We finished our regular league schedule on Sunday with a tough loss to the Greek Americans reserves.
The whites reserves went up early when the Greeks’ keep failed to clear a CPR corner and big man Nick Rudd composed himself to smash the ball into the open net. But the Rangers’ lead would not last. Late in the first half, the referee gave a questionable-at-best penalty, which the Greeks’ shooter failed to convert on his first chance. The ref called it back, citing confusion over the whistle and on the second attempt the Greeks converted, leveling the score 1-1.
In the second half, a lapse in concentration on a Greek direct kick just outside the box resulted in a second goal, and CPR went down 2-1. The nail on the coffin was driven home when a mix up at the back saw CPR’s goal scorer inadvertently turn one in on his own net.
Despite the lack of luck, CPR continued to work and succeeded in pulling one back when Archie squared the ball across the goal for Dan Riso to finish off some intricate passing around the box. Unfortunately, the 3rd goal wouldn’t come.