Two hat-tricks graced the Heineken Sunday League at the weekend with Kodel Thompson and Peter Rose emerging as heroes for Atletico Luca and OtisAir Wanderers respectively.
In the first game at the TE McField Annex, Thompson launched his side to victory with a quick fire double inside the opening nine minutes against Shellaz.
Shellaz were rocked but to their credit that they set about restoring parity with goals from Miguel Hutchinson on 33 minutes and Geoffrey Brown right on the half-time whistle.
Thompson claimed his hat-trick with a fine goal six minutes after the break as the game swung back towards Luca.
Shellaz pressed for the equalizer but the Luca defense held on for a significant 3-2 win.
OtisAir Wanderers hosted Maples Revolution in the second match at the Annex, emerging with a 7-2 victory.
Wanderers’ striker Andre Berghaus opened the scoring when he lofted the ball over the keeper on 10 minutes and then, four minutes later, claimed his brace with a well-struck shot.
In between these strikes, Wanderers’ Emmanuel Brown got his first of the season.
Then Maples striker James Plowright scored the goal of the game when he let fly from 35 yards to make it 3-1.
After the break, Wanderers striker Rose executed his hat-trick to take his tally to six so far.
Rose hit the fourth before Jack Leeland of Maples cashed in on some sloppy defending to make it 4-2 before Rose made the game safe for his side.
Left back Okive Sutherland claimed the other Wanderers’ goal after carrying the ball from his own half and catching the goalkeeper out with a fierce strike.
At West Bay’s Ed Bush, the wind was gusting strongly down the field, which made for difficult conditions in the two games there.
In the first game, Fidel’s Old Boys and Boca Juniors drew 0-0. With both defenses firmly on top, there were few chances created by either side.
Then CML Claymores continued their good start to the season with a 2-1 win against Harry’s.
Floyd “Irons” McKenzie scored again for Harry’s after the break. Claymores equalized when Baron Solomon slotted home after a flowing move.
Solomon latched onto a goal kick to fire in the winning goal and give the Claymores an important 2-1 victory.
There are no Heineken Sunday League fixtures this weekend due to Remembrance Day.