Newington Reds striker Demba Ba scored his second hatrick of the campaign to maintain the club’s position in the the top four.
The Senegalese hitman has finally found his way after a slow start for reasons the Spartak Mogadishu manager may do well to note.
The Reds manager was further buoyed by clean sheets from new signings Phil Jones and John Arne Riise.
“Obviously, I’ll be hitting the bar,” chortled the Newington Reds boss.
Rooky managers continued the trend of impressing themselves on the Kenna as Lokomotiv Leeds snatched second place.
A goal and an assist from Rafael van der Vaart stole the show the for Yorkshire outfit.
The Dutch playmaker had briefly been signed by Vasco De Beauvoir on auction night, until the ill-advised purchase of Wesley Sneijder.
Vasco are ninth in the table.
The Pikey Scum gaffer was forced to take a long hard look at himself this week, after two players released in the transfer window scored goals.
Stylian Petrov, who was snapped up by rivals Superfuzz, netted, as did free agent Andy Carroll.
Scum replaced Petrov with Scottish talent Barry Bannan.
“He hasn’t turned out to be quite the midfield driving force we’d hoped for,” lamented the Scum boss.
Manager: Mr Ben Dudley (ENG)
Since: 2005 (founder member)
Trophy cabinet: empty
Manager: Mr Abdi Ali (SOM)
Trophy cabinet: empty
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More Kenna records were left as smashed as the managers last night as the transfer window attracted 14 bidders.
In a pressure-cooker atmosphere behind some thick curtains in the upstairs of a Piccadilly pub, 13 managers packed in for business.
The Thieving Magpies manager offered some applied phone bidding. Kevin Doyle and Gabriel Obertan were his reward.
Colonel Gaddafi and Vincent Tabak sadly couldn’t make it.
League leaders FC Testiculadew (pronounced ‘Test-ick-you-lah-joo’, didn’t you know?) picked up in form attacker Juan Mata for £31m, much to the concern of those present.
“An excellent evening and well attended,” said the Chairman. “Managers should remember that their new players will only start to score points from next weekend.
“Those not present who needed players can be assured there was an open and transparent process to fill the gaps in their teams.”
Full details, and the results of the Cannestan Combi Cup draw, will be published soon.
Top five most expensive window signings
- Emmanuel Adebayor – £43m (Pikey Scum)
- Juan Mata – £31m (FC Testiculadew)
- Gabby Agbonlahor – £22m (Bala Rinas)
- Phil Jones – £22m (Newington Reds)
- Leon Best – £16m (Headless Chickens)