished hat-trick after 34 minutes.

Luca responded right on the stoke of half-time when Luis Mango reduced the deficit following a scramble to make it 2-1 at the break.

After the restart Dilbert bagged two further goals in a two minute spell to put his side in control at 4-1.

Luca pulled a goal back almost immediately but Old Boys were untroubled.

At the TE McField Annex, Shellaz caused an upset by picking up all the points in their match with Boca Juniors.

Coming off the back of a comprehensive defeat from the Old Boys last time, Shellaz were desperate for a good performance and they got a 1-0 victory thanks to player-coach Matthew Owens’s 67th minute strike.

The last game was between mid-table sides Maples Revolution and CML Claymores at the TE McField Annex.

Maples broke the deadlock on 18 minutes after they were awarded a penalty and top scorer James Plowright made no mistake.

After the interval CML missed a penalty before Maples got another through centre half Ian Jamieson on 60 minutes and Matthew Fong hit another for a 3-0 Revolution win.

This weekend’s fixtures see CML play Old Boys and Harry’s versus Boca at the TE McField Annex, while Maples play Luca and the Wanderers face Shellaz at Ed Bush.

Harry’s reply was swift – good work by Floyd “Irons” McKenzie teed up Dan Stuber to shoot home from close range to make it 1-1 at half-time.

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