Luca blown away by breezy Boca

The Heineken Sunday Football League was shortened for the second weekend running with only two Ed Bush games going ahead.  

League leaders Fidel Wanderers were in action against third place CML Claymores and they continued their good league form with a narrow 1-0 victory.  

The games scheduled to be played at the TE McField Annex between Maples Revolution and Harry’s and Fidel’s Old Boys and Shellaz FC were postponed until later in the season. 

With the wind blowing strongly down the West Bay pitch, the conditions were difficult. The lone goal came in the fifth minute when Wanderers striker and league top scorer Kiegel Atkinson pounced on a defense-splitting pass to fire past the diving goalkeeper for his 15th of a productive season.  

The Claymores, with the wind at their backs, almost hit back immediately when Stefan Kormos rattled the Wanderers cross bar with a long-range drive.  

Despite the lack of further goals, chances were created at either end with the Wanderers shading it on clearer cut opportunities with Ebanks in the CML goal the busier of the two keepers.  

Wanderers were happy in the blustery conditions just to record their 10th win of the season as they attempt to retain the league championship. 

Boca Juniors and Luca Zaino also had to contend with the strong wind. Kicking into the wind in the first half, Boca’s Henry Mitchell shot home in the 14th minute. Just before half-time, midfielder Rafael Hernandez expertly dispatched a penalty by sending the goalkeeper in the wrong direction to put his side two up.  

Five minutes after the interval the game was effectively sealed for Boca when they were awarded their second penalty and Andrew Browning scored.  

Luca tried to press but struggled to break down a stubborn Boca defense and conceded again in stoppage time when Browning got his second to seal a 4-0 victory. 

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