Maples too clever for Juniors

In Week 3 of the Heineken Sunday League, there was no repeat of the previous weekend’s low scoring matches with 11 goals flying in across the four games. 

The first match at the TE McField Annex had Maples Revolution and Boca Juniors hunting for their first wins of the season. Boca got their first goal of the season when David Arch fired home on 20 minutes.  

After the break Maples equalized from a penalty through Dennis Lee on 59 minutes. Near the end, Jack Leeland struck for Maples when he finished off a cross.  

Then, two minutes later, Maples were awarded a second penalty which Leeland scored for a 3-1 win. 

The second game at the Annex had Fidel’s Old Boys hosting OtisAir Wanderers.  

Wanderers striker Rodrick Pearson scored after 16 minutes, with a low shot from inside the box.  

Old Boys had their best spell of the game after the interval but were unable to finish.  

Wanderers striker Andre Berghaus scored twice inside a three-minute spell to kill the game off.  

His first was down to his own resilience and determination following a hopeful ball over the top of the Old Boys defenders. He out-muscled his marker and fired a low shot home to make it 2-0.  

Berghaus then knocked the ball into an empty net when a slick Wanderers move carved open the Old Boys defense.  

Harry’s kept up their good start to the season with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Atletico Luca at Ed Bush.  

Prolific Floyd “Irons” McKenzie scored again for Harry’s, on 32 minutes, his third of the season.  

After the interval, Luca probed for an equalizer but failed, and in the game’s last minute, striker Forde Pierson pounced to secure his side’s victory. 

Shellaz produced their best performance so far, against the CML Claymores at Ed Bush, but were still left without a point, losing 2-0.  

It was a much more cohesive display from Shellaz, which will give them encouragement for the rest of the season. 

Early on, Claymores couldn’t convert their possession into goals with their strikers missing several clear-cut opportunities.  

Claymores goalkeeper Ryan Ebanks kept Shellaz out with several fine saves, including a one-on-one when he held his composure to thwart the attacker.  

Claymores hit two second half goals in a two-minute period to seal the win.  

Des Harris broke through the off-side trap and sprinted in to finish calmly. Then Claymores midfielder James Cooper fired home. Better days undoubtedly lie ahead for Shellaz.  

This weekend at the Annex, Maples host Shellaz in the first game, while Harry’s play Old Boys in the second match and, at Ed Bush, the Wanderers take on Luca and Boca face the Claymores. 

Kenzil-Dixon

Boca’s Kenzil Dixon holds off Shane Delaney.