HK Scottish Stags won the battle of first versus third on Friday night as a depleted Club Tropicana were no match for their rivals, going down 6-0. With the bare 11, early injuries had Tropics essentially playing with 10 men and Stags took full advantage, Jack Morris with the pick of the first half goals with a 25 yard strike. Despite a spell of possession and a couple of half chances at the start of the second, as soon as the third went in, the game was done as a contest. Morris got a second while Sullivan and Winter were also among the goals as Scottish ran rampant bagging four without reply in a dominant second half display.
DBFC were unable to draw level again with Stags at the top as they came unstuck against a resilient Irish Harps side, drawing the game 0-0. DBFC created the better of the chances but regularly found the Harps keeper in the right place, saving three or four clear opportunities. With the Irish looking to hit DB on the break, they threatened occasionally after half time but neither side could find the quality or stroke of luck to steal the points.
Wanchai Spartans are lurking on heels of the leaders after their game with Cors saw no less than ten goals! Sparts raced into a four nil lead, remarkably getting the first goal after just a few seconds. With three more goals following in the first 20 minutes, it could have been a cricket score. However, Sparts were reduced to ten men when a player handled it on the line and Anthony Jurenko scored from the spot. He would go on to complete his hat-trick in the second half and the turnaround was seemingly complete when Ryan Wyman spun and finished tidily and it was 4-4 with 15 minutes to go. However, the ten men of Spartans rallied late on and eventually came out on top 6-4. Oli Baijings (3), Yann Guermeur (2) and Ali Thompson (1) were the scorers for the boys from Wanchai.
J-Leaguers continued their miserable run of form against Goodfellas, despite seeing Daichi Okamoto give them an early lead. Fellas turned it around though before half-time, scoring twice then ran away with the game after the break with some great goals on the counterattack in general. Pat Milburn helped himself to four, while Jack Tian and Alex Chen got one apiece in the 6-1 win. Krauts also won by five goals as they smashed KCC Cavs 5-0 on Monday. At the time of writing, there were no details as to the Krauts scorers and Cavs did have chances of their own but were ultimately second best.
Lastly, Soho Spartans gained a valuable win at the bottom as they closed the gap on the team above them Scottish Eagles to just one point by beating them 3-0. Soho took an early 2-0 lead, firstly from a free kick to the back post then from a cut back to the striker. Eagles threatened in the last 15 minutes of the first half and hit the crossbar twice in a matter of seconds. Sohos weathered the storm though and got another goal in the second half and may have scored more had the Eagles keeper not pulled off some fine saves. Chris Grayland and a Marc Beaton brace got the goals for Soho Sparts.