Week five for some, week four for most, saw 1 TM and Casuals sitting out last weekend. A very healthy 28 goals scored across five fixtures, MJ pointing out we haven’t had a clean sheet since the September 1st fixtures.
Friday night lights saw Vikings take on Aioli at Turf City and it sounds like it was a bit of a tug of war. Seven different scorers and plenty of action saw Vikings carry on their momentum and beat a very solid Aioli 4-3, with a late extra time winner. Vikings will be feeling very confident after this one.
Two 3pm Kick off’s down at Turf City, saw TGA Rangers take on FC Nippon, with OGS up against the Lions. An eight-goal thriller took place on pitch one and some really well taken goals by both, 3-3 at half-time! Some great individual performances from both outfits. TGA were able to hold on for the win, the game ending 5-3. Mike Sharples grabbing a hattrick in the process. Mention to the “The Ginger Assassin” Nathan Bryer, whom was back to his best after hamstring problems, nicking a well taken header too.
Lions vs OGS on paper was always a mouth-watering prospect. OGS grabbing their first win of the season the previous week, and no doubt looking to build upon that. No easy feat against the physicality of the Lions. An eventful game, full of drama, saw the French outfit take the spoils and the all the important three points. New signing Kike Sanchez with three goals, taking MOM with it. After two early defeats, OGS look like they could be back on track.
Hibs and Hotspurs lined up for their 5pm clash, with both looking for their first win of the season. Plenty of chances for either side to take maximum points. Cosmo stalwart, Dan Martin back to business as usual slotting home a penalty. Stalemate in the end, with the game finishing one a piece.
SCC took on GSAS at Dempsey, both teams unbeaten thus far, and this would be a good litmus test to gauge where the newly merged outfit were at. A depleted SCC team, with some familiar faces up against a highly confident GSAS made for an interesting matchup. Mo Yasin taking most of the headlines in the SCC camp! GSAS leading at half-time must have felt the victory was within reach, credit to SCCs squad depth that they were able to dig deep and get the win, 4-2 in the end.
Five fixtures this weekend, good luck to everyone involved!