Date: Mar 10th 2014 10:05a.m.
Contributed by: johnjoyce

Three is a lucky number in China. People with a number three in their birthday are thought of as possessing strong personalities. Apparently in Buddhism three represents Buddha himself. For others three represents the Holy Trinity. 

On Sunday night the stars above Tianhe Bei Lu must have been aligned as we had an abundance of threes. Though, these threes took the shape of balls flying in to the back of a goal and in football terms hat-tricks. Old Confucius must have been sat looking down on Guangzhou’s finest amateur football players and smiling.  In fact a record nine hat-tricks were scored in ten matches contested in the Guangzhou International Football League.

In the ‘A’ Division table toppers Ciabatta Latinos were unable to overcome the spirited Samurai Boys and played out a 2-2 draw. For the other title hopefuls this was a good result and would enable ground to be gained. But would it…

Talking of title hopefuls, last week’s big story was powerful left-winger Karim transferring from St. Tropez to the GZ All Stars. This week Karim remains big news after netting a hat-trick on his debut in an 8-2 rout of the Arabic Team.  Also weighing in on the action was All Stars top goal scorer Tom with a hat-trick. Surely with such firepower the All Stars must be becoming title favourites.

After losing two in a row and having their championship winning credentials seriously dented St. Tropez were happy to be back to winning ways with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Club Istanbul. For the men in pink and black the standout performers were Cheick and Meledje with two apiece. 

Disappointingly for Paddy Field their poor run goes on after a 4-1 trampling from the Bosphorous Elephants. The No.25 was the pick of The Elephants ...

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