CPR fell to a very well organized Pancypriot side on Sunday evening. CPR started nervy, a wayward pass was latched onto by the Cypriots but Dan Roth at center half did well to get back and cover.
CPR then found their footing in the game and had more extended period of possession. Sebastian and Matt had some joy down the left. At one point CPR outnumbered the Cypriots in attack but Duffy’s through ball to Andy was cut out when maybe Bruce was the better option, as he was free inside the box. At the other end Pablo made a fantastic save down low to his left to stop a certain goal and both sides went in at the break scoreless.
CPR started the second half brightly. Duffy had a chance to play in Andy again but this time over hit his pass. The Cypriots then took a stronghold on the game and made good use of space. CPR couldn’t get their foot on the ball and the Cypriot’s pressure soon paid off when they scored a goal with a rasping shot from outside the box.
The game got stretched and the Cypriots started to slow things down. A corner for CPR resulted in a scramble in the box that ended with Bruce’s shot being saved by their keeper. With CPR pushing for an equalizer the Cypriots played a quick ball down the right and crossed for their striker to finish to make it 2-0.
CPR continued to fight and push for a goal but it remained out of their grasp. It was a frustrating night for the men in red but the defeat wasn’t due to a lack of effort.
Yellows: Seb and Duffy.
Pablo, Clarke, Roth, Bruce, Pedro, Bo, Duffy, Sebastian, Morsey, Engler, Andy, Brandon, Matt, Kev, Brekkie, Ernie.