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Today we had all high scoring games with a total of 19 goals being scored in 3 games.
A new revamped Ossining Portuguese squad has taken over first place with 2 consecutive victories.
First round of the state cup games coming up
Black Eagles who represented the EDSL on the state ultimate cup the “Sal Rapaglia NY Super Cup”
They lost 1-0 to the Greek American on the deflected goal on the 89th minute. They went on to beat the LISFL champion Glen Cove on Pk’s and came in second on the group stage.
Down to 4 teams
On July 2nd, 2017 at Flemming Park the second round will be played as follows.
10:00 a.m. Kelmendi FC vs C. A. Tumi G13
11:30 a.m. Yonkers Ukranians vs Black Eagles G14
01:00 p.m. Loser G13 vs Loser G14
02:30 p.m. Winner G13 vs Winner G14
Open Division newcomer Kelmendi FC won the winner of the final by the score of 3-0 over another brand new Open division team Black Eagles.
Black Eagles arrived at the final after winning 3-1 over Honduras last year runner up at this tournament, they had an incredible come back in the 2nd round over Kisco International winning on PK’s after scoring 3 goals in the last 15 minutes of the game tying the Kisco team and winning 9-8 on pk’s. The semifinal saw the Black Eagles winning by the narrow margin of 2-1 vs this year Open Champions Yonkers Ukrainians a game which saw both teams miss opportunities to score.
Yonkers Ukrainians missed a last second opportunity by shooting over the bar from only 7 yards away.
Kelmendi road to the final saw them winning over Krasnick from Utica NY 3-0, next round beat Mt Kisco Indians 5-1. The semifinal Kelmendi beat CA Tumi 5-3
The championship game Kelmendi beat the Black Eagles by the score of 3-0.
The most valuable player of the tournament was no doubt #9 from Kelmendi Hoxha Glori who scored a total of 13 goals in 4 games.
Let me take this opportunity to thank Albino and Casimir for being with me at the finals the entire day and to the rest of the Board of Directors, Augie, Cesar, John, German for helping us out.
Excellent job was done by the referee crews for the entire tournament.
By Peter Pinori
June 18, 2017 at Pelton Field Yonkers NY (by Peter Pinori)
Black Eagles won the Steve Howansky EDSL Cup final today by defeating Oranje 1777 by the score of 3-0.
Black Eagles scored in the 6th minute of the first half when they received a PK for a foul in the Penalty area which the Oranje player being the last man received a straight Red card.
Oranje even though were playing a man short for over 85 minutes did have many opportunities to score and hit the cross bar on 2 separate occasions.
Both team goalies made many saves keeping their team in the game.
Congratulation to our new team Oranje on making 2 separate finals (Playoff and Steve Howansky Open Cup) and by coming in 2nd at our regular championship season.
I believe that if the team could have counted on a roster of 14 players ready to play in each game for sure they would have won one or our competitions.
Coach/Manager Afrin Lajqi proudly responded " I would like to thank you(Peter) and the Eastern District League for allowing us to put our team in this state league. We look forward to playing again this upcoming September. It was a up and down battle but it was lots of fun. In the last five games we only lost one game. I think it’s a great accomplishment for our first season. When we field a full squad I think it’s very promising but it’s always who shows up on Sunday’s". “Thank you so much”
CONGRATULATIONS to our new team Black Eagles on winning the EDSL Open Steve Howansky 2017 Cup.