No Friday night games last weekend, but plenty of action nevertheless.
Pitch 2 at Turf City played host to Nippon and GSAS. A must win for both, Nippon with a solitary win thus far and GSAS haven’t won since early October - when they played Hibs. Plenty of activity in this one, described as a game of four quarters. A bit of a seesaw affair, with both teams having to wait one more week to get that chance at claiming three points. The game ended 2-2.
Over on pitch 1 for the 3pm kick off, Aioli PM took on Latini 1 TM. With Latini sitting third, a win would enable them to keep pace with SCC and Rangers. Aioli having an up and down season thus far, looking to finish the first half of the season with a win, then start again fresh in January. Plenty of chances came and went. Latini rueing missed opportunities. With JJ pulling the strings for Aioli and more clinical finishing, three points went the way of the Monkeys. A much needed win, FT 2-1 Aioli and a nice way to end the first half of their season, against strong opposition.
There was an absolute goal fest between OGS and the Vikings on pitch one, for the 5pm KO. Eleven goals in this one, seven of those were scored by two players. Five goals in the first half, with OGS going into the break 3-2. Both teams have proven attacking prowess, I guess the question moving into the second half. Who would have the more solid defence? OGS came out with three goals to open things up and surely put the game to bed. Vikings reacted with two of their own from Ales. The final nail in the coffin for The Vikings came, and the game ended 7-4 to OGS. Three goals from Ales Melechovsky and Four goals from Kike. Moving him to the top of the scoring charts with 18, and leapfrogging Mike Sharples.
5pm at Dempsey, saw a battle between the top two this term. SCC sitting top, but with TGA having games in hand. Although there is a long way to go in the league, this one had that potential game changing season feel about it. Some key personnel missing from both sides. However, very strong outfits on show nonetheless. Chances were plentiful, TGA winning the early exchanges it seemed, and going into a two-goal lead, courtesy of Sharples and Agius. SCC never let up, and came back into it with strong periods of possession, clawing one back via Hulen. A penalty was saved by the TGA keeper. Sharples ended things with a late screamer, top bin! (you may have seen it on facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn)
Four fixtures on show this weekend. As always, good luck to everyone involved. Play hard, play fair and respect the officials.