Sunday, December 03, 2006

Rovers Over 30s v. Greeks--12/3/06

Barnstonworth Rovers 2 (1)
NY Greek American Atlas 1 (0)

Goal scorers:

Gary Sisto
Rob Bowley

Forest Hills High School, 8:30am

With another ungodly kickoff at 8:30am, we took the field with 4 subs to spare. Our last game against the Greeks ended prematurely when Ben got assaulted by one of their players, so this time we were hoping to kill them off early with a few goals. Things got off to a good start when after 5 minutes of sustained pressure, Christian made his way down the left flank and delivered a quality cross to Sisto. Gary controlled and half-volleyed from close range giving Rovers a deserved 1-0 lead. Following the goal, the Greeks pressured us a bit and but mostly their forwards created chaos by going down all too easily, feigning injury and coming up spewing venom.

The second half see-sawed with both teams creating chances. Rovers squandered a few good chances while most of the Greek attempts were long range shots. Our nicest movement came from a series of 6 or 7 passes ending with Bowley feeding Oren at the edge of the 6-yd box. Unfortunately, Oren was only able to steer his shot right at the keeper. Their best chance was a breakway on which stand-in keeper Kevin narrowed the angle and was able to block. Bowley scored the winner not long after when a quick restart saw Over 30's debutante Ron Baskin send a throw-in his way. From 25 yards out, Bowley hit one of his trademark strikes that left the keeper no chance. We were in cruise control until Kevin's poor distrubution left Bowley little chance for the ball. The Greek player seized the opportunity and looped a near perfect ball over Kevin's head and into goal. And so it finished 2-1 for our third victory of the season. We aim to make it two on the trot next Sunday when we face the upstart Maltese Dolphins.

Squad: O'Donovan, Stiller, Gajewski, MacKinnon, Herrala, Davies, Sisto, Eisenman, Holmberg, Baskin, Becher, Huguenot, Sikora, Bowley, Wisnom


3 Wins, 2 Losses, 5 Draws--14 points

Goals For: 15
Goals Against: 13


Oren Becher 3
Pat Wisnom 2
Russell Davies 2
Rob Bowley 2
Gary Sisto 2
Olli Herrala 1
Peter Sikora 1
John Keogh 1
Teddy Eisenman 1


Olli Heralla 2
Russell Davies 2
Pat Wisnom 2
John Keogh 1
Preston Staudt 1
Par Holmberg 1
Peter Sikora 1
Teddy Eisenman 1
Ron Baskin 1
Christian Huguenot 1