Aioli and Hibs both put in powerful performances against Vikings and OG to each take the three points; all this meant that SFC were afforded the opportunity to extend their lead at the top - which they duly did by defeating 1TM. Rangers continued their strong form to gain the points over Hotspurs and they appear to be quietly and confidently gaining momentum in pursuit of defending their crown.
Shotton helped himself to a hat trick as SFC overcame a spirited ITM performance, the two winning goals coming in the final minutes of that encounter. By all accounts this was a cracking game and the 5-3 scoreline suggests an attacking affair. OG missed the chance to go level at the summit of the league when they were beaten 3-1 by a strong Hibs team - having watched the men in green the previous week it is highly apparant that they have the bit between their teeth this year and provide a stern test for all teams in the league this season. Aioli defeated Vikings in the 5pm Sat night kick off and thoroughly deserved their victory despite a spirited last 20 min of play from their hosts. JJ proved the difference in this game and his brace, the second a 35 yard wonder strike, was enough to take the victory as the Vikings could only find the net once with a late Mele penalty. These two results mean that the top half of the league becomes congested with Vikings, Hibs and Aioli all sitting on 12 points. Unfortunately for Hotspurs they could not make it back to back victories as they went down to Rangers 5-1. Sharples helped himself to a couple but I heard that the scoreline was not fully reflective of the game, Hotspurs played some good football in parts and were competative for large periods of the game.
Next week sees the rejuvenated Hibs take on the unbeaten SFC in what could be the game of the day, while Vikings look to get back on track against the rested GSAS and Gaelic look to get their season going with a tough clash against Hotspurs!
Until next week!