BREATHLESS attacking football from two teams challenging for the Kenna title lit up the league with six weeks left of the season.
FC Testiculadew may have extended their lead by two points at the top with goals from Juan Mata and Edin Dzeko, but led by Jason Puncheon’s player-of-the-week performance and a double strike from Stevie G, Piedmonte refused to let up.
In the tightest Kenna since Vasco De Beauvoir pipped Insomnia’s Titans in 2010, FCT and the Pies find themselves like two sluggers in the ring Puncheon it out, which makes a refreshing change from the midfielder’s reputation for Puncheon one off mid match.
Whether either side can maintain this scintillating offensive play for the rest of the title race is uncertain. FCT have lost striker Christian Benteke for the rest of the season through injury and the imminent return of KS West Green striker Sergio Aguero could mean demotion to the bench for Dzeko.
From the Piedmonte perspective, it would take a Herculean effort from their ragtag bunch of misfits to overhaul a 47-point gap in the handful of games left.
What is clear is that Judean Peoples’ Front have dropped out of the race, their chances of competing stretchered off along with Jay Rodriguez on Saturday afternoon.
Looking ahead to the weekend, FCT are still in the hunt for a Kenna double. They take on Headless Chickens in a semi final first leg sibling derby.
Last year’s bottom-placed manager, now in charge of St Reatham FC, appears to have overcome the anxiety that led to a dark spring night on Chobham Common and will battle it out with Northern Monkeys in the other tie.
|1||FC Testiculadew||James N||49||3|
|3||Headless Chickens||John N||37||2|
|4||Just put Carles||Carles||36||1|
|6||Judean Peoples Front||Sholto||32||1|
|10||Sporting Lesbian||Ben M||21||0|
|11||St. Reatham FC||Mike||21||0|
|12||Team Panda Rules OK||George||20||0|
|14||KS West Green||Stix||19||0|
|15||This is Sparta…Prague||Rich||19||0|
|17||Lokomotiv Leeds||Ben S||15||0|
|19||PSV Mornington||El Pons||10||0|
|21||Rapids De Cullons CF||Jorge||8||0|
|22||Still Don’t Know Yet||Pete||6||0|
|23||Dulwich Red Sox||Luke||5||0|
|Player of the week||15||Puncheon, J – CRY – MID|