CPR Blacks Matchday 2 loss 3-2 to Gotham Argo

Sep 19 2011 Published by under Blacks

The Blacks played  Sunday night under the lights at Pier 40.  A beautiful night, perfect for some soccer.

CPR Blacks played a competitive and intense game with Gotham Argos.

Argos struck first about 15 minutes in when they dispossessed CPR’s midfield and countered down the left flank.  The Argo forward made a nice move and  struck the ball well. The blast was saved nicely by John Zubak but unfortunately the rebound fell to the feet of another Argo striker and he calmly swept the ball into the open net.

In response, CPR picked up the pace and started to put pressure on the Argos.  After a nice build up, gritty midfielder Aaron Smith volleyed a rocket past the Argo keeper only to be foiled by the underside of the crossbar.  The ball ricocheted straight down and was eventually cleared by the Argo defense.  CPR would not be denied however and were soon awarded a corner kick.  Eric Englers right footed corner kick, (from the left) curved into the side netting for a deserved equalizer.

Minutes later, an unlucky bounce left an Argo midfielder wide open in the box and they capitalized. CPR defenders went for a header only to see the second ball squirt out to the unmarked Argo and he finished well.

Again CPR came had to come from behind and they tied it minutes before half.   Mike Sevchek created some room for himself on top of the 18 with a few nice moves and  he found himself alone.  The small window of opportunity was all he needed and he cranked a left footer into the upper 90. A beautiful goal. One to remember.

The fantastic strike left CPR  feeling good going into the half with score tied at 2.

The 2nd half was a back and forth.  It got a little rough and a couple players from both sides had to come off due ankle and knee injuries.

As the game wore on CPR ran into trouble building out of the back and gave Argo multiple counter attacks.  The defense had to work hard and they bent but never broke. John Zubak even stopped a 1 on 1 breakaway to keep the game level.

Unfortunately Argo was able to take the lead on a corner kick which was expertly headed home. John Zubak got a mitt on the ball but it trickled into the side netting.

Despite a few late pushes up the field, CPR was unable to get a quality opportunity and time ran out on us.

Final score 3-2.

Goals: Engler, Sevchek

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