What a Sunday night of football it was in the ABFA Imobile Daily Obsever Premier Division with two of the top teams in the division on show against the newly promoted clubs.
Lime Old Road and Special Security All Saints United are in the hunt for the title while Bullets and La Basula Willikies simple hope to keep their spot in the top flight.
Old Road and United came out firing and at the end of the night, 16 goals were recorded with Old Road winning 7-2 after United had beaten up on Bullets 6-1.
Willikies came to the ARG with hopes of upsetting Old Road following a win over defending champions Asot Arcade Parham in their last outing.
They got off to a fine start going up a goal, a Harlon Williams strike, a left-footed blast past national goalie, Molving James in the 12th minute.
The Willikies fans were enchanted but the celebrations were short lived.
As a matter of fact the merriment went to sadness ten minutes later when Gayson “Bubbler” Gregory hit home his first of three goals of the night.
Then disaster struck and the flood-gates opened on a number of errors from Willikies keeper Olson “Heights” Ford as well as poor defending.
Gregory’s first came after Ford was unable to hold on to an initial shot and the ball bounced into the path of a waiting Gregory who picked his spot and found the mark.
Moments later, Stefan Smith pulled Old Road ahead on a fine pass from Gregory inside the 18, which Smith hit past Ford in the 31st.
It was downhill for Willikies after that.
Phil Jackson (not former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers) got his walking ticket following another Ford blunder.
The keeper ran at Tiran Williams on a breakaway pass from deep and failed to stop him on a weak misjudged tackle.
With the keeper left on the edge of the 18, Jackson ran to protect the goal falling onto the ball that was headed into the back of the net on a shot from Gregory.
Referee Brian Willette ruled that Jackson stopped the ball with his hands stopping the goal-scoring opportunity and sent him off the pitch.
A penalty was awarded and keeper Molvin James hit from the spot past Ford, 3-1 Old Road.
Three minutes before the break Gregory scored his second.
This time a left-footed blast on a spot kick from the right side outside the 18.
Ford did not make a move.
It would get worst for Willikies as Winston “Sprocket” Rockets was given a red card at the break for abusing the referee.
Playing with nine men Willikies was always under fire and Old Road took full advantage.
Gregory recorded his hat trick 19 minutes after intermission when he ran onto a ball inside the area on the right.
He hit another well placed left footed shot past Ford.
Imran Ponteen scored twice for Old Road while Atiba Merrick got the second goal for Willikies on one of the best inside passing all night.
Merrick started the run on the edge of the 18 where he beat, one, two then passed to a teammate who returned the favor and Merrick slotted home in style, fine shot.
Earlier, Randolph “Etty” Burton, Quintin Griffith and Conroy Hall scored two goals each as United mauled Bullets to move to the top of the standings on 13, two ahead of Bassa and Old Road.