In Division 2, Revolution and Stray Dogs have set the pace being the only teams with maximum points after 2 games. Revolution started strong in their game against San Pellegrino, going 2 nil up through a Chris Field breakaway and a direct free kick from Mike Tyrrell. San Ps then had a decent spell either side of half time, before Revo ran away with it to win 5-0 with further goals from John Kim, Liam Saville and Matt Creighton. Stray Dogs did it the hard way having to come back from a being one nil down against Old Speckled Men at half time through a James Chambers goal. In the second half, the Dogs found their bite with Dan Yee chasing the ball around 3 OSM defenders before scoring. Then Dan took advantage of a crossbar rebound to complete the comeback to make it 2-1 at the final whistle.
Wanchai Wolves shared the spoils with The Shooters. Shintaro Koba opened the scoring for the Shooters before Pablo Chong made it 1-1 at half time. In second half, both teams scored a further two goals each to make it 3-3. Yohei Nakao scored from the penalty spot and Haruto Matsumoto getting the third for the Shooters, Jeff Lo and Hon Ng the scorers for the Wolves. There was a hattrick in the 4-2 win for Sam Blue over Mes from Kwan, with Mir Adil added the fourth. Mes scorers were Chris Laiglesia and Kevin Hennessy. In the Monday night game, KCC Royals got their season off the ground with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Legal Head with Julian Ng, Luca Merlone and Shu Kitamura on the scoresheet with Areeb Nadeem getting the consolation for the Head.
Scottish Stags made it back to back victories in Div 1 with a convincing 4-1 win against Wanchai Spartans in the searing Happy Valley heat at lunchtime on Saturday. Sparts star striker Oli Baijings put them one up from a corner, but Stags were soon level through Ben Crompton. However, two penalties were awarded against Wanchai- duly dispatched by Miles Winter and Will Bright added a fourth to finish Sparts off. Hot on their heels at the top are KCC Cavaliers, who also made it 6 points from 6 thanks to an equally sound 4-2 win against Soho Spartans. KCC went one up via a cross that George Yang slotted home but a 30-yard rocket from Luis Hau brought the scores level. KCC’s second was a carbon copy of the first as Nikhil Narwani was on hand this time. That 2-1 lead became 4-1 in the second half thanks to a Josh Powell brace and Soho were a tad unlucky having two goals ruled out for offside. They did get a late penalty which Luis Hau scored but the damage had been done.
Krauts got their first three points of the season with what eventually turned into a rout against Tropics, but it was 0-0 for the best part of 60 mins. Steve Cairns dipping shot hit the bar, then Kyle Wagner raced through one on one but Moritz Krause in the German goal kept him at bay. With only 2 subs, Tropics tried holding on but the 8 subs from Krauts eventually told in the heat. Etienne Boing got the first, and then three quickfire goals after the second water break from Jannik Heine, Florian Puchinger and Angel Suarez- with a rebound after missing his penalty- gave Ze Germans a well-deserved win. DBFC were in dominant mood against J-Leaguers smashing the Japanese boys 8-0. Racing into a three-goal lead inside 15 minutes, DB never looked back. A fourth from the spot made sure it was game over by half time, but DB kept up the onslaught in the second half and closed the game out in style with 4 more goals without reply. Krisna Korani, Darius Agbeko, Ben Ortega, Lenoardo Predieri, Tita Chou, an OG and a double from veteran Paul Crompton were the Disco Bay goal getters.
Scottish Eagles out fought Goodfellas 3-1 in a game that Goodfellas felt the referee and linesman had more than their fair share of dodgy decisions. Losing a player to a red card shown for dissent, it was always to be an uphill battle for Fellas, and they did manage a goal from Vu Pham. However, Sam Wolstenholme, George Fenwick and Deniz Tekerek- with the last kick of the game, made sure the Eagles eventually came out on top. Lastly for round 2, Irish Harps took advantage of some sloppy Corinthians defending to hammer home 8 goals with Cors only managing a couple in an 8-2 demolition job, though the game itself seemed closer than the score-line would suggest. Cian McNamara turned the clock back with a classy performance, netting four while Ian Kiloughery also helped himself to a hat trick. Luke Moynagh bagged the other while Cors were grateful to Shawn Simon and Max Brackenbury for at least getting a couple of consolation goals. DBFC v KCC looks the pick of the round three games at the top while Soho Sparts and Corinthians face off with both sides looking for their first wins of the season. Elsewhere, Stags look to go 3 from 3 against Krauts, Wanchai play old foes J-League while Tropics face Goodfellas.