OtisAir Wanderers recorded the largest win in Match Day 8 of the DHL Sunday League at the weekend.
Up against Bounty Hunters in their match at the Annex, the league leaders gave their goal difference a boost by recording a 9-0 victory against the league’s bottom side.
OtisAir Wanderers’ striker Ruel “Teacher” Haughton was first on the score sheet with a quick fired double on 10 and 20 minutes before his strike partner Alwin Brooks made it 3-0 on 24 minutes with a cool finish.
Raphael Harvey soon made it 4-0 before Alexander “Junior” Dunn hit a dipping shot from outside the box that totally deceived the Bounty Hunters keeper to make it 5-0 at the break.
Into the second half and Brooks got the game’s goal of the match with a great finish from the edge of the box before Ricky Parsons headed home from close range on the hour mark following a corner kick.
Derron Campbell then made it 8-0 from close range before Harvey rounded off the scoring with his second from distance that found the bottom corner to make it 9-0. Credit is due to the Bounty Hunters players who, despite being behind, never gave up the fight during the match, with their goalkeeper in particular producing some impressive saves to keep the score in single figures.
The second match at the Annex was between two evenly matched sides, Maples Revolution and Luca FC. Chances were created regularly at either end but the turning point in the match came toward the end of the first half.
Luca’s Jon Borges Da Silva produced a piece of magic to twist inside his marker before letting fly with a shot that crashed against the Maples cross bar and out to safety.
Then, just seconds later, Luca were responsible for their own downfall when they conceded the only goal of the game – their defenders tried to play the ball out from the back but the Maples strikers were quick to press and were able to snatch possession with the resulting back-post cross finding striker David “Baggie” Taylor unmarked and he didn’t hesitate to net from close range for a halftime lead.
After the interval, both sides had additional chances to score, but at the full-time whistle it was only Taylor’s strike that separated the sides, which keeps Maples in second place in the league with three precious points.
Whiskey Mist vs. Fidel’s Old Boys
Whiskey Mist edged their match with Fidel’s Old Boys in another closely fought contest to pick up their second win of the season.
There was little between the sides in the Ed Bush match, with the game’s only goal coming on the half-hour mark from Graham Blyth.
It was a case of third time lucky for the Mist midfielder, who netted with his third attempt on goal with the first a miscued shot, the second a mistimed overhead kick that did more damage to a defender’s head than the back of the net, and the third a glorious volley with his right foot from the edge of the box after a partially cleared corner.
Although Old Boys enjoyed an equal share of possession, they were restricted by a miserly Mist defense to long-range shots which did not cause many problems for Mist’s stand-in goal keeper Chris Turrell.
Boca Juniors vs. Harry’s
The remaining match of the weekend at Ed Bush saw Boca Juniors defeat Harry’s 3-1 to move above Old Boys into third in the table.
Once again it was Boca’s danger man James “Paddy” Ebanks who did the damage with a brace of goals in the fourth and sixtieth minutes.
In between, Brandon Ebanks netted for Boca five minutes after the interval to put Boca 2-0 up.
Kris Pearson reduced the deficit for Harry’s five minutes later, but Ebanks’s second restored Boca’s two goal advantage to make the points safe for the blues.