WEEK 10: Scottish Stags come unstuck and Forward held by Krauts

Goodfellas ran out 2-1 winners against Spartans with a double from Steven Franklin securing the points. Fellas went up early before being pegged back when Matt Cross scored for Spartans only to restore the lead. Spartans pilled on the pressure in the 2nd half but were unable to find the net again ... Posted at 11:05AM on November 30, 2017 WEEK 10: Scottish Stags come unstuck and Forward held by Krauts

Goodfellas ran out 2-1 winners against Spartans with a double from Steven Franklin securing the points. Fellas went up early before being pegged back when Matt Cross scored for Spartans only to restore the lead. Spartans pilled on the pressure in the 2nd half but were unable to find the net again and it was actually Fellas who had the ball in the net to make it 3-1 but the ref pulled the play back for the free-kick when advantage would have suited Fellas better.

In an early kick off at Happy Valley, Club Tropicana ran out 4-0 winners against HK Scottish. Starting the game in the ascendancy, Tropics took the lead via a James Manning penalty and found themselves 2-0 up and one man to the good when HK Scottish had Edward Buck sent off for a handball on the line - James Manning scoring his second pen of the 1st half. The 2nd half was a more even affair but it was Tropics day when Will Holderness and Nicco Staffieri added to help the goal difference and put the gloss on a very good performance.

Riding high after 5 wins on the bounce, Mes traveled to Sports Rd on Friday evening to face USRC Gunners. In a game of few chances it was USRC who scored the only goal of the game when Marvin Cagoret capitalized on a slack back pass and with the USRC defense "on their game", they saw the remainder of the game through to take all 3 points.

Forward and Krauts played out a hard contest, sharing the spoils with a 1-1 draw. Krauts tool the lead after a "stunning pass" through the Forward defense line, where Bastian Braun was waiting to receive the pass in front of the keeper and he calmly  slotted home. Into the 2nd half and Forward pressed for the equalizer and scored from 18 yards through Jose Lorenzo Gomez after Krauts cleared a corner. Lots of fouls in a tough game.

Another strong performance from San P's but ultimately the same outcome as they went down 2-0 to Discovery Bay. Kicking off at their usual late afternoon slot, DB got both goals in the 1st half through Steven Lang and Matt Zoeller when they struck after defensive laps. San P's came back much stronger in the 2nd half, having a lot more possession but DB held out "uncomfortably" to take the 3 points back to Lantau. 

 

In Dvision 2, Old Speckled Men pulled down the curtains of Saturday soccer with the shock of the day when they beat Soho Spartans 4-3 in a thriller. Goals from Li Youngsen, Nick Dashti and Johnny Thompson were not enough to save a point for Soho, who now dropped to the second half of the table.

Bants made no mistake though in their 3-0 victory over Shooters to continue their challenge for the title. Sam Ameen and Lee Hodgeson both scored while a laser guided ballistic missile header by Jason Knight from a Gav Chung’s corner kick put the icing on the cake.

Team Shotguns moved to the second of the table to keep up the pressure on leaders Vikings after thrashing BOC 5-1. Tim Leung and Arnold Poon both scored a brace while Henry Shek also put his name on the score sheet. Chris Hau scored the consolation goal for BOC.

Samurai Blue proved their revival this season was not by luck when they recorded a 4-0 victory over Young Guns to put themselves to 4th of the table. Connor Killeen scored a double while Bnejamin Cadman and San Chow also found the net.

Legal Head managed to play out a close and competitive 1st half with Revolution but ran out of legs at the back of the second. Dinesh Dayaranm banged into the net twice while Chris Marshall and Dave Jessop both did it once to help lift Revolution to a 4-2 victory. Darragh Keenan and Amin Ashraf were the scorers for Legal Head.

TWF handed MBFC a six to nothing defeat to send them to the bottom of the table. Hang Ng continued his recent good form and opened up the score, followed by David Meechan’s spectacular bullet short. Soon after the interval On Lai made no mistake with a well-taken left-foot-shot to put the game beyond reach. Both Hang and David scored their second of the day before Chris Gallagher snatched his first goal of the season to seal the victory.

On Monday, leaders Vikings remained invincible and they showed no mercy at the home court of KCC Cavaliers from the 1st minute of the game. With golden boot favourite Lars Nielsen scoring a hat-trick, Jacob Ravn a brace and Victor Skov also a goal, Vikings soon found themselves up by 6 before half time. After the break Vikings withdrew a bit and fielded in some reserve players which enabled Cavaliers to gain more space and Jason So and Tarun Punjabi managed to pull back 2 goals to restore some pride.

Last but not least, Shui Wei and KCC Royals ended up all square at 3-3. Paul McGunnigle scored once while Matt Chow delivered a double effort for Royals but were cancelled out by a goal each from Shui Wei’s Joan Colamer, Jack Sanders and Ruan Felipe.

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