Wanchai Spartans put in yet another fine performance as they easily brushed aside Goodfellas by a huge score of 10-1, doing their goal difference no harm at all. It has been a familiar theme in recent weeks with the usual suspects on the scoresheet again- this time the goals were shared among Yann Guermeur (3), Oli Baijings (2), Dan Barrie (2), Chris Balka, Ali Thompson and Chris Mendez. Sam Millar got the Fellas consolation in what their Gaffa said was a nightmare performance while Sparts manager Stef Kelly thought they could have even scored more.
Unfortunately for Spartans, HK Scottish show no signs of slowing down either. Despite being outnumbered in the number of actual Scotsmen playing, Stags overcame a difficult fixture with Soho Spartans comfortably in the end, winning 4-1. Soho’s boss commented that all the Stags goals came from set pieces, using their considerable height advantage to score from a corner, then three long throw ins on the narrow field in Wong Chuk Hang. Tyler Rattray got the last goal of the game, but it was little more than a consolation for Soho. The Stags scorers weren’t mentioned.
Both Sparts and Stags would have been happy when the result of the DBFC v Tropics game filtered through, as it was to be a second successive 0-0 draw for Discovery Bay. They definitely had the majority of chances and had the lions share of possession, forcing Tropics keeper Barney Shaw into a smart reflex save from a free kick erly on. The young DB lads would create a few more decent chances but failed to test the keeper much thereafter. Few though would begrudge Club Tropicana a share of the spoils as their dogged defensive display deserved credit. In the second half especially, Tropics looked to hit DB on the counter and could have nicked it had one of two great late chances hit the target.
KCC Cavs slipped to 7th in the standings while Corinthians moved up to 8th thanks to the latter side earning a 1-0 success at Kings Park on Monday evening. Max Brackenbury rounded the keeper to slot the ball into an empty net with just five minutes left on the clock and with it, take home all three points. It was an even game in which Cors had the better of the early chances with Cavs growing into the game and getting on top possession wise without troubling the Cors keeper on too many occasions. Cors admitted it was a smash and grab job in the end, but it’s three points, nonetheless.
The last game of the day was also a closely fought affair that finished a goal apiece between HK Krauts and Scottish Eagles. With both the goals coming in the first half, both managers agreed that a draw was a fair result. Raphael Bissig opened the scoring for Krauts from 30 yards with an absolute beauty after 25 minutes, but Johnny Shannon earned what could be a vital point for Eagles before half time. Krauts pushed for the winner and despite a second yellow card for an Eagles player late on, they were unable to find the net for a second time.
Irish and J-Leaguers was postponed while Harps fixture this Friday has already been conceded by KCC Cavs giving the Irish a 3-0 win by forfeit.
This weekend sees Scottish play DBFC while Spartans play Tropics as we revert back to the first round of fixtures again in games which may dictate whether or not the title will be a two, three or four horse race in 2022.