As the lightning crashed down around the Po Tsui Park it was Club Tropicana who caught fire and continued their impressive start smashing 8 past Corinthians. Leading 3-0 at half time it soon became 7 before Corinthians grabbed a couple back before two goals were shared at the end. Tropics goals came from a Remi Sepalmas hat-trick, a brace from Kyle Wagner with James Manning, Jon Pacheco and Ashley Barrett all getting on the score sheet. Notiable mention to Marcus McMillian from Corinthians who notched his own hat-trick.
Forward and HK Scottish both maintained their winning start to the season seeing off Spartans and Mes respectively by the same 4-1 scoreline. Coming off their opening weekend win, Spartans took the lead from a well executed volley by Chris Balka but went into the break level after conceeding a pen just before half time which was converted by Kaffi Harun. Forward were relentless in the second half, controlled the majority of the half scoring 3 unanswered goals through Habib Spiller, Cyril Latrous and Damien Martinez.
J-Leaguers knocked 5 past San P’s but the scoreline didn’t reflect the closeness of the game. Scorers for J-Leaguers Shunsuke Nakamura (2), James Nortey, Kenichi Sekino and Yuta Yagitani.
It was a similar scoreline and synopsis in the USRC v DB game on Friday night which DB won 5-0. Starting the game better, USRC hit the cross bar in the opening 5 minutes and applied relentless pressure for the majority of the first half but came up against an in form DB defence and with their clinical attack they broke several times to score – no complaints from USRC manager Matt Ferriday so commented DB deserved to win comfortably. Goals coming from Dzadu Agbeko, Jamie Bone, Daniel Lye (2) and Che Van Raad
Goodfellas came out 2-1 winners against Krauts thanks to goals from Medhi Ferradj and Daniel Derani with Bastian Braun scoring again for Krauts. The germans manager Sachcha commented on his side taking the lead from a “fantastic goal” goal which must have left him speachless as there are no further details provided that this reporter can feed off so I’ll leave it to you all to make up your own minds what it was like!!
In division 2, Revolution were one of the teams getting as many points out of 2 games to stay joint top at the table. Chris Marshall’s brace of goals proved to be vital in their 2-1 victory over Soho Spartans who again had their top scorer Youngsen Li contributing a goal.
Bants were another team having the perfect record after they beat new team MBFC 2-0. A Jake Wright’s 25-yard whizzing free kick was tipped onto the bar but the rebound was met by Chee Wong who nodded in to open proceedings. Tom “Cowboy” Forrest Wriggled into the box and with his back to goal and surrounded by several defenders he managed to swivel 180 degrees to small the ball into the top of the net for the second.
Shui Wei FC, after losing the opening game, thrashed Old Speckled men 4-0 thanks to a brace of goals from Luke Facer and a goal each from Jimmy Apollo and Nicholas Mills.
Legal Head managed to hold off the late comeback efforts by Shooters to withhold the 4-3 victory. Tom Walton scored a double while Darragh Keenan and Thapa Prakesh both contributed a goal to give them a comfortable 4-1 lead. However, as seems they are not used to leading by such large margin, Shooters managed to close the gap to 3-4 but they could not move further and it was the final score. Haruto Matsumoto, Yuji Uehara and Hirokazu Abe all put their names on the scoresheet for the Shooters.
TWF rebounded from their loss in the opener to stop the resurgence of Blue Samurai. Wai Lee, the powerhouse for TWF’ offence, smashed a bullet shot to the top of the net after being set up by Dave Maheegan which turned out to be the only difference between the two teams, both found it hard to play soccer properly in the small pitch and under the pouring rain.
KCC Cavaliers were the final team getting 6 points from 2 games. Gaurav Pansotra, Rayan Jarvis and Harry Tse all scored in their 3-1 win over BOCs, who never gave up and should find themselves unlucky after hitting the post. Pak Wan was their scorer of their only goal.
Last but not least, KCC Royals and Vikings altogether delivered an entertaining 3-3 draw. All goals were scored by 6 different players, who were Scott Allen, Tim Moreno, Paul McGunnigle scoring for KCC and Kim Rasmussen, Stefan Bruun and Kristian Nielsen for Vikings.