Coming off a 3rd consecutive win in all competitions, CPR Reds Reserves went into the early post-Halloween match against NYPD-Brishna with high confidence.
The Reds found themselves defending a lot in the 1st half and ended up letting in 2 goals off set pieces. The Reds did create some chances down the left flank with runs by winger Ethan and left back Kevin which all started with great defensive plays by CAM Kyle Stephenson and debutant CDM Ben Cole.
Fitness and fatigue set in for the Reds who only had 11 players to start and they fell back 3-0 early in the 2nd half. With about 15 minutes to play the Reds finally got their chance. A mistake by Brishna in the center of the park led to a succession of quick passes and the ball landing at the feet of Marty ‘Party’ Kelly. With a quick look up, he found the run of Hendo who calmly placed the ball into the right corner. It was his 2nd goal of the season and 1st of the game for the Reds.
The final score was 4-1 and the Reds win streak ended at 3. They will look to rebound against Stal Mielec on Sunday.
Sunday November 8th:
Women’s Red @ Rovers, 11am East 6th (State Cup)
Women’s White vs. NYC United, 1pm East 6th (State Cup)
Men’s White Reserves vs. Manhattan Celtic, 4pm Icahn Stadium
Men’s White vs. Manhattan Celtic, 6pm Icahn Stadium
Men’s Red Reserves @ Stal Mielec NY, 4pm McCarren Park
Men’s Red @ Stal Mielec NY, 6pm McCarren Park
The Old Boys vs Guyana Veterans, 12pm Randalls #74
The Grays @ Megas Alexandros, 12pm Van Buren HS
The Legends @ Manhattan Celtic Masters, 9pm Pier 40 Courtyard East
Sunday November 1st:
Women’s Red beat Rovers 3-1. Goals: Jill Mansfeild 2 and Christina Eckhart 1
@ NYC United, 4pm Randalls #44 (POSTPONED)
Men’s White Reserves beat Polonia 2-1. Goals: Ryan and Tyler
Men’s White lost 1-2 to Polonia. Goal: Kwesi
Men’s Red Reserves lost 1-4 to NYPD-Brishna FC. Goal: Hendo DeRuiter
Men’s Red drew 1-1 with NYPD-Brishna FC. Goal: Andrew Fisher
The Old Boys get 3 points off Barnstonworth Rovers Old Boys, who (e)mailed it in with a Saturday forfeit
The Grays beat BW Gottschee Over-30 5-1. Goals: McNally (2), Kennedy (2), and Bahaa
The Legends beat SC Eintracht 2-1. Goals from Hakan Nizam and Chris Williams.