Archive for: March, 2014


Mar 31 2014 Published by under Whites

CPR 1sts, full of positivity from the previous weekend’s victory over Pancyprians, trekked up to Yonkers this past weekend for their game against Lansdowne with high hopes. Lansdowne entered the game with a tidy sequence of wins behind them, needing a win to ensure their place in the knock-out stages; whilst CPR 1sts required three points to climb into second place in the league. With everything to play for, fans waited impatiently, and bravely given the miserable weather conditions, for a thrilling affair.

The game began with a high-tempo and both teams had shots on goal in the early exchanges. The difficult playing conditions were evidently frustrating both sides; however, Lansdowne settled quicker and then began imposing their game on CPR 1sts. The game stayed tied until approx. 30 mins in when – with the run of play – Lansdowne broke the deadlock, and another goal put them 2-0 up before the half-time whistle blew.

CPR 1sts re-grouped during the half-time break and returned to pitch reinvigorated, but unfortunately any hopes were then dashed quickly as Lansdowne grabbed a third. Later came a fourth and fifth goal for Lansdowne, allowing them to close-out another win and secure the conference title in style. They look to be strong contenders in the play-offs and also have their fingers in the National Championship pie.

For the deflated CPR 1sts, all is not lost. Whilst this proved to be a setback, yes, CPR 1sts challenge for the second play-off spot remains strong with a few games still to play.

…and with that, it is onto the next game we go!

Squad: Ben, Conor, Riso, Mike N, Pat, Justin, Shane, Nick, George, Edgar, Dan Z (Subs: Haakon, Alex, Carlos)


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Short-handed CPR Blacks fall 0-5 in derby

Mar 30 2014 Published by under Blacks, Club

CPR Reds defeated a 10 man CPR Blacks 5-0 on 23-March in Metro 1 derby action.

CPR Blacks wish their intra-club counterparts the best of luck in remaining season.

Next up for CPR Blacks, a re-match vs Gotham Argo. Gotham Argo and CPR Blacks are currently fighting for right to remain in Metro 1.

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Results from March 30th games

Mar 30 2014 Published by under Club

Women’s Red thumped Scala 7-1

Women’s White drew 1-1 with NY Magic Reserves

Men’s White were shut out 0-5 by Landsdowne Bhoys (link to match report)

Men’s White Reserves fell 1-2 to Landsdowne Bhoys

Men’s Red drew 2-2 with FC Gwardia PLNY

Men’s Black didn’t get to play as Gotham Argo forfeited with some player pass issues

Grays didn’t fare well against Manhattan Kickers Premier, let’s leave it at that.

Old Boys lost 0-1 t0 Nieuw Amsterdam

Legends beat Hoboken FC 2-0 (link to Manny’s match report)

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Mar 28 2014 Published by under Whites

The Central Park Rangers Whites Reserves opened up the second half of the season with another clean sheet, and left Brooklyn Bridge Park, Field 5, with a deserved, however somewhat unconvincing, 3 points.

In their return to league play, the Reserves were keen to keep within striking distance of league leaders NYAC, and more importantly, maintain possession of the all-important final post season position in the league table.  Against a Pancyprian team with only 6 points on the campaign, anything less than three points was a failure.
After a timid first quarter of an hour, the men in white capitalized in the middle of a spell of offensive chances, with Alberto connecting well on a half-volley strike to the opposite corner, side netting, the cross coming in from the right side from newcomer Evan.  Following the goal, the match settled back in and both sides seemed satisfied to carry it out to half, with the lone goal separating the two.
At the opening of the second half, CPR appeared a bit rejuvenated, with reports from the sideline coming in that team manager, Eli Vovsha, really laced in to the underwhelming group at the break.  And it wasn’t long before his words were proven effective, as his soon-to-be roommate, Daniel Coccaro, netted from within the opponents box.  A bouncing ball fell seemingly perfectly for the crafty Brazilian to apply a clean strike off his weaker (arguably) left foot across the face of goal.  2-0 to the Rangers, and an early housewarming present to the manager.
If there was any hope of a Pancyprian comeback, it certainly faded with the goal, as the young and immature Greek side all but turned it in after.  In-fighting and a lack of any visible drive to get one back resulted with the concession of a third, coming from Carlos on an easy near-post finish, after a dribbling spell of 10 or 12 touches unpressured.
Soon after, the final whistle blew, the final score Whites 3, Blues 0.  Hats off to Jon and the consistently strong defensive unit, their 9th shutout in 11 league fixtures, with their last goal conceded on October 6th, 2013.
Squad: Jon, Brian, Tom, Mike C, Alberto, Evan, Tomer, Haakon, Andy, Norelli, Brent, Carlos, Greg, Ben, Dan C, Mike D, Archie, Alex

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CPR Whites Surpass Pancyprians in League Standings

Mar 28 2014 Published by under Whites

It was a hard fought match Sunday at Brooklyn Bridge Park between The Whites and Pancyprians.  The Pancyprians came out strong in the first 15 minutes with some spirited runs down the flanks and quick counter attacks.  They were putting on the pressure, but due to some stout defending from CPR, the Pancyprians were unable to create any dangerous chances.  As CPR settled in they began to show that they were the better team on this day.  Kwesi, Riso, and George seemed to find acres of space going forward and looked dangerous.  The Whites created numerous chances, skillfully getting behind the Pancyprian backline.  Despite this pressure, some bad luck (Riso in on goal and George hits the post) and some excellent goal keeping kept CPR out of the back of the net, and they went into halftime at 0-0.

The Whites continued to pressurize in the second half creating chance after chance.  Again the Pancyprians goalkeeper managed to show his quality turning away many CPR attempts.  The Whites remained patient as the half wore on, and finally found a break through when Kwesi steam-rolled past the back line and was dragged down from behind for an obvious penalty.  Conor stepped up and smashed the spot kick into the lower left corner.  Virtually unstoppable.  The Pancyprians threw players and long balls forward for the last few minutes and looked dangerous at times.  The CPR back line held firm and dealt with everything that came their way.  Ben was solid as ever, claiming anything in his vicinity.  CPR had broken the Pancyprians spirits as the final seconds ticked away and The Whites kept the ball in the corner.  As the final whistle blew the screams of frustration from the Pancyprian players and supporters could be heard throughout the five boroughs.  Final score 1-0, and CPR leapfrogged the Pancyprians moving into 3rd in the league standings.

Squad:  Ben (GK), Justin (D), Nick (D), Mike N (D), Matt (D), Josh (M), Conor (M), Riso (M), George (M), Dan Z (M), Kwesi (F)

Subs:  Shane, Alex, Evan, Ben H

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Schedule for Sunday March 30th

Mar 26 2014 Published by under Club

Women’s Red vs. Scala, 1pm East 6th Street

Women’s White vs. NY Magic Reserves, 9am East 6th Street

Men’s White @ Landsdowne Bhoys, 6pm Tibbets Brook Park

Men’s White Reserves @ Landsdowne Bhoys, 4pm Tibbets Brook Park

Men’s Red vs. FC Gwardia PLNY, 6pm Randalls #74

Men’s Black vs. Gotham Argo, 4pm Randalls #74

Grays @ Manhattan Kickers Premier, 2pm Randalls #74

Old Boys @ Nieuw Amsterdam , 2pm Randalls#72

Legends vs. Hoboken FC 1912 Veterans, 10am Randalls’s #72

…and then we’ll see you at the pub

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Legends unlucky to lose top of the table clash against BW Gottschee

Mar 24 2014 Published by under Legends

The Legends were looking to repeat their victory in a game against BW Gottschee that was so ill tempered that for the first time in their history the Legends had to request linesman be present in the future to protect themselves.  This game also produced a number of hard tackles, but thanks to the presence of the linesman and a no nonsense Aussie referee there were no unnecessary shenanigans.  The shorthanded Legends took the lead early but despite having several chances could not convert, which came back to haunt them when a late first half corner resulted in a handball and converted penalty.

At 1-1 the Legends continued to have the run of the play, but apart from hitting the post could not get the breakthrough they needed.  Once again, a corner helped Gottschee as the wind affected a corner that stand in goalie Resnik could only palm onto the crossbar which was converted at the far post. Gottschee were able to park the bus and earn a critical victory.

Competition: BW Gottschee, League Opposition

Location: Randalls Island #75

Conditions: Cold & Very Windy

Fans: Street’s girlfriend

Result: 1-2 (1-1 at H/T)

Goals:  1:0 Pritchard unassisted

Yellow Cards: Pritchard

Red Card: None.

Mike D’s aka No Shows: None.  Though Dan was hurt in the proceeding Grays game so was unable to play

Conboy’s aka Reverse Mike D’s: None

”Mr. Glass” Fragility/Old Man Injury Award: None.

Old Man of the Match: Luciano.  Dealt with 2 tricky strikers and gave up no good chances during run of play.

Old Man of the Bar: Resnik.  All the other Legends left at 830pm.  Resnik stayed on with a mix of folks from other teams until 11pm

El Presidente (new award for Old Men who don’t make it to game but come to the bar): None.

Team Bar Showing: 7 out of 13 (54%)

Team Bar Night: 3 out of 5: 2 solid hours from 630pm to 830pm for Legends core. Lots of drinks and food.  2 CPR Oldboys joined us, and were next to a full table of CPR Whites. A mix containing players from Grays, Reds, Legends, & Womens Reds continued on for couple more hours.

Team (No new profiles this week): Mark Resnik (GK), Luciano Belizan (DF), Pete Hahn (DF), Lars Murray (DF), Chris Muro (DF), Dan Ochoa, Sean Street, Chris Jee, Tony Vamvouris, James Dolan, John Hodges, Dave Kovel, Steve Pritchard


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CPR White vs. Kickers – 3/16/2014

Mar 24 2014 Published by under Womens Whites

CPR Whites played a strong game against Kickers. We had a lot of pressure and were getting some chances up top. We finally broke through and scored after a great cross in from Jess on the left, dummied by Mallory, and then a shot to the back post by Al. It ended up being the only goal of the game, however we are looking to start scoring some more goals as the season continues.

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Derby day belongs to CPR Reds!

Mar 24 2014 Published by under Reds

The first game of the Reds spring campaign saw them take on fellow CPR team and league strugglers, The Blacks. Both sides were struggling to field a team, the Reds having the bare 11 and the Blacks only being able to muster up 10 men for the occasion.

With this being the first game of the season and both teams having no subs, combined with the match being played on the largest pitch known to man there was sure to be some tired legs come the full time whistle.

The Reds enjoyed the majority of the possession throughout aside from a few wayward passes from the rusty boots of players who haven’t kicked a ball since December. The Reds got the breakthrough goal with a fine strike from Paul who found the top corner following a strong run and cut back from Omar, who had a great game down the right flank. The second followed shortly after. An angled free-kick into the Blacks penalty area found the Reds center-back, Sam, who headed the ball back across goal for Declan to slot home.

The half ended 2-0, with several more chances squandered by the Reds who looked dangerous going forward and solid at the back. The Blacks keeper made several notable saves, including a great diving save off a powerful drive from Phil.

The Second half started with the Reds picking up where they had left off, Declan again the scorer as the Reds went 3-0 up. Deco’s morning wasn’t finished there though as he twice jinxed his way into the Blacks penalty area, beating the tired Blacks defenders and calmly finishing to add the 4th and 5th goals, and bring his personal tally to 4 for the game.

The game became more and more stretched as legs began to get heavy and no subs to provide respite. The Blacks began to enjoy more and more possession and pressed for a consolation, but the Reds defense remained resilient, in particular Will and Sam who had excellent games and were well looked after by Jack, doing a great job in the holding midfield role.

The final whistle blew and the Reds recorded a 5-0 derby day victory.

Man of the Match: Deco. The boy scored 4 goals. A great team performance though with many candidates.

Twat of the match: Alberto and Chris……If you say you’re coming then turn up. Let the boys down!

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Results from March 23rd

Mar 23 2014 Published by under Club

in the derby: CPR Men’s Red shutout CPR Men’s Black 5-0

and for the rest of the results:

Women’s Red lost 0-3 to Rovers1

Women’s White had a BYE this weekend

Men’s White beat Pancyprians 1-0

Men’s White Reserves beat NY Pancyprians 3-0

Grays lost 1-2 to Manhattan Kickers

Old Boys beat Tesoro, 2-1

Legends lost 1-2 @ BW Gottschee

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