October 4, 2012
CSL: Mr. Dennehy's rallies past CPR Reds
By Jay Mwamba
Mr. Dennehy’s trailed three times on Randalls Island before pipping CPR Reds 5-4 and preserving its 100 percent record in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League Metro Division Division West.
“Dennehy's trailed 1-0, 3-2 and 4-3 but never dropped our heads, a sign of the fighting spirit that has been in such clear evidence this season to date,” Ronan Gardiner said.
Lance Pitterson [two], Josh Southall [two] and Jimmy Kuo secured the points and Dennehy’s best start in recent memory, said Gardiner.
Nipping at Dennehy’s heels, also with a perfect record, three points adrift and with a game in hand are their Celtic rivals Lansdowne Bhoys who held off Korabi, 4-3, at the Greenbelt Recreation Center.
Johnny McGeeney , Richie Morgan and Rory O’Neil scored.
Elsewhere in Metro Division One, Gotham Argo blanked Homenetmen, 3-0, on Randalls Island for its first win.
Armando Aguilar had the assist on Will Montague’s ice breaker, then converted a penalty himself before Momo Diop assisted Eric Goncalves on the third.
Brandon Levy’s hat-trick powered leaders CPR Blacks to a 4-2 victory over New York Ittihad. Baha'a Ahmed had the other goal.
With second place Grenadier Zenith besting NYC Metro Stars 2-0, CPR [3-0-1, 10] stayed a point ahead of undefeated Zenith.
New Amsterdam United edged winless NIFA SC, 3-2, on goals by Samuel Gozlan [two] and Hamilton Tobar.
Two-goal hero Martinez turned a one-zero deficit into a 3-2 win for FC Partizani in Metro Two tussle with New York Galicia.
He scored the leveler and after Cece’s go-ahead-goal for Partisan was canceled out by Galicia, grabbed the winner [70th].
Barnstonworth Rovers let slip a two-goal first half lead to draw 2-2 with Ridgewood Romac. Brandon Rowley and Jorge Espanol were the Rovers marksmen.
CSL Over-30 champs Shamrock fell to 0-4 after a 4-2 defeat to Guyana Veterans ‘A’ on Randalls Island.
Burim Ljuta, off a Steve Keating cross [65th], and Paddy Geraghty connected for the Rocks who languish second from the bottom in the West without a point.
At the top of the standings, Barnstonworth Premier topped Tesoro, 3-2, on double scorer Errol McFarlane’s 89th-minute penalty.
Twice Tesoro led -- the first only 23 seconds in the match on Randalls – before Emin Avsar, off Nedgy Nazon’s assist [52nd] -- and Errol McFarlane turned it around for Premier [4-0, 12].
Joint second in the West, three points off the pace, are Manhattan Celtic Legends, who dispatched Barnstonworth Rovers, 3-1, at Pier 40.
Tyler Fransen [49th], assisted by Craig Smart, Scott Lomax [51st], set up by Simon Nee, and new boy John O’Neill [73rd], who was aided by John O’Hagen, responded to debutant Fatih Nebioglu’s opener [10th] for Rovers.
In the East, Manhattan Kickers’ two Over-30 Division One teams are in joint second with seven points apiece following a weekend of mixed fortunes.
Kickers Over-30 kicked off against Barnstonworth Rovers Old Boys at Bushwick Inlet third on the table. But when the dust had settled, they’d mauled the hosts 4-0 and climbed up a rung.
Paul Cowler [two], Nick Smith and Dylan Dodd tallied while goalie Raj saved a penalty.
At New Utrecht High School, Kickers Premier began the game in sole second spot. But they twice coughed up leads established by Lucas [18th] and Joe Whiteman [30th] in a 2-2 draw with SC Eintracht whose Scott Sucher [20th] and Eric Oram [85th] scored.
CPR Grays’ Danny Azzo [two] and Mark Cheesman [penalty] starred in a 3-1 nod over BW G Cosmos that extended the Over-30 Division Two leaders’ winning streak to three games.
Edison, assisted by Milton Ospina, scored for Cosmos.
“Another strong defensive display formed the base of this win,” Yuval Lion said. “We should have won by more given the chances we had.”
Cosmos Copa NYC co-founder Spencer Dormitzer and Mateo Rincon scripted Brooklyn Gunners’ 2-1 defeat of Turkish Troy in another Over-30 Div. Two fixture. Mario replied for the latter.
Two hat-tricks were part of the tally at Tibbetts Brook Park where Jersey City Eagles' Over-30 Div. Two side demolished Argo Silver, 12-2.
Anton Shkreli and Roland Demba had three apiece while Giuseppe Battaglia, Mario Gallo and Marc Luxamer each had a brace.
Waleed Ahmad had the assists on both Silver goals by Oscar Vazquez and Carlos Wesley.
Ronnie Swinkels pegged back Steve Dobson’s goal for Hoboken FC 1912 to snatch a 1-1 draw for Nieuw Amsterdam.
Hoboken, who had an assist from Jason Simmons, were down to ten-men at that point due to injury.
Hoboken’s injury woes were also a factor in a 5-2 drubbing by previously winless Banatul.
Vancho Tolomanosi, from Grigoriy Ruzis, connected for a Hoboken side that finished with nine men.
First-half goals by Will Rhem – a scorching, dipping 30-yard volley - and Dan Webber propelled CPR Legends, 2-0, past Manhattan Celtic Bhoys.
Steve O'Connell and Mark Resnik had the assists.
RTG goalkeeper Miekle Gardner pulled off a succession of spectacular saves to deny Mega Alexandros in a goalless tie at McCarren Park.
“Mega was frustrated to say the least. My squad held their shape and my defense was amazing clearing everything their feet touched,” he said.