Discovery Bay FC made light work of Goodfellas to move two points clear at the top of LL 1, coming out 4-1 winners. DB were 2 up early on and despite battling hard, Fellas lost another goal before half time. Sam Millar reduced arrears just before the break but a 4th goal midway into the second half put paid to any faint hopes of a comeback. Krisna Karani got two while Tita Chou and Ryan Lei got one apiece. The chasing pack is headed by Scottish Stags, who threw away a two goal lead at half time to draw with Irish Harps 2-2. Autsin Tenny got the ball rolling and Miles Winter added a second, but the Irish lads came out firing on all cylinders at the start of the second half with a fast couple of goals from Ronan O’Boyle and Liam Grant. Both sides then cancelled each other out with neither side able to find the winner. The was the second consecutive draw for Harps who had played a re-arranged game with Fellas the week before with a scrappy affair ending 1-1 thanks to goals from Ian Killoughery for Harps and player-manager Stuart Pang for Fellas.
Also on 10 points from 5 games and sitting third on goal difference are Club Tropicana, who did it the hard way against Soho Spartans at the valley on Saturday. Goalless at the water break, Soho’s Chris Macauly scored with a fine diving header after a superb delivery, and that’s how things stayed until the last 15 minutes. After missing a host of glorious chances, Tropics got the equalizer through a tidy Kyle Wagner finish. Soho then hit the bar before a splendid solo effort from 20 yards from Olly Watkins won it for Tropics. Corinthians piled the misery onto J-Leaguers with a 3-1 victory thanks to a Shawn Simon brace and a Seb D’Aulerio goal. Absorbing lots of early pressure, Cors took the lead after a mistake at the back and doubled the lead before half time. A free kick from Hamano found its way into the corner to spark the Japanese into life, but a break away goal 5 minutes from the end sealed the points.
KCC Cavs won again, this time at the expense of Scottish Eagles on Monday night at the park of Kings. Cavs took the lead and had the better of the first half, but Eagles were stronger in the second but just couldn’t force the equalizer. Sam Wolstenholme got the Eagles goals, while George Yang (2) and Nikhil Narwani (1) were the KCC matchwinners. Lastly, and perhaps the game of the weekend saw Wanchai Spartans involved in yet another high scoring ding-dong affair, this time against HK Krauts, with Sparts coming out on top by the odd goal in seven! Nice quote from Krauts boss to describe this one: “On your birthday, you have a free ride on a roller coaster at Ocean Park. Today, it was free for all players and supporters…” That roller coaster ride saw Krauts surge into a 2-goal lead but Yann Guermeur pulled one back on half time. A penalty brought the scores level, but Krauts re-took the lead- Nico Zuschike and two from Jannik Heine doing the goal getting for the Germans. However, Spartans kept fighting and were thankful to Ali Thompson and Oli Baijings (2) for the goals which won them the game.
Krauts face league topperd DBFC this weekend, while Tropics play the Irish and Stags look to close the lead at the top against Cors. Towards the bottom, Soho play Fellas, J-League are at KCC and Eagles play Sparts in a mid-table affair.