In div 2, leaders Vikings suffered the third defeat of the season and the leading margin has been trimmed down to 1 point only, and the title is open for challenge again! Nick Dashti scored the only goal in the game to help Soho clinch this vital victory. No worry, Vikings have the immediate chance for revenge when these two teams meet again in the cup game next week.
Young Guns continued their good run when they beat Old Speckled Men 5-2. Simon Fan delivered an hat-trick while Nicky Lo and Own Liu both added a goal each.
Revolution and Samurai Blue ended up all square at 2-2 in a dramatic game. Revo went up 2-0 in first half through Dave Jessop and Geoffrey Cardiner. Samurai got a goal early in second half and some last minute madness saw Rovo concede a free kick on the edge of the box, resulting in a red card and the equalizer by Samurai. Scorers of Samurai were Ravi Sukhwani and Sam Wooly.
Shui Wei thrashed BOCs 7-0. Luke Facer, Phil Carroll and Chester Xu all scored a brace while William Ferdinand also hit the net once. Another goalfest was seen in the thriller between Legal Head and Shotgun. TSG rushed to an easy 3-0 lead and when it looked to be an easy victory, Legal Head boys woke up and pulled two back for an exciting finish. However, a 4-3 victory to TSG was final, and it was unlucky for Legal as they were denied an equalizer by the bar. Goals of Legal Head were scored by Limbu Versaj, Darragh Keenan and Charles Redi, while Ashley Poon got a brace and Sean Ko and Tim Lee both put their name on the scoresheet for Shotgun.
MBFC finally got their first victory of the season (and since they joined the league). They were 2-1 up at half time and they scored another 2 in the first 15 min of second half and they never looked back. “We defended well today and hardly gave out good chances. On the other hand we converted most our shots (Pang Chao a double and each from Fang Wen and Ding Yifei) and didn’t miss the gift,” said their manager Vincent Pang. Takeda Kazuhisa scored the consolation goal for Shooters.
On Monday, same scores were recorded in the two matches in Kingspark but the two KCC teams got different fate. Royals came back from behind to thrash TWF 5-1. Pollan Wong tapped in the empty net after a fumble by KCC keeper but Royals managed to level the score before half time. In second half, TWF went down to 1-2 after an counter attack and when they tried to push up for an equalizer, their defenece was further exposed to the fast funning Royals attackers and 3 more goals were conceded. Paul McGunnigle and Luca Merlone both hit the net twice while Sam Down also added one up to the tally.
KCC Cavaliers were beaten by Bants by the same score. Man of the match was undoubtedly Sam Ameen who grabbed all 5 goals, who helped to lift his team to the second place with 1 point behind leaders Vikings.