Archive for: May, 2013

FIRSTS COME UP JUST SHORT AGAIN

May 07 2013 Published by under Whites

A calm spring evening at Aviator Field in Brooklyn saw CPR Whites take on league leaders United FC. The game – a must win for CPR – started very brightly, with some early pressure from United testing the whites defense. Playing in a compact 4-5-1, the whites were able to see off United’s attempts to break through, which took the form of short passing around the 18 yard box or playing out to the wings in an attempt to force crosses from their tricky wingers. When chances did come United’s way, some resolute goal keeping from Ben prevented them from taking the lead. After finding some rhythm at the back, CPR themselves saw chances to break forward, with the best opportunity of the first half falling to two CPR players who were unlucky to not meet Danny Rizo’s fizzing cross which somehow alluded the onrushing Lasse and Andy West. No luck. One further point-blank save from Ben capped a mediocre first half, leaving both team’s feeling the need to raise the bar in the second 45.

As such, United came out stronger in the second half and got the lead their pressure and possession deserved. Some great work down the right wing and eventual cut back in to the box saw a shot redirect itself into the path of an attacker, who found himself in space, in front of goal, with the easy task of rolling the ball past Ben Lucki. At this juncture, with CPR needing to push forward, some astute tactical changes saw a switch to 4-4-2, with Mike Nieraith moving into midfield from center half. The result was a much more flowing game, often end-to-end, but ultimately one which gave CPR the upper hand to play with more freedom and harass the United back line. Some great combination play through the middle and on both wings gave United several problems. CPR were unfortunate not to equalize after some goal-mouth scrambles and a flashing Kwiesi header from Mike’s cross which flew agonizingly wide of the post. A picture book moment, denied.

In the end, both sides exchanged fluid counter attacks, capping off a very entertaining second half which was played at a quality tempo, by two good teams. CPR deserved a draw but its wasn’t to be. Had the game gone on, it was only matter of time.

Team: Ben Lucki, Mike Nieraeth, Mike Nelson, Shane Lennon, Nick Rudd, Andy West, Karl Sjostrom, Lasse Kokko, Dan Riso, Josh, Kwesi, Subs: Eli, Robbo, Charles

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Cinco de Mayo Results

May 05 2013 Published by under Club

CPR Womens lost to Battle Row, 1-2

CPR Womens White drew 1-1 with NY Smoking Aces

CPR Mens White  lost 2-3 to Landsdowne Bhoys

CPR Mens White Reserve drew 2-2 with Landsdowne Bhoys

CPR Mens Red  forfeited to  Landsdowne Bhoys

CPR Mens Black  beat NIFA 4-2

CPR Grays had a BYE

CPR Old Boys beat Guyana Veterans B 4-2

CPR Legends rested, Banatul had forfeited Sunday’s 9pm game in advance

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Cinco De Mayo Schedule

May 03 2013 Published by under Club

CPR Womens Red @ Battle Row, 6pm somewhere

CPR Womens White vs. NY Smoking Aces, 3pm East 6th

CPR Mens White  vs. Landsdowne Bhoys, 5pm Randalls #90

CPR Mens White Reserve vs. Landsdowne Bhoys, 3pm Randalls #90

CPR Mens Red vs. Landsdowne Bhoys, 9am Tibbets Brook Park #2

CPR Mens Black  vs. NIFA, 2pm Randalls #74

CPR Grays have a BYE

CPR Old Boys @ Guyana Veterans B, 2pm Bushwick Inlet (Williamsburg)

CPR Legends can rest, Banatul already forfeited Sunday’s 9pm game

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Whites Reserves Settle for a Point, 1-1 vs United FC Reserves

May 02 2013 Published by under Club, Whites

On a nice Sunday afternoon at Aviator Field, the reserves put great effort into the game and worked tirelessly against a young, talented and well-drilled team in United FC Reserves. After a slightly shaky start we found our feet and rhythm putting together some nice periods of play. New signing, Charles Fayet, proved to be a smart and tireless runner as the lone striker and provided a great outlet. We took the lead midway through the half as Charles held up the ball in the final third and found Ma outside the box, who lashed a stunning shot that rebounded down from the underside of the crossbar and left the goal keeper stranded. A lively Paul Racines was the quickest to react and poked the ball into the open net. We kept on with a high level of play, but just before the break a well worked United move found as level as a cross was expertly cushioned to the approaching striker who found the bottom corner of the net. The second period saw us keep working hard, but we were obviously tired and could not mount as many attacks. Still, the defense held firm and Jon made some important shots to give us the point. This performance was encouraging as we look forward to the last few games of the season and next year.

Line up: Jon (K), Chris Brown (RB), Pat White (CB), Mike Coons (CB), Andy Ma (LB), Paul Racines (LM), Tom Clark (CM), Archie (CDM), Andres (RM), Devon (CAM), Charles Favet (F)

Subs: Alex (LM), Toph (CDM)

 

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