The White Reserves dominated a hard working yet overmatched Mineola Portuguese side in the Semi-Final of the D’Arpino State Cup a few weeks ago. CPR enjoyed the better of the play in the first half, but Mineola managed to create a few chances off of some dangerous looking long balls. Right before half Lasse latched onto a long ball and managed to slot it past the keeper to bring CPR in at the half up 1-0.
CPR came out on fire in the second half looking dangerous every time down the pitch. The second goal came off a corner when Dan C flicked a near post ball from Dan R past the keeper. Chris Brown then decided he felt like scoring. On a driving run from right fullback he laced a shot from distance with the left peg just inside the far post. Browny wasn’t done as he found himself in the penalty area again with the ball at his feet again, and cooly placed it past the helpless Mineola keeper, assist from Riso. Mineola managed to clip one back as they pushed more numbers forward, but never posed a real threat to CPR. Norelli dashed all dreams of a comeback with a brave header after a long throw from Dan C. was nodded on by Matt that found Norelli leaning in for CPR’s fifth goal. Final score 5-1.
Squad: Chris B, Matt, Toph, Sol, Archie, Dan R, Dan C, Lasse, Jacopo, Norelli, Jon
Subs: Mark, Andres