Eight goals, dodgy calls on both side, no-one to sign for the pitch and a share of the points was the overview from the late game on Saturday as DB and J-Leaguers played out a 4 - 4 draw. Both managers were happy with their teams performance and at the end of the day agreed that a share of the spoils was probably a fair result. At one point however this game nearly didn’t go-ahead as Henry wandered off after his game to enjoy a cold beer and forgot to sign for the pitch but some clever negotiation skills appeased the normal uncooperative pitch stewards and the game went ahead. In a game that went backwards and forwards, Tom Halder (2) and Jordon Brown (2) saw their goals cancelled out by Tomoo Takahashi (2), Toshiaki Suzuki and Shunsuke Nakamura.
Corinthians got their first win of the season against a struggling San P's but were made to battle with the 5-2 score line perhaps not being a true representation of the match. A defensive mistake allowed an empty goal for Reuben Cramer to tap into and it was soon doubled from a set piece with the ball dropping to the edge of the box for Jamie Foy to smash it in. Half time team talk from Manjeet was not to let this lead slip and to press on but this didn’t transpire to action as San P's came roaring back into the game scoring from two set pieces via Paul Holleren and Mark Ease. However it would be Corinthians day and in particular Cramer who netted another two to take home the match ball with Amanpreet Mintoo completing the scoring.
After a blistering start to the campaign Tropics have been brought back down to earth suffering their 3rd loss on the spin to USRC. In a very even contest for the entire 80 minutes it was USRC who got their noses in front after 60 minutes when Jamie Hooper capitalized on a poor clearance from veteran Tropics keeper Stef Fuchs. Pushing forward for the equalizer USRC made sure of the 3 points and their first win since opening day when Gwillym Cornes tapped in from 6 yards.
Forward were made to work hard for their 3 points taking a hard fought win against Goodfellas. It wasn't the attacking players this week however who grabbed the headlines with Forward management praising the "world class" saves from his keeper to allow them to keep their 100% record - Kafi Harun scoring the only goal of the game.
HK Stags showed their last outing was a minor blip taking all 3 points in a comfortable 4-0 win against Spartans with Edward Millington Buck, Myles Winter (2) and Jordan Touati finding the onion bag
Finally Mes continued their revival with a 2-1 win over Krauts - Laurence Finnerty & Alhaji Massie Kallon scoring for Mes with that man Bastian Braun.
It is definitely another tight season for Division 2 and we saw 6 teams sharing the joint top with the same points, with another 5 teams staying within 3 points adrift after this week. Among them, Revolution were having the best goal difference after they outclassed a depleted TWF 4-1 in the small pitch Happy Valley 3. Chris Marshall’s hat-trick and a goal from Matt Creighton put them to a comfortable 4-goal-lead. TWF, with majority of their offensive players missing the game, did not give up and finally got a consolation goal with the header by Fung Chan.
New team Vikings proved their good run was no luck when they recorded another remarkable 1-0 victory over resurgent Blue Samurai to stay joint top with the crucial goal from Kristian Nielsen.
Elsewhere, Shotgun made no mistake when they took on another new team Shui Wei FC. Hin Mok got a brace while Arnold Poon also put his name on the score sheet to clinch an easy 3-0 victory.
Young Guns thrashed Shooters 4-0 in a close game until the last 10-15 minutes. Dave Tse scored a double while Ken Hui and Brandon Ip both netted one for the youngsters to put them in touch with the top teams.
MBFC and BOC played out a goal-less draw and not sure if Legal Head manager Simon Cleves would find it entertaining after travelling a long way to sign off the pitch and be the fans of Chi at BOC.
On Monday night, both KCC teams came out victorious to join the top tier of the table. Royals made a remarkable comeback victory over Soho in the eight-goal-thriller. A brace from Paul McGunnigle and Luca Merlone each together with one from Tim Moreno helped to secure a 5-3 win for Royals, while two goals from Li Youngsen and one from Nick Dashti were not enough to earn a point for Soho.
Cavaliers proved to be the better team in their close match-up with Old Speckled Men. Jason So and Limbu Amin both scored for Cavaliers while Amro Abbas did the damage for the Old Men.