Pearson hits hat-trick

The Heineken Sunday League’s week 17 saw Boca Juniors in the first match at the TE McField Annex grab a dramatic late winner against Maples Revolution.  

Boca broke the deadlock midway through the first half when Brandon Browning was left unmarked to power home a header and punish some sloppy defending.  

At the start of the second half, Maples had their best spell of possession. Maples defender Mark Keys was left unmarked at a corner kick to head powerfully home, in similar fashion to the Boca goal.  

With just two minutes left, Boca’s David Arch pounced on a loose ball to fire home the winner. 

OtisAir Wanderers took on Fidel’s Old Boys in the second game at the Annex.  

Rodrick Pearson hit an excellent hat-trick for Wanderers, taking his season’s tally to 13.  

His first arrived on 17 minutes when full-back Okive Sutherland’s cross was swept in by Pearson.  

Four minutes later, Andre Berghaus managed to squeeze the ball home for Wanderers from the acutest of angles after the Old Boys keeper parried a shot.  

Three minutes before the break, Pearson made it 3-0 when he hit a shot from the edge of the area that gave the keeper no chance.  

After the break, Old Boys were sharper. Their efforts were rewarded on 67 minutes when the Wanderers keeper spilled a cross under pressure and Stefan Kormos put the ball into the empty net.  

Then Wanderers’ Peter Rose finished off from close range to put them 4-1 up.  

The Old Boys scored again three minutes from time when Richard Munden finished off a cross.  

Pearson rounded off the match with another long-range effort that squeezed under the Old Boys keeper for his hat-trick to seal a 5-2 win. Gav Kane had an excellent game in midfield for Wanderers. 

At the Ed Bush stadium in West Bay, Atletico Luca hosted Harry’s.  

Harry’s midfielder Jeff Thornton scored in the 26th minute and 10 minutes later striker Floyd “Irons” McKenzie scored his 16th goal of the season to put them 2-0 up.  

After the break, Luca reduced the deficit when defender Gary Chernowski grabbed his first of the season on 65 minutes.  

Luca were not helped when Luca Pollini’s frustration got the better of him and he was shown a red card for dissent towards the referee as Harry’s picked up a 2-1 victory. 

This weekend Boca play CM Claymores and Harry’s take on Old Boys at the Annex, while the Wanderers face Luca at Ed Bush. 

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