The CPR Whites made up for their three previous dismal league performances, and with a BANG ended the 2012-2013 1st Division season by beating the NY Pancyprian Freedoms by a score of 5-2 in front of a roaring crowd of fans at Belson Stadium on the evening Mothers’ Day.
In addition to a stellar Pancyprian attack, the Whites had to battle a strong wind and sun during the 45 minutes; they played it well. The half ended at 1-1 with the Pancyprians going up 1-0 in the 27th minute followed by an equalizer by Lasse Kokko in the 32nd minute.
Manager Yuval Lion sent the Whites back onto the pitch in the second half with their heads held high. However, a miscommunication on a cross resulted in an early and easy open net goal in the 51st minute by the Pancyprians. Despite that, Eli Vovsha equalized 3 minutes later on a clinical finish on the ground and far post. The game remained 2-2 until Lasse Kokko gave CPR the go-ahead goal. Two more goals were added by Andy West and again Lasse Kokko for his hat-trick!
Team: Ben, Paul Racines, Mike Ne, Nick, Pat O, Andy W, Karl, Eli, Lasse, Charlie, Josh. Subs: Carlos, Pat W, Baha’a