Archive for: October, 2019

Results from Oct 13th

Oct 14 2019 Published by under Club

CPR White beat NY Magic Reserves 3-0, and only played with 10!  Goals: Kalie Bartholomew, Beth Kenworthy and Jess Tsao

CPR 1sts lost 0-2 Hoboken

CPR Reserves drew 1-1 with Hoboken. Goal: Maxwell Stith

CPR 3rds lost 2-4 to Shamrock.  Goals: Miguel Salazar and Rudi Alibegu

O30s DERBY: CPR Old Boys beat CPR Orange 11-0.  Goals: Elior Talmasov (4), Peter Chodacki (2), Sebastian Palacio (2), Anderson Cornwall, Sebastian Sobczak and Sekou Cox

CPR Legends vs SC Eintracht  (POSTPONED)

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Legends meet Banatul’s A team, pity the fools who bet against them

Oct 09 2019 Published by under Legends

After administering the usual thrashing of Banatul a few weeks ago, management appeared unusually cautious for this week’s cup game. A number of Banatul players that had not been used in the first match were expected to play, and the sting of losing 7-0 was supposed to light a fire under them. Quite how this match would be different given a 7 year history of domination was unclear, but it seems Legends management took it seriously. For the first time in Legends history, more players showed up than could be accommodated by the maximum 18 game day roster. Banatul themselves had a few substitutes, but the squad comparison clearly favored the Legends.

The game quickly set itself in a predictable pattern, with the Legends attacking and counterattacking with verve. Although Banatul’s roster reinforcements were clearly of a higher quality, their traditional “strategy” of having multiple players attack but not come back to defend was still in effect. Playing only 1 up front in a rare departure from the 4-4-2, the Legends were having difficulty penetrating into the penalty area with enough attackers. A lot of sound and fury was signifying not a whole lot, while Banatul started to grow into the game on the attacking side. Eventually the Legends broke through, a rampaging fullback run by Shobowale crossing in for Ciolli to finish. The Legends knew they would need a 2 goal lead to break Banatul’s spirit but defensive mishaps at the back led to an equalizer. With a few minutes to go until half time the Legends were able to take the lead, some nice interplay leading to Ciolli finishing well.

At half time CPR was confident that they could outwork and outlast Banatul, and with the large number of substitutes they had quicker rotations and started taking advantage of the spaces that were opening up, particularly down the left hand flank. Both Impey and Hahn continually made hay down the left hand side and one such foray set up the cushion the Legends were looking for. A pass into Ciolli resulted in beating the keeper but the ball going agonizingly wide. However Linehan was swift enough to retrieve and return the ball to Ciolli who this time finished at the second time of asking. The fact the Legends looked the favorites to score was more impressive given that they had been reduced to 10 men with the slightly harsh second yellow for Shobowale on contact that was greatly exaggerated by ex Legend Santiago Morales. The game continued to be somewhat chippy with plenty of hard tackles on both sides producing several bookings.


Anatomy of a dirty foul and opponent’s booking, in 4 steps. No Venkataramans were harmed (much) in the making of this collage


















Now CPR started creating an abundance of dangerous opportunities, however few of them turned into clear opportunities. Perhaps the best was Hahn to Venkataraman, whose sliding finish was a few years too late in many respects. Finally Linehan received yet another opportunity and was able to convert it on target giving the Legends a comfortable final edge. With the welcome change to a purely Over 40 cup, the Legends should start having more chances at victories in cup competitions.

Competition: Banatul SC, League Opposition

Location: Randall’s Island #74, Randall’s Island

Conditions: Warm morning

Fans: 4, Arrocha (not eligible), Carlsen, Subah (over the 18 game day maximum), El Presidente (Emergency keeper, team photographer)

Result: 4:1 HT: 2-1
1-0: Ciolli Assist Shobowale
2-1: Ciolli Assist Azzo
3-1: Ciolli Assist Linehan
4-1: Linehan Assist Ciolli

Goals: 1:1 Subah Assist Stower
2:1 Sawyer Assist Ciolli

Yellow Cards: Hahn, Linehan

Red Cards: Shobowale for 2 bookings, the second of which was harsh

Mike D’s aka No Shows: None

Conboy’s aka Reverse Mike D’s: A record number of extras showed up, especially odd considering the ease with which SportEasy displays the team members showing up for the game. Arrocha wasn’t aware of the cup age limitation. Carlsen suffered from some miscommunication over need, while Casanova and Subah both signed up a few hours before game time when the available numbers were already clearly high. Although high interest is obviously a positive problem to have, the process will have to be properly defined given people arrange their weekends around the games so they shouldn’t have playing time penalized due to the last minute whims of other players.

”Mr. Glass” Fragility/Old Man Injury Award: Given the maximum number of substitutes few people were out long enough to get injured.

Old Man of the Match: Although lots of people played well, a hattrick and an assist did not make this decision for Ciolli particularly hard. Given his impact and versatility over the first few games this could well be the first of many.

Old Man of the Bar: None.

El Presidente (Old Men who don’t make it to game but come to the bar): Morse, and more importantly Morse’s cooler made it just after the game to give people some well needed sustenance.

Statistic of the week: Now that the Legends will be playing against teams in the Cup near enough their own age, the hope is they can significantly improve their cup record from its current paltry 3 wins out of 16.

Team Bar Showing: 9 out of 18 (50%)

Team Bar Night: 3.5 out of 5. Several players stayed by the field watching Wolves glorious victory over City, then Faherty, Venkataraman, Pattinson and Subah made it to Blooms to watch Newcastle’s equally glorious victory over United.

Team (No new profiles this week): Scott Brindley (GK), Manohar Venkataraman, Neil Stower, Gavin Moore (DF), Danny Azzo, Charles Linehan (DF), Olatokumbo “Tokes” Shobowale (DF), Mark Dean (DF), Mark Ciolli, Pete Hahn (DF), Luciano Belizan (DF), Manuel Casanova, Willian D’Andrea, Tom Pattinson, Eduardo Mazzi (DF), Steve Teesdale, Mark Edmunds (DF), Chris Impey

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Schedule for Sunday Oct 13th

Oct 09 2019 Published by under Club

CPR White vs. NY Magic Reserves, 11am East 6th St.

CPR 1sts @Hoboken, 6pm Laurel Hill Park

CPR Reserves @Hoboken, 4pm Laurel Hill Park

CPR 3rds vs Shamrock, 8pm Randall’s #70

O30s DERBY: CPR Old Boys vs. CPR Orange , 11am Grand St.

CPR Legends vs SC Eintracht, 9am Grand St. (POSTPONED)

Good Luck All!!

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State Cup Results from Oct 5th and 6th

Oct 07 2019 Published by under Club

Saturday Oct 5th:

CPR 3rds lost 0-2 @ Sons of Queens, in the Strumpf Cup

Sunday Oct 6th:

CPR White beat South Shore Spirit in The Ann Rapaglia Cup.  Goals: Ellie Sweeney (2)

CPR 1sts fell 0-1 @ NY Serbia (LISFL) in Flamhaft Cup.

CPR Reserves beat NYPD in the D’Arpino Cup on PKs 10-9, after 2-2 in regulation.  Goals: Trip Burke (2) with Mike Carducci saving 4 PKs in the shootout.

CPR Old Boys beat Kickers Premier in the Marth Cup.  Goals: Sekou Cox (2) and Paul Clarke.  Match Report (link)

CPR Orange forfeited to Baisley Utd (LISFL) in the Marth Cup

CPR Legends beat Banatul in the Vargas Cup 4-1.  Goals: Mark Ciolli (3) and Charlie Linehan.

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Clarke and Cox do the Damage to Extend Old Boy’s Unbeaten Run

Oct 06 2019 Published by under OldBoys

Two goals from Sekou Cox and one from Paul Clarke sealed a hard fought win in the State Cup for the Old Boys on a windy Randall’s Island. The win extends the Boys perfect start to the season, with five wins and no goals conceded.


Kicker’s started brighter and had a series of corners, but it was CPR’s first corner on 20 minutes were the first goal came from. Paul Clark raised highest at the back post to guide in Seb Palacios’ well delivered cross past the ‘keeper, a defender on the line got a head to it but couldn’t stop the ball from hitting the net.


Kicker’s played an extra player in the middle and continued to press very high. Their only shot on goal from Kickers was a free kick from 40 yards which Mejias in goal saved comfortably. The game took on a pattern of CPR getting men behind the ball then exploding on the break. It was one of these breaks that CPR extended their lead.


The defense got the ball out fast to Sekou who ran from his own half past two Kickers’ attackers deep into the Kicker’s half. As a defender squared him up, Sekou played a clever one-two with Palacios and reached the ball just before the defender. From a tight angle, he kept his cool to slot the ball past the keeper.


CPR continued to carve open the better chances. Before the break Bruce whipped in a beautiful cross to the far side of the box and Joe Allen met it with a flying volley, but unfortunately for CPR it was right down the throat of the ‘keeper.


The second half continued in the same vein as the first. Kickers had a lot of the ball but they didn’t create any actual chances as the CPR rearguard defended steadfastly. When they reverted to long balls Edo Pasinato and Clarke in defense were rock solid not losing one header or challenge.


The game was put beyond doubt on the 66th minute. It was the combination of Palacios and Sekou again. Palacios played a delicate chip to Sekou who took it in his stride. There was still a lot for Sekou to do, but he powered past the last defender and composed himself before passing the ball into the bottom left of the goal. That goal took his tally up to 6 for the season, the CPR top scorer.


As Kickers got more stretched CPR had more chances. Peter Chodacki made a clever run and was found with a great ball, but his shot was always rising and went well over the ball. Another great passing move by CPR nearly lead to a fourth goal but Vicente’s shot from 15 yards just flashed wide of the post as he was put under pressure from a defender.


In the last five minutes the Kicker’s had their clearest chance when a shot from 25 yards hit the post. Apart from that CPR weren’t troubled too much, running out comfortable winners. That’s five wins from five, 22 goals scored and, incredibly, zero conceded. It’s back to league action next week for a pride of CPR match-up vs the Oranges.

Goals: Cox (2), Clarke (1)

Dan Mejias
Atty Bruce
Paul Clarke
Edoardo Pasinato
Joseph Allen
Sebastian Sobczak
Lee Weinstein
Steve Duffy
Vitaliy Firsov
Sebastian Palacios
Peter Chodacki
Sekou Cox
Vicente Valdes
Anderson Cornwall
Elior Talmasov
Steve Morse

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Schedule for 10/5+10/6/19 = State Cup Weekend

Oct 02 2019 Published by under Club

Saturday Oct 5th:

CPR 3rds @ Sons of Queens, in the Strumpf Cup, 6pm Randall’s #75

Sunday Oct 6th:

CPR White vs. South Shore Spirit in The Ann Rapaglia Cup, 4pm East 6th

CPR 1sts @ NY Serbia (LISFL) in Flamhaft Cup  7pm Grover Cleveland HS

CPR Reserves vs NYPD in the D’Arpino Cup 2pm Randall’s #83

CPR Old Boys vs. Kickers Premier in the Marth Cup, 12noon Randall’s #83

CPR Orange vs. Baisley Utd (LISFL) in the Marth Cup, 10am Randall’s #82

CPR Legends @ Banatul in the Vargas Cup,  8am Randall’s #74

Good Luck All!!


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Results from 9/29/19

Oct 01 2019 Published by under Club

CPR White beat Shamrock’s 2-1.  Goals: Lindsay Guice (2)

CPR 1sts lost 0-5 @FC Ulqini

CPR Reserves drew 1-1 with FC Ulqini.  Goal: Jacobo Ackerman

CPR 3rds lost 1-5 @ FC Sandczak.  Goal: Alex Hula

CPR Old Boys beat Manhattan Celtic Bhoys 6-0.  Goals: Stephen Duffy (2), Seb Palacios (2), Sekou Cox and Seb Sobczak

CPR Orange lost 0-4 @ Celtic Legends

CPR Legends drew 2-2 with  America FC ’27.  Goals: David Sawyer and Ernest Subah

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