Wanderers stumble for first time

With the Heineken Sunday League championship already decided there was a distinct end of season feel to the three rearranged matches last weekend. 

The most significant result was champions-elect Fidel Wanderers losing for the first time in the league this season against a resurgent Boca Juniors at the TE McField Annex.  

Boca’s danger man Rodrick Pearson broke the deadlock from long range after 14 minutes and then Wanderers hit back six minutes later when Joe Wright scrambled the ball home from close range.  

After the interval Boca retook the lead when a defensive lapse from Wanderers gifted them a goal. Syd Parsons sprinted onto a woefully short back pass and he finished easily to make it 2-1.  

Wanderers equalized for a second time with Wright providing the assist with a cross from the right that Carlos Welcome headed home.  

The Wanderers defense switched off at a corner kick leaving Boca’s Vince Kelly unmarked at the back post and his volley found a way past the covering defender on the post to make it 3-2.  

The Wanderers still weren’t finished and had a golden opportunity to grab a point when in the last minute Cohen Daley was tripped inside the box.  

Leading scorer Kiegel “Stamma” Atkinson is normally deadly when in front of goal but on this occasion his shot was saved by the Boca keeper which earned his side all three points. 

A weakened Shellaz side faced Fidel’s Old Boys at Ed Bush in West Bay and they paid the penalty.  

The Old Boys took the lead in the sixth minute through midfielder Paul Chivers who hit a second three minutes later. 
Andrew Gibson sealed a 3-0 win for Old Boys which propelled them off the bottom of the table and placed Shellaz in last place.  

At the Annex, Maples Revolution enjoyed their first win over Harry’s at the fifth time attempt this season.  

A depleted Harry’s side saw striker Will Foster opened the scoring on the tenth minute before Ben Foster put Maples two up.  

Maples other striker, Matt Fong, then hit a double inside two minutes to put the game firmly out of reach of Harry’s.  

Joint second with Harry’s before the game, the win gives the Revolution outright second place. 

This weekend it’s the final league games of the season with CML Claymores hosting Old Boys and Harry’s facing Boca at the TE McField Annex while the Revolution play Luca and the Wanderers face Shellaz at Ed Bush. 

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Boca’s striker Andrew Browning closes down Rowan Hunt of the Wanderers. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD
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