James Smith of Harry’s FC made his mark during Match Day 15 of the DHL Sunday League over the weekend by scoring four goals in his side’s 7-2 victory over Boca Juniors at the Annex.
Smith put his side in front on seven minutes before Cordell Andrade leveled for Boca three minutes later. Smith then restored his side’s lead with his second on 20 minutes, only for Boca to tie for a second time when Cordell Andrade shot home six minutes before halftime to make it 2-2 and ensure they remained in the game at the break.
However, in the second half, Boca conceded five goals without reply as Harry’s ran away with the game.
First Kris Pearson claimed a brace of goals before Smith claimed his hat trick, and then strike partner Floyd “Irons” McKenzie got his name on the score sheet from the penalty spot, which left Smith to round off the game in the last minute for a final score of 7-2.
The earlier game at the Annex was between Fidel’s Old Boys and Whiskey Mist. With two first half goals, it was Old Boys who collected all three points to jump over their opponents in the table. Michael Sanford scored his first goal for his new team after just eight minutes, which sent the blues on their way to victory.
Ten minutes later, Old Boys took control of the game when striker Olar Razvan scored his seventh goal of the season when he fired powerfully home to make it 2-0. After the interval, Whiskey Mist had chances to get back in the match, but with Dan Haydon marshaling the Old Boys defense, all the scoring opportunities were repelled as the blues held on to win 2-0.
There was a lightning start to the first match at Ed Bush when Maples Revolution and Luca FC both scored inside the first seven minutes. Eliot Power put Maples in front with his first goal for his team on six minutes, but the lead lasted barely seconds as Luca striker Chris Hedley leveled almost immediately to make it 1-1, which was the way it stayed until halftime.
In the second half, Hedley claimed two more goals (on 54 and 61 minutes) to claim a hat trick and put his side up 3-1. Maples pushed hard for a way back into the game and were rewarded on 69 minutes when Gavin Baxendale made it 3-2 to set up a grandstand finish, but Luca made all three points safe when midfielder Jon Borges Da Silva scored from close range in the last minute for a 4-2 victory.
The second game at Ed Bush saw OtisAir Wanderers overcome Bounty Hunters by 10-0, with the Wanderers finding the back of the net five times in each half. The goal that set them on their way was a hanging, right-wing cross from Ricky Parsons that deceived the goalkeeper to sneak in at the far post. Cohen Daley then hit a brace of goals inside five minutes to make it 3-0, which was followed by Shennon Hanna pouncing on a loose ball following a corner kick, making it 4-0.
Morris Robb then finished off some good work down the left wing when he produced a strong left-footed finish to make it 5-0 at the break. After the interval, striker Ruel “Teacher” Haughton got the first of his two goals from close range on 56 minutes before Robb sprinted free of the Hunters’ defense to fire home at the near post on 62 minutes.
It was soon 8-0 when Emmanuel Brown made no mistake from the penalty spot after Robb was upended, and there was just time left for Patrick Kathiai and Haughton to round off the scoring late in the game for a decisive for the Wanderers.
This weekend, in the first leg of the semifinals, Boca Juniors will host Whiskey Mist at the Annex, and Maples Revolution goes up against Harry’s FC at Ed Bush.