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CASA Soccer League: Matchweek 5

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The CASA Soccer League is the Delaware Valley’s largest amateur soccer league.

As part of our coverage of local soccer, we’ll be featuring match reports from games played in CASA’s top six divisions. This week’s reports cover the games played throughout the 5th matchweek of CASA’s Fall season.

Thanks to CASA’s president, Nolan Bair, and his writing team across all divisions for compiling the match reports and to PSP’s Paul Catrino Jr. for coordinating.

 

Primera Division

Reporting by: Charlie Shea

South Philly United (1) – (2) Vidas United

Vidas United got off the bottom of the table with a 2-1 upset win against South Philly United, Noah Kimelheim scoring for Vidas in a MOTM performance. “The lads finally got the result they deserved”, said captain Nolan Bair. It was Padraic McCullaugh who actually opened the scoring, giving South Philly a lead in the first half, but quick-fire goals on either side of halftime for Vidas proved the difference. Both teams will have tough upcoming fixtures as well, with South Philly trying to get back on track versus FC SouthHouse while Vidas do battle with top of the table FC Misconduct. Bair was unperturbed about the matchup for his side. “[They’re] a tough opponent who we’ve had much success with recently”.

SPU: McCullaugh
VU: Beiriger, Kimelheim

FC Tigre (1) – (1) YTP FC

FC Tigre and YTP FC split the points and played to a 1-1 draw over the weekend. YTP’s Cameron Teel was MOTM, in a game that the referees’ report described as “A well played match – good soccer”. We love to hear it! Both teams sit comfortably in the upper midtable, and they’ll each be looking for 3 points out of their upcoming fixtures. FC Tigre will play the recently struggling Philadelphia Corinthians FC, while YTP play Stoney United.

FCT: Nweza
YTPFC: Teel

Philadelphia Heritage SC (0) – (7) FC Misconduct

Blake Fink was MOTM with a hat-trick in another blowout victory for top-of-the-table FC Misconduct, as they shellacked Philadelphia Heritage SC 7-0. “We started off really slow,” said Fink, “a red card for [Heritage]… certainly didn’t help [them], and it was all one-sided after that.” Philly Heritage’s Carlos Meinhard was sent off shortly before half-time for a tactical foul on a fast-break, denying a goalscoring opportunity. FC Misconduct will play Vidas United, fresh off their first win of the season, while Heritage will try to get back on track vs Icarus FC.

FCM: Fink (3), Finley (3), Allers

Stoney United (0) – (1) Icarus FC

David Rodriguez was the lone goalscorer and MOTM in a victory against Stoney United that saw Icarus FC take home a much needed 3pts. “We started off really strong and got the early goal”, said captain Kyle Smyth. Stoney United put the pressure on late, “the last 20 minutes, Stoney really started knocking at the door”, but couldn’t find an equalizer. Icarus will look to keep the momentum going with a midweek fixture against a surging FC SouthHouse followed by Philly Heritage on Saturday, while Stoney United will try to get back on track vs YTP FC.

IFC: Rodriguez

Philadelphia Corinthians FC (3) – (7) FC SouthHouse

FC SouthHouse made it 2 wins on the trot, winning each games by a margin of 4 goals no less, in their 7-3 weekend victory against Philadelphia Corinthians FC. “We expected a shootout,” said SouthHouse skipper John Trueman. “Every time they called, we answered.” Finn Reese in particular scored a hat-trick and was MOTM. For Corinthians, it was a tale of pushing the game too far. “For 70 minutes we played well. It was 3-3. We pushed for the game and a ‘program win’ and the back fell out”, said captain Sam Vale. “My guys played until the end so I am proud of the effort. The hard work is there so good things will happen for us.” SouthHouse’s Trueman gave credit to the promotion side “for a great match”, but in the end it was clinical finishing in the final third, as well as “fantastic, pacey linkup that proved too hot to handle” which made the difference for SouthHouse. Corinthians will have to bounce back against FC Tigre, while SouthHouse will try to keep it rolling against a strong South Philly United.

PCFC: Bishop, Underwood, Hull
FCSH: Reese (3), Garrison (2), Sommer, Maddison

 

Segunda Division

Reporting by: Charlie Shea

Drexel Shaft (2) – (1) Bluestars FC

A hard fought game saw Drexel Shaft emerge with all three points against Bluestars FC, a result they were happy to bring home. “A hard fought battle with many chances on both sides,” said Drexel captain Evan Gibbs. For Bluestars, the result was a tough one to swallow. “We hit the post and missed an open goal from 40yds… We ran them close and are disappointed to not come away with at least a point,” said Bluestars captain Aaron Bartels. Drexel Shaft’s Phillip Vasserman scored and was MOTM. The result keeps Drexel Shaft on pace with SMK at the top of the table, with each team having taken home max points through 4 games so far. Bluestars hover near the bottom of the table, but Bartel’s expects to see results soon. “We’ve put in some good performances so the lads need to keep it up.” Drexel Shaft will play Loose Cannons while Bluestars will look for points against Rum Ham FC.

DS: Bah, Vasserman
BFC: Amari

Barenjager SC (0) – (2) Loose Cannons FC

Loose Cannons FC had a coaches dream result over the weekend, scoring twice and keeping a clean sheet to beat Barenjager SC 2-0. Timothy O’Leary scored both goals and was MOTM. The result takes Loose Cannons to 3rdin the table, while Barenjager slump to 9th. Loose Cannons will have to play the undefeated Drexel Shaft next, while Barenjager have Renob CF.

LCFC: O’Leary (2)
Yellow: Root, Paluszek
BSC: Yellow – Shafer

Glenside Celtic Rovers (4) – (5) Cracovia

Cracovia brought home a much needed 3pts this weekend, beating Glenside Celtic Rovers 5-4 in a back and forth game. Cracovia scored first and from there traded goals back and forth with Glenside, until getting up 5-4 and seeing the game out. Leo Mosqueral scored twice and was MOTM. For Cracovia, who’ve struggled to hold onto leads, it was a welcome result. “It was a crazy game… It got chippy at the end, but we finally closed out a game,” said captain Eryk Tylek. The result sees Cracovia climb into the midtable in 7th, while Glenside sit directly beneath them in 8th. Cracovia have a tough fixture next week, playing undefeated SMK, while Glenside Celtic Rovers will look for points against Hunting Park United.

C: Grohl, Own Goal, Miller, Mosqueral (2)
Yellow: Hawn, Miller
GCR: McNally, Gormley (2), Loughran
Yellow: Loughran

Philly Striker Team Jamaica (0) – (2) Renob CF

Renob CF made it 3 wins from 4 this season as they beat Philly Striker Team Jamiaca 2-0 over the weekend in a gritty performance. “It went about as well as it could given the circumstances,” said captain Brandon Rodriguez. One of Renob’s only 2 substitutes took a tricky fall early in the first half which dislocated his shoulder, and he had to be driven to the hospital by Renob’s only other sub. Left with only 11 to finish out the rest of the game, they dug in their heels and gutted out a 2-0 result. “Defense had always been our strong point and that was obvious from the shutout,” said Rodriguez. Not just content to keep a clean sheet, Renob center-half Tim Thompson also scored both goals at the opposite end and was MOTM. Renob sit in 4th place, while Philly Striker Team Jamaica struggle to get things going in 10th. Renob will look to play Barenjager SC, while Philly Striker Team will play FC Bobert Munich.

RCF: Thompson (2)
PSTJ: Yellows – Binda, Duhaney

Hunting Park United (4) – (0) FC Bobert Munich

Hunting Park United cruised to a 4-0 win this weekend over FC Bobert Munich. A comprehensive result, Hunting Park had 4 different goalscorers, and kept a clean sheet. Chris Banks opened the scoring with a stunning bar-down solo effort and was MOTM. FC Bobert Munich almost pulled one back in the second half, coming out well from the break, but failed to capitalize and were punished on the counter by Mouhamad Mboup who put the game out of reach at 4-0. The result brings Hunting Park level on 6pts with FC Bobert Munich, solidly midtable in 6th and 5th respectively. They’ll each look to improve their positions next week with games against lower-table opposition. HPU will take on Glenside Celtic Rovers, while FC Bobert Munich will look for a result against Philly Striker Team Jamaica.

HPU: Banks, Al Hassane, Hulama, Mnoup

SMK (4) – (0) Rum Ham FC

SMK kept their perfect record intact, making it 4 wins from 4 with a 4-nil win over Rum Ham FC. Dylan Meyler scored twice and was MOTM. For Rum Ham, it was a case of fighting Father Time as much as the opponent. “We just got ran circles around,” said captain Riley McConnell. “We’re too old and out of shape for athletic teams.” Unfortunately for Rum Ham, it seems most teams in the Segunda fall into that category. The Always Sunny acolytes sit at the bottom of the table on 0 points. They’ll look to get things going next week against Bluestars, while SMK will play a hungry Cracovia.

SMK: Williams, Meyler (2), Sarkar

 

Tercera Division

Reporting by: Romeo Julmiste

Brothers of the Gourd FC (0) – (1) Upper Darby FC

A Tuesday night football game to kick off the start of week five was on offer and the matchup did not disappoint as it featured two of the top five teams in the division. A rescheduled game from match week four the question would be asked how the extra week off from football would do for either of these two squads? Clearly both teams came ready to play as this was a tightly contested affair throughout. It was certainly going to be a task for the Brothers of the Gourd to mitigate the speed and goal scoring prowess that has become a trademark of Upper Darby FC. Alas, with a wily and charismatic goalkeeper and a stingy defense the Brothers did just that. There are times in every story in which the setting plays a part in telling a tale and that happened to be the case on the day. Just as these two teams were preparing to begin the second half, the lights at Wesley Bishop Turf Complex in Moorestown, New Jersey switched off and left the pitch in the darkness of the October sky. With a little ingenuity and good old-fashioned cooperation, the two teams resumed play at an adjacent field. The game ended a goal to the good for Upper Darby, scored by their man of the match, Abu Conteh. UDFC certainly were pleased to go home with three more points to hold onto second place in the division and keep themselves within touching distance of the leaders.

UDFC: Goal- A. Conteh / Yellow- R. Monroy

Oaklyn United FC (3) – (5) Lost FC

Last weekend when Lost FC played the breakfast matchup, they may have still been stuck in bed as they were shut out and bombarded by Rebels. Lost certainly needed to wake up and play this weekend as they faced the Lions of Oaklyn United in this game. Without a doubt both teams were up for this one as they played to an eight goal thriller which saw Lost score five goals of their own this time around. Lost were bolstered by a hattrick hero performance by #8 Jesse Altland. Coming off of a heavy defeat the previous weekend to Rose Tree Gunners, The Lions were looking towards this game as an opportunity to truly cement themselves into the playoff positions. Unfortunately, the match did not go their way despite a valiant effort by #23 Kelsey Choice who bagged a brace. Perhaps home is not where the heart is for the black and white as their third game on their side of the Delaware River has yet to notch them a win. With this result, Lost FC find themselves in the last playoff spot in fifth place and their opponents, Oaklyn, right behind them in sixth. The Lions will want to avoid suffering three straight losses as they go into Saturday against Rebels. Lost FC will have it all to do to make it two wins in a row as they have a massive clash against second place Upper Darby FC.

LFC: Goals- J. Altland (3), T. Allen, D. Meinhart
OUFC: Goals- K. Choice (2), T. Hickman

Mark Wahlberg’s Cousins FC (2) – (1) Rebels

The second early morning matchup was another New Jersey affair that saw Mark Wahlberg’s Cousins secure their first win of the season against Rebels. For The Cousins, it was a case of if at first you do not succeed, try try again. It was shaping up to be another headache for the men in red as Rebels jumped out to an early lead to seize the momentum in the game. Rebels had continued to create opportunities to score but were held back enough by MWC to see the score into half register as 1-0. Right out of the gate into the second half The Cousins were able to snag an equalizing goal to ensure the next forty minutes of the game were nothing more than a tug of war for control. Around the 70th minute, MWC found their breakthrough as they were awarded a penalty that was subsequently dispatched by captain Zach Hritz. The Cousins’ tenacious back line and a red card shown to the Rebels first half goal scorer a few minutes from time allowed for MWC to secure their first three points of the season and see them exit the relegation zone. The Cousins now sit in seventh going into match week 6.

MWC FC: Goals- B. Heckman, Z. Hritz (pen) / Yellow- S. Yayer
Rebels: Goals- S. Drame / Red- S. Drame

Rowan Club Soccer (2) – (2) Brothers of the Gourd FC

This game initially could be described as a lopsided affair as Brothers of the Gourd comfortably occupied a playoff spot and Rowan Club Soccer sit at the foot of the table looking up at the rest of the division. The game proved to be a lot tighter than the teams’ respective places in the standings would suggest as BotG were caught in an enthralling back and forth under the water tower at AIM Academy. Perhaps playing two games in the span of four days slowed down The Brothers squad as RCS, the Glassboro, New Jersey outfit saw it as an opportunity to steal their first win against a difficult opponent. Ultimately, Brothers of the Gourd were able to keep the Tercera division newcomers at bay and hold onto a crucial point that sees them hold onto a playoff spot in fourth place. Rowan get themselves another point in what has been a long and frustrating debut season thus far as they still are unable to claw themselves out of last place. Going into week six, Brothers of the Gourd will engage in a barnstormer third versus fourth matchup in which a win would see them jump over current third place occupants, Berber United. All is not lost for Rowan as the four other bottom five teams all only have one win and can grab a win against struggling SC Corinthians who will seek to avoid suffering three straight losses.

RCS: Goals- Mericle, Yeung
BotG: Goals- McCaffrey, Crosbie

Sports Club Corinthians (0) – (1) Rose Tree Gunners FC

For anyone looking for some high quality dramatic football to go along with their eggs benedict and orange juice, then look no further than the Debutant Derby between SC Corinthians and the swashbuckling Rose Tree Gunners. The two new squads in the league have had completely opposite journeys coming into this game as RTG FC have won four straight games and sit atop the standings and Corinthians only just securing their first win two weeks prior and coming off a loss last weekend in week four. It was definitely a tall task for Corinthians as they came into the game down five starters, one of which being a red card suspension from their starting center back. Despite missing a key defensive piece, Corinthians did an excellent job of limiting the firepower the Gunners consistently have brought to games this season. The major attacking drama didn’t occur until late into the second half when a shot from Corinthians’ Carlin Krlos appeared to have crossed the goal line but was ultimately judged to not have been a goal. A case for goal line technology? Nevertheless, the game pressed on and twenty minutes from time, Gunners’ #7 Richi Montesdeoca scored the game winner off a misplayed header by a Corinthians defender. Corinthians captain Brad Shilling felt his squad played well enough to secure a point. It is hard to argue on that as Corinthians were the only side so far to hold the Gunners to under three goals in a game. With their second straight loss, Corinthians fall into the relegation zone and go into week six to do battle with fellow cellar dwellers, Rowan Club Soccer. Rose Tree keep marching on, looking to stay undefeated against seventh place Mark Wahlberg’s Cousins FC.

SCC: Yellow- R. Pereira, C. Krlos

Berber United (3) – (2) Upper Darby FC

The last match on the day between Upper Darby FC and Berber United was certainly one to watch as it was a game that featured half of the top ten goal scorers in the division. Berber United’s Smail Azizi is currently third in the division in goals and Upper Darby’s Favor Weah is fifth. Both players scored in this one as Berber ultimately got the victory over their fellow playoff spot occupants. Neither team could afford to give an inch in this game, especially since the venue sports a narrower pitch than the other fields the league has used. There were consistent arguments between the sides and quite a few hard tackles, rough challenges, perhaps to be expected from two talented and tumultuous teams. Goals, physicality, and cards of both color were showcased in this hotbed matchup and Berber United were certainly pleased to get out of the game inflicting Upper Darby with their first loss of the season. A loss that Favor Weah, the leading goal scorer for UDFC did not enjoy as he found himself red carded after the final whistle had blown. Upper Darby hold onto second place despite the loss and hope to get back to winning ways in week six as they take on fifth place Lost FC. The top five battles do not end there in the coming weekend fixtures as third place Berber United square off against fourth place Brothers of the Gourd.

BU: Goals- Y. Kara, S. Azizi, K. Babou / Yellow: Tarak
UDFC: Goals- F. Weah, I. Stevens / Yellow: M. Ghandour / Red: F. Weah

 

Cuarto Division

Reporting by: Romeo Julmiste

Sunbears FC (2) – (2) Dead Ball SC

In the early morning game in the Cuarto, whilst drinking your coffee you would find two teams who have thus far had somewhat similar styles going into kickoff. Sunbears FC has been fairly consistent in their play early on, coming off of back to back multi goal shut outs. They were looking to bring their impressive defending and dogged work rate and hopefully secure themselves another clean sheet. Dead Ball SC, newcomers in the league, also carry a hard nose defense that has done a job in slowing down the goal scoring of the other seasoned teams in the division. Both teams would see their defenses tested and any pretense on either squad earning a clean sheet went out the window in this four goal affair. A tough battle from beginning to end, with both teams struggling to maintain defensive control, good attacking play and a bit of fortune for one side benefiting from an own goal, saw both these squads take a share of the spoils. Sunbears, stay unbeaten and grab second place in the standings, five points off the leaders, albeit with a game in hand. Dead Ball SC, have the luck of hovering above the drop zone, five points clear of the two teams behind them that are without wins. Sunbears will go into week six against one of those teams in the relegation zone as they go against Philly Falcons. Dead Ball SC will test their metal against fellow league debutants, Fishtown FC.

SFC: Goals- J. Staudenmeyer, D. Andrusko
DBSC: Goals- R. Sanchez, own goal

Philly Falcons (1) – (2) Devon SC

Another morning game in the division found two teams who came ready to play in the early hours. Philly Falcons have been hungry for any semblance of normalcy this season as they find themselves in a tough spot in the division as one of only two teams without a point. Playing against Devon SC was certainly an opportunity for the Falcons to see if they can finally get something to take back home after ninety minutes. This turned out to not be the case as Philly Falcons see the result go the same way it has since the beginning of the season, with another tally in the losing column, bringing their losing streak to four in a row. The question now being asked is where will the Falcons have a chance to grab a lifeline to pull themselves out of the bottom? It appears that fate may loom against them again at the coming weekend as they face second place Sunbears FC. Devon SC on the other hand, can feel confident now, with two wins in a row and six points clear of the bottom, they go into the weekend eyes on University City FC for an intriguing mid table clash.

Falcons: Goals- I. Johnson / Yellow: Y. Martinez
DSC: Goals- Z. Gergel, S. Switucha / Yellow: F. Santos, unknown

Fishtown FC (5) – (0) UCFC

In the early afternoon matchup, the green and black of Fishtown FC absolutely dismantled their opponents, UCFC. Five different goal scorers in this one for the Trouts as they also were able to lock in their first ever clean sheet in league play. Fishtown’s first ever win was by a score line of 6-1 as it appears so far that whenever the green and black win, they win big. There was no stopping this side from start to finish as it truly was a complete performance from Fishtown and as UCFC sat shaking their heads wondering if they were ever going to see points this season. With the win, Fishtown find themselves in third place with seven points and the honorable distinction of being the highest goal scoring team in the division. They look take that explosive attack into week six as they battle a hungry and miserly Dead Ball SC. UCFC will need to seriously lock down defensively as they have conceded at least five goals in the last four games. Unfortunately for them though, they go into week six against the best team in the division, FC Burlington. It looks unlikely that UCFC could win that game as Burlington have two players on the team that have scored as many goals as the entire UCFC side. The solace for UCFC is that football is a strange and mysterious game and anyone can win on any given day.

FFC: Goals- Banks, Brown, Ely, Gulama, Viscidy

University City FC (4) – (1) Vidas FC

The red and black of University City FC delivered a massive shakeup in the Cuarto as they knocked out the division leading Vidas FC. It was the first loss of the season for Vidas in a match in which they never really got themselves going. Certainly a surprise of sorts as Vidas had been playing dominant and controlled football coming into the game. University City were just better and were winning all the 50/50 battles. Murphy’s Law was on display for Vidas as everything that could go wrong for them did go wrong as among one of the goals scored for University City came off a Vidas player. Vidas were able to get a goal of their own in the correct net but that was truly all the white and black could muster. The loss drops Vidas from first to fourth place going into a four versus five matchup against Club Sandwich. A strong and immensely confident University City side find themselves outside of the playoff spots in sixth but with a few games in hand to play and a massive match to play against seventh place Devon SC, they will feel good about the possibility of breaking into the prime positions late into the season.

UCFC: Goals- D. Tenney, G. Rogers, Saida, own goal
VFC: Goals- T. Maiorino / Yellow: E. Charlesworth

FC Burlington (1) – (0) Club Sandwich

The last game of the day featured an intriguing fixture in which both sides were looking to cement themselves at the high end of the table. FC Burlington haven’t lost a game so far this season and certainly were glad to enjoy some home cooking as the match was played at Life Center Academy in Burlington. Club Sandwich were absolutely looking to crash the house party and were close to do so throughout this game, not allowing Burlington to gain semblance of control. Unfortunately for the Club Sandwich side, a fumble by their keeper gifted in form Burlington attacker Marcus Marshall with a tap in. From there, Burlington went into full lock down mode, almost as if they were government officials in the early days of 2020. Well timed tackles and a magnificent performance between the sticks for the Burlington goalkeeper ensured the clean sheet and another win for the not so “away” side. FC Burlington grab first place going into week six and seek to not look back as they take on last place, UCFC. Club Sandwich will be licking their wounds a bit thinking they had a shot at a point in the match. They turn their sights onto the team currently directly above them in the standings, Vidas FC.

FCB: Goals- M. Marshall

 

Quinto Division

Reporting by: Michael McKineey

Philadelphia Spartans (3) – (1) Mighty Mutts

Mighty Mutts fresh of their 1st win of the season went into their match against the Philadelphia Spartans feeling good. Some players on the Mutts would say they were feeling great, god like even after last weeks match. Some felt so good they didnt even feel the need to show up and play because why field 11 high caliber players when 7 or 8 will do? The Spartans looked across the pitch and found themselves playing with a 3, sometimes 4 man advantage for the entire game which resulted in 3 goals for the Spartans before halftime. The Mutts did manage to sneak one by and avoid the shut out scoring a goal in the second half as the Spartans were just riding the game out. When pressed about his low player turn out, team captain Jon “some call me Jim” Craig was convinced that if just one more of his players would have made it they would have pulled out the win. However, playing with 8 men handed the win to the Spartans who are now in 5th place and pushes the not so Mighty Mutts down towards the bottom in 8th place.

Goals: Phila Spartans: #21 Dunn, #2 Hilson, #7 Stillwell
Mighty Mutts: #18 Heron
Yellow Cards: Mighty mutts: #18 Heron for foul language

Inter Phila (1) – (0) New Wave FC

In what was expected to be a lopsided match for New Wave FC, a team coming into their meeting with Inter Phila riding a 3 game unbeaten streak was expecting to continue the winning ways against the winless Inter. Everyone was expecting New Wave to come out fast and play with the same vigor that saw them come out on top of every game they’ve played this season so far. Inter Phila never got that memo or they did and just didnt care because not only did they beat New Wave FC but they posted a clean sheet keeping the routinely clinical New Wave strikers and their attacking mids on notice. Winning loose balls, forcing turnovers and scoring what was easily the most important goal for Inter this season that resulted in their first win of the season and handed New Wave their first defeat of the season respectively. The win has Inter Phila in 9th place and New Wave slipping down to 4th.

New Wave Yellow Cards # 10 Alejandro Collazo
Inter Phila Goals # 9 Marcel Toma
Inter Phila Yellow Cards. # 14 Mihail Bordeianu # 0 Egor Bobkov ( Guest Player )
Man of the Match New Wave Goalkeeper # 00 Aaron Endres

Drexel Hill Elite FC (2) – (2) Portugoal

Quinto division leaders Drexel Hill took on a feisty and determined Portugoal team that didnt let Drexel Hill’s record and reputation of scoring goals in bunches deter them from playing their game. That mindset of playing their style and committing to always having a defensive mid ready to help with the fast transition of Drexel Hill
hit a snag about 30 seconds in as they witnessed on of the quickest goals scored outside of Casa’s 7v7 League. Never the type to hang their head, Portugoal regrouped and took control of the game. Portugoal captain Steve Martians rallied his team and ended the first half with a 2-1 lead over a heavily favored Drexel Hill team who saw their fighting spirit turn inward as infighting began on their sideline.
Unable to capitalize on the mistakes made by Drexel Hill that included an own goal in the first half, Portugoal let their 1 goal lead slip away as Drexel Hill fought their way back to even the score all while their bench players nearly came to blows and required separation by their own teammates. What was said to be caused by a “spirted’ discussion over what Powerade flavor reigned supreme, (everyone knows its Blue) they were able to pull it together long enough to tie the game and finish the game. The continued on without any other major issues besides Drexel Hill’s keeper being issued a yellow and warned it would be red if he didnt stop his persistent back talking to the refs and field players. All in all a low scoring, physical game saw Drexel Hill hold onto its spot atop the standings as they remain in 1st place and Portugoal drops points and has to settle for the 7th place spot in the standings.

Goals: Portugal: #0 Francesco Fazzorali, Own goal.
Drexel Hill: #9 Teye, #17 Kamara
Yellow Cards: Drexel Hill: #GK Breezy (dissent), #11 Bariaty (intentionally kicking ball away after whistle) Portugoal: #5 Joe Brown (misconduct)
MoM: Portugoal #0 Francesco Fazzolari

Grapetrain FC (0) – (1) Oaklyn United Academy

Oaklyn United Academy won its first game in 2 weeks after suffering a mind numbing 0-0 draw in week 3 and getting crushed 1-6 last week by Drexel Hill. Grape Train FC who are winless in 2020, have played much better recently as they’ve only allowed 4 goals in their last 2 games which in contrast to the 8 goals allowed in their first 2 games is showing signs of improvement. The match lagged on at a snails pace, back passes and long balls to nowhere were the norm. The game remained deadlocked until OUA’s #10 Pease slotted one home giving Oaklyn a 1-0 lead they would carry until the final whistle. Another win for OUA and a loss for New Wave FC allows Oaklyn United Academy to move up one spot to claim 3rd place in the standings. While another goal-less outing for Grape Train FC has them dancing dangerously with relegation in 10th place. GTFC need help offensively and with the roster lock in place, they’ll need to make due with who they have and hope to improve sooner than later.

GOALS; Oaklyn United Academy = #10 Pease
MoM; Oaklyn United Academy = #33 Carmody

 

Sexto Division

Reporting by: Michael McKinney

Honey Badgers (1) – (3) Rapid Nightfall FC

Honey Badgers FC went into their match against Rapid Nightfall FC still reeling from their 5-5 draw against FC Ladder 15. RNFC looked to continue their winning ways in the late day match that saw more than its share of “controversial” calls.
Both teams battled it out in the midfield with Rapid Nightfall finding holes in the defense of Honey Badgers FC and their highline press. Hoping to catch RNFC offside with their high trap, Honey Badgers fell victim to poor timing and execution resulting in a 3-1 loss to the streaking RNFC. The Badgers take the loss and occupy 5th place as Rapid Nightfall FC hold up in 3rd place.

Goals:
Honey Bandger: #9 Johnson
Rapid Nightfall #00 Fogel, #12 Freire (2)
Yellow Cards:
Honey Badgers #9 Johnson–>Reckless Challenge

Boys Do Cry (1) – (0) FC Delta

A late Friday cancellation found Boys Do Cry scrambling to find an opponent as their scheduled match against Rapid Daybreak FC was rescheduled, no reason was provided at time of this write up so one wonders… did they need more time to prep for their first game against a team who wasn’t currently in bottom half of the division? Regardless, BDC did not want to go the weekend without getting their 90mins in. FC Delta came to the rescue and really gave the newly crowned division leaders a tight match. The first 15mins saw FC Delta press and press and press to the point where BDC’s keeper and man of the match Matt Duggan was forced into 2 key saves. One being on 1v1 which he read correctly and the other being a masterful PK save for a hand ball that was called just before half. Shortly before the 50th minute Boys Do Cry finally breakthrough with a play that started on the wing and ended with a great game winning goal by #23 Rohan – The last 35+ minutes of the game saw BDC absorb an onslaught from FC Delta who at times, appeared to be playing a 1-1-8 formation?? (not sure of the accuracy of that as I am not sure what would best describe “a sh!t ton of attacking players” as per BDC captain Andrew Stevens) but the defense held its line and BDC got the clean sheet, the win and take over 1st place. FC Delta who would have liked to see at least a draw find themselves in 4th place.

Goals: Boys Do Cry: #23 Rohan
Yellow Cards: FC Delta: Durant – unsporting behavior
Man Of the Match – Boys Do Cry Matt Duggan

Still Processing FC (4) – (2) Telle Bouche

Some games seem to happen just to showcase the skillset of a specific player or playing style. When Still Processing FC battled it out with Telle Bouche FC it appeared we were all just watching Still Processing FC’s #14 Ventura put on a clinic that displayed his talents as a playmaker and a leader on the pitch. Not to be outshined, TB FC’s #3 Phy continued his goal scoring way as he netted a brace in the 2-4 loss to Still Processing that saw 4 goals by 4 different players for the victors. Even though 4 different players scored for Still Processing they all agreed Ventura’s contribution to the game was influential in their win and continued success going forward. Still Processing rides the coattails of their star player to a 4-2 win that moves them into 7th place and the loss drops Telle Bouche FC into 6th place.

Goals: Still Processing:#14 Ventura, #6 Namid, #3 Connolly, #9 Prado
Telle Bouche: #3 Phy (2 goals)
Man of Match: Still Processing #14 Ventura

FC Ladder 15 (1) – (2) FC BTC

In a battle of winless teams FC Ladder 15 took on a FC BTC squad that much like FC LADDER was looking to get their first victory of the season. Both teams came out in their respective formations of “I guess ill play up top if you want to stay in the middle and defend” also known as 4-?-? – With ball movement that was the equivalent of watching teams field players suffering from Gomerpedia, the pace of the game was lacking to say the least. On one hand you had FC Ladder 15 with their sharp looking kits running around playing defense even when they had the ball in FC BTC’s half and on the other hand you had FC BTC who’s players wear the blue tee’s you find in the “bedazzle a tee” section at your neighborhood Michaels. Bad touches and bad taste in attire aside, both teams played 90mins and one team scored more goals than the other. Good stuff. FC BTC got their first win of the season and find themselves in their highest position of the standings for far this season occupying 8th place while the loss has FC Ladder 15 slide down to 9th place.

FC Ladder 15 – Goal – Cruz Nunez
Cautions -Casollo for unsporting
FC BTC – Goals – (Cravitz) — (Shultz)
Cautions- Yunga for unsporting

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