Boca are back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Leo Parilla. They now sit 3rd in the table all be it after playing more games than any other team. Boca now have an extended break without a game so and will be pleased to end the spell of tough fixtures with a hard fought victory. Great news arrived before kick off with Sene due to make a long awaited start. After struggling all season with a hamstring seemingly made out of spaghetti he finally felt confident enough to start. The bad news however was with Colin now confirmed out for the season, a huge blow, & Nali away in the UK the team were short at right back. Step forward this seasons Mr. John O’shea… perhaps. Crawford played the entire match at right back making it the 5th position he has played in this season, 1 more than last years winner Bosh has managed. The full line up was as follows, Joe – Crawford, Ely, Bear, Neil – Bosh, Cumbo, Kuka, Sene – Weevs, Kow.
The first chance of the match came Boca’s way as the ball was cleared off the line following a minor scramble after a corner. In typical Boca fashion however they were not happy with starting level and decided to gift the opposition the opening goal. Bear calmly passed to the Leo striker from defense for his first assist of the season, shame it was for the wrong side! Things looked as if they were about to get worse for Boca as Weevs began to limp heavily following a tackle. He managed to shake off any injury however and unleashed a 30 yarder straight onto the crossbar moments later. Kuka then narrowly headed over from a corner as Boca continued to push. The first half ended with everyone’s favorite FIFA tactic the ‘swap wings’ being enabled as Bosh and Sene briefly switched flanks to try their luck. As the half time whistle blew someone kindly informed current fan of the year Mr Kainth the score was 0-1, and not in fact the 0-0 he believed after turning up 30 minutes late to kick off and missing the opener.
The second half got underway and Leo were straight on the attack. The striker beating the offside trap and scampering clear only to push his shot wide of Joe’s left hand post. The Boca crowd then witnessed something quite special. Sene had picked up the ball and was running down the left flank. After a quick look up he spotted the keeper was off his line. As he arrived in line with the edge of the box on the left flank, he drilled a shot high over the head of the keeper and perfectly into the top corner! (That’s how he’ll tell you it went at least) In truth, he had seen the run of Kow and an attempt to pick him out and been sliced horribly to the left, but beautifully into the corner. Whether he meant it or not it did not matter, Boca were now level and it must surely have jumped to the front of the pile for a goal of the season contender.
Boca were now beginning to take control of the fixture and after Bear fired in a low cross from the right following a corner, Cumbo, the one man you might want the ball to fall to somehow managed to sky it over the crossbar from 6 yards. With the game becoming increasingly stretched, a lack of match fitness forced Sene off to be replaced by Robert. Bosh moved over to the left and Robert took over on the right. He was involved almost instantly as he saw his header cleared off the line from a corner.
Soon enough the winner did arrive, nothing less than Boca deserved. Kow fired in a low cross from the right which could only be cleared to Weevs in the center of the box. With enough time to take a touch and pick his spot he calmed fired into the bottom right corner. This was his second game in a row upfront and once again got himself on the scoresheet. With the clock ticking down there was just enough time for Bosh to bring out his leaping Salmon impression attempting to reach a header Lebron James would have struggled to get. With only minutes to go Kuka gave away a free kick on the very very edge of the box to give the fans a heart in the mouth moment. Thankfully the referee resisted calls for a penalty and blew for the freekick. It came to nothing and Boca had the 3 points.
Man of the match was given to Weevs for the second week running. He seems to be enjoying his new more advanced role brought on by the lack of striking options. WIth Seb serving his suspension and Bellend sat watching a DVD with some showshes, he used the opportunity to shine. I must point out at this point Mr Bellend is claiming a heel injury is keeping him out. What his excuse for watching a chick flick with 3 showshes and not coming down to support his team is however, your guess is as good as mine. Well done DJ SiRR.