Wanderers outlast battling Luca

The DHL Sunday Football League had lots of drama in the second weekend of fixtures. 

In the early match at Ed Bush Stadium, there were plenty of talking points, with three penalties and two red cards dished out as OtisAir Wanderers overcame Luca. 

It was Luca who grabbed the opening goal from the penalty spot on 10 minutes after Kiril Deliivanov was tumbled in the box and teammate Jon Borges da Silva made no mistake. 

Wanderers pressed forward in search of the equalizer and it arrived 10 minutes before the break, following a firm drive from Okive Sutherland to make it 1-1 at halftime. 

Ten minutes after the restart, Luca were awarded their second penalty and once again Da Silva expertly converted. 

Wanderers were then reduced to 10 men when a player was shown a red card for dissent, and despite the disadvantage, they equalized for the second time when awarded a penalty of their own. Jermaine Sutherland stepped forward to bring the match to 2-2. 

Both sides were then left playing with 10 men when Luca had a player shown a straight red card for dissent. This spurred the Wanderers on, and Okive Sutherland scored two more for his hat trick to finish the game at 4-2.  

The second game at Ed Bush was a comfortable 5-0 victory for Boca Juniors against Whiskey Mist. A depleted Mist side took to the field and, despite missing several key players, they held Boca at bay in the first half. 

After the interval, the lack of substitutes cost Mist dearly. The breakthrough arrived four minutes after the restart when Brandon Ebanks fired in. Three minutes later, Alfredo Queiroz put Boca two up. James Ebanks put the game out of Mist’s reach with a goal on 60 minutes and Brandon Browning claimed a brace in the final few minutes for a 5-0 win. 

Maples Revolution hosted Bounty Hunters at the TE McField Annex and took a first-half lead on 35 minutes through Richard Crozier. 

After the interval, a defensive mistake by Maples gifted Bounty Hunters’ striker Alex Almeida an equalizer. 

Maples took control of the game with Colm Flanagan claiming a hat trick and Fran Donoghue grabbing a brace to finish the game 6-1. 

The remaining weekend’s game saw Harry’s leave it late to come back from a goal down to inflict a 2-1 defeat on Fidel’s Old Boys. 

Old Boys took the lead on 20 minutes through Mani Valencia for a halftime advantage. Floyd “Irons” McKenzie then struck in the 67th minute and the comeback was complete five minutes later when Forde Pierson scored the winner. 

Three games are being played this weekend with Bounty Hunters entertaining Boca at the Annex, and at Ed Bush it’s Harry’s against the Wanderers and Luca versus Old Boys. 

Maples full-back Clive Gibbons

Maples full-back Clive Gibbons started a lot of his team’s attacks.2. Bounty Hunters’ scorer Alex Almeida is challenged by Fred Huang of Maples.3. Will Collins of Whiskey Mist’s produced an eye catching performance.

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