Last weekend saw a packed set of fixtures, with all teams involved. Opportunities for many to continue early momentum, as for others, it would be very much about getting those all-important 3 points to kick start their season. This weekend saw 32 goals across six fixtures. Ultimately, it is still early days, and as last weeks headline suggested, it’s all very much to play for.
The first game of the weekend, under the Friday night lights saw top of the league Casuals take on TGA. Casuals looking to extend their lead, and knock a potential rival down the league table. An eventful and very tough much saw TGA run out winners, Mike Sharples picking up a brace for Rangers. Joe Cadden picking up a couple of goals for Casuals, and extending his goal tally to 7, and with it, sitting top of the goal scoring charts.
OGS were against FC Nippon, whom picked up their first point of the season with a draw last week against Hotspurs. OGS were looking to pick up their first points of the season, with two disappointing results already. It was the French outfit whom took the spoils with a 3-1 victory, giving them some much needed confidence moving into this weekend.
Vikings and Hotspurs battled it out at Turf City, with Hotspurs looking for their first win of the season. An eventful game with plenty of goals for the spectators in attendance. 6 goals in total, the score line favouring the Vikings, running out 4-2 victors, and taking the all-important 3 points. Two goals apiece for Ales Melechovsky & Michael Dragsbaek.
A big game on pitch 2 at Turf City saw 1TM Latini take on the Lions. Both teams, no doubt full of confidence after strong displays last week. A tug of war seeing the points shared, the game ending in a two all draw.
Another high scoring game, saw Aioli take on GSAS. Seems to be a bit of a pattern early on this year, goals galore, read into that what you like. GSAS setting the pace early with a couple, however, Aioli never gave up and almost took the win. Alas, the game ending 3-3, and a share of the spoils.
Finally, over to Dempsey for the 5pm KO. The defending champions took on a spirited Hibs team, looking for their first points of the campaign. Having gone 2 nil down, Hibs fought hard to get back in the game and take a point, but Shotton had other ideas, swinging things back in SCCs favour and with it, 3 vital points.
Good luck to all those involved this weekend.