Archive for: April, 2012

Results from 4/29/12

Apr 30 2012 Published by under Club

Womens Red drew 1-1 with Scala

Womens White lost to NY Magic Reserves 4-0

Men’s White  drew 0-0 with Polonia SC

Men’s White Reserves drew 0-0 with Polonia SC

Men’s Red lost to Manhattan Celtic 4-0

Men’s Red Reserves lost to Manhattan Celtic 5-3

Men’s Black drew2-2 with FC Gwardia PLNY

Old Boys drew 1-1 with Pele SC

Men’s Gray drew 1-1 with Nieuw Amsterdam

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10 Men White Reserves Advance to State Cup Semi-finals in PK’s

Apr 26 2012 Published by under Whites

The White Reserves put forth an inspired and courageous performance Sunday on Randall’s Island to overcome a host of obstacles and advance in state cup.  CPR was dealt the unfortunate hand of going down to 10 men after the first 5 minutes.  Norelli had a few choice words for the referee, which were followed by a misinterpreted incident involving some spit.  The official mistakenly thought he was spit on, but the laws of physics would strongly beg to differ in this matter.  There goes our annual sportsmanship award.

Despite being a man down CPR played an impressive game, keeping a large amount of possession and stopping every CD Iberia attack they could muster.  The White Reserves managed a few second half breaks that could not be finished off.  The best CD Iberia effort was a shot from distance that came off the post in a frightening moment for CPR.  The sides could not be separated and full time came with no score 0-0.

Being a State-Cup Quarterfinal we went right into penalties.  CPR showed their composure converting their first four penalties taken by Andy Ma, Toph, Mark, and Dan C.  Jon managed to make a save, which brought Muzz up with a chance for the win, but the CD Iberia keeper had other ideas and made a nice save.  The shootout continued with Lasse, Matt, Nick, and Chris B making the next 4 CPR penalties.  Jon then saved one, missed one, and then saved their GK’s penalty.  This brought up Andy Ma for a second time with the opportunity to win it and he calmly slotted the ball home for a 9-8 win in PK’s

Starters:  Jon-GK, Chris Brown.-D, Nick Rudd-D, Matt Geswell-D, Andy Ma-D, Brian-M, Toph Clarke-M, Dan C.-M, Mark S.-M, Steve M.-F, Chris Norelli-F

Sub:  Lasse

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Firsts’ Salvage Draw

Apr 26 2012 Published by under Whites

The firsts played their game against 10 men, but had to contend with a terrible pitch, and cold and rainy conditions. We found it hard to get a breakthrough against a resolute Croatian defense, and on one of the oppositions few attacks conceded in the first half. We came out stronger in the second period but continually failed to make a positive connection in the final third. We pushed more players forward at the end and with 5 minutes to go Andy West connected a header from Eli’s driven cross and salvaged some pride and a very valuable point. Everyone battled till the end and we have to take that fighting spirit into these last 3 big league games….


TEAM: Ben, Andy Ma, Mike Nel, Conor, Shane, Danny D, Andy, Dave, Eli, Kwesi, Kyle – SUBS: Dan B

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OldBoys pull a Tottenham, or is it a West Ham or a Liverpool?

Apr 25 2012 Published by under OldBoys

Written by Mark Becker..

There’s a strong argument to be made for each. Like Tottenham we started the season strong only to slide in the table. Like West Ham we’re good at making a mess of things, narrowly missing out on great opportunities and breaking our fans’s hearts. LikeLiverpoolwe consistently work our arses off, look like a quality side but fail to score. Hmmm….perhaps it’s actually Tottenham, West Ham andLiverpoolwho are pulling an Oldboys?

Anyway, we brought a strong side to face the Barnstonworth in the cup. As is tradition, Engler and Willie joined us again for the Saunders Cup with Blacks leading scorer, Chris Valentine, stepping in to help lift the OldBoys lackluster goal scoring. The OldBoys proved the better team in the run of play but Barnstonworth proved better at finishing limited opportunities. Barnstonworth took the lead in the 20th minute on a corner. CPR had a chance to clear the danger but after a couple failed attempts the opposition pounced. 1-0 Barnstonworth. The OldBoys took it personally and proceeded to dominate possession and create quality opportunities the rest of the first half. In the 40th minute Teesdale made a supporting run up the left flank, as the ball was played wide to him in the box he took a couple touches past his man and place a pinpoint cross to Chris Valentine on the back post. 1-1. The OldBoys continued the pressure earning corners but the opportunities didn’t yield a second goal before the break. The OldBoys backline was rock solid and didn’t allow Barnstonworth’s attack to build any momentum.

The OldBoys were full of confidence and came out swinging in the second half. Aggressive play and possession began to wear down the opposition but to their credit they remained organized, cleared dangerous situations and played smart. Barnstonworth are probably the most organized and disciplined side as we’ll face all year (well, along with Celtic). Their strategy was to not make any mistakes and try to convert the limited chances they created. Midway through the second half Barnstonworth earned a free kick just outside the box that was well struck low, through several legs. Telly didn’t see much of it until the last second and threw his body in the way deflecting it over the bar. Well saved by old man Telly but we’d like to see another theatrical diving save like last week…c’mon Telly.

The OldBoys continued to control the midfield by outworking Barnstonworth but for all of the possession we enjoyed it didn’t result in enough goal-scoring threats in the final third of the field. With 15 minutes left it felt like the OldBoys were on the verge of breaking through when Barnstonworth took advantage of a ball CPR should have cleared near the halfway line. Barnstonworth had two very good attacking options and when #9 found the ball on his feet 1v1 with Telly he left no doubt tucking the ball just inside the post. 2-1 to Barnstonworth, completely against the run of play. Ugh.

The OldBoys played the final 15 minutes with 3 at the back and 3 up top but couldn’t find the equalizer. It sucks to get knocked out of the cup after playing so well but that’s just football.

Competition: Barnstonworth OldBoys. Saunders Cup.

Location: Forrest Hills HS

Conditions:England,Ireland,Scotland…take your pick.

Result: 1:2 (1:1 at half)

Goals: Chris Valentine (assist Teesdale)

Mike D’s: none

Conboy’s aka Reverse Mike D’s:

Old Man of the Match: We were pissed off about losing and forgot to vote. Lots of guys had a great game.

Mr. Glass Award: Gavin with a pulled hammy

Old Man of the Bar: none

El Presidente: none

Team bar showing: 6 out of 16

Team bar night: 2 out of 5

Team: Telly, Paulo, Gavin, Resnik, Teesdale, Dan Ault, Dan Hollins, Alex, Becker, Stower, Steve Morse, Engler, Chris Valentine, Willie, Andy Jones, Declan

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CPR White vs. Rovers – ouch again

Apr 25 2012 Published by under Womens Whites

Despite the cold rain and imminent nor’easter, this past Sunday the Whites fielded a full team with 3 subs to spare. An unexpected number of us baring neon sports bras (good thing we didn’t have any fans), we came out strong against the Rovers, connecting passes and moving the ball up the field. However, mid-way through the first half we were taken off-guard by a shot rocketed from outside the 18, hitting its mark high in the top of our net. We held off the Rovers through the first half, but shortly into the second, a cross from the right-side found its way into the mouth of the goal. Despite our tight marking, somehow a Rover got her head on the ball and directed it into the net.  We had a few shots in the second half, including a close one from Kelly that the goalie bobbled and sent over the top of the crossbar, but we were unable to overcome the elements and score any goals. The Whites played hard, but ended with a 0-2 loss and won’t be advancing further in the state cup.

Kudos to Jo in goal, handling with aplomb the unpredictable trajectory of a wet ball on slick turf for 90 minutes (or 80 min due to the ref’s inexplicable decision to shorten the game). Despite the loss, we’re ready to come out strong against Magic next weekend.

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Midweek League Cup

Apr 24 2012 Published by under Club

Mens White snuck in a midweek game tonight, and came out with a 5-0 win in the League Cup (quarters) over Homnetmen



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Schedule for 4/29

Apr 23 2012 Published by under Club

Womens Red @ Scala, 9am East 6th St

Womens White vs NY Magic Reserves, 11am East 6th St.

Men’s White  at Polonia SC, 2pm McCarren Park

Men’s White Reserves t Polonia SC, 12 noon McCarren Park

Men’s Red vs Manhattan Celtic, 2pm Randalls #75

Men’s Red Reserves vs Manhattan Celtic, 12noon Randalls #75

Men’s Black vs FC Gwardia PLNY, 8am, Randalls #74

Old Boys vs Pele SC, 8:15pm Randalls #75

Men’s Gray @ Nieuw Amsterdam, 9am Randalls #84

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Results from 4/22

Apr 23 2012 Published by under Club

Womens White were knocked out of the State Cup by Rovers1, 0-2

Men’s White drew 1-1 with NY Croatia  out in Boonton, NJ

Men’s White Reserves beat CD Iberia in penalties (D’Arpino Cup) and advance to the semi’s

CPR Old Boys lost 1-2 to Barnstonworth  Old Boys (Saunders Cup)

Men’s Gray beat Hoboken FC,  3-1, and secure a top 2 finish in their division

Womens Red, Men’s Red/Reserves and Men’s Black all had the weekend off

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Schedule For 4/22

Apr 17 2012 Published by under Club

Womens White vs Rovers1, 11am East 6th Street (State Cup)

Men’s White vs NY Croatia  4pm Croatian Rec. Center – Boonton, NJ

Men’s White Reserves @ CD Iberia, 10am Randalls #75 (D’Arpino Cup)

CPR Old Boys@ Barnstonworth  Old Boys,  9:30am Forest Hills High School (Saunders Cup)

Men’s Gray @ Hoboken FC, 1oam Randalls #74

Womens Red, Men’s Red/Reserves and Men’s Black all have the weekend off



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Disappointing Loss for Firsts’

Apr 17 2012 Published by under Club, Whites

The Firsts’ lost 3-0 to Manhattan Kickers on Sunday. We did not play to our ability at all and while we were admittedly far from being at full strength with several key players away and injured – and having to juggle 3 first team players pulling out on the morning of the game – that still does not excuse not reaching the level of performance we have come to expect from each other to compete in this league. Fitness levels and team shape were of particular concern.


TEAM: Ben, Chris B, Pat W, Mike Nel, Danny D, Dan Riz, Dave, Conor, Eli, George, Kwesi – SUBS: Dan, Chris N

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