ALFA top as Angel knock-off Nine-man Adelphia

ESL Round up | Round 30

It changes from week to week! ALFA reclaimed top spot as a nine-man Adelphia slipped up yesterday against Angel. New Jorg and Angel now put pressure on the top two, playing eachother next weekend! This is the closest title run-in in the 29 years of the ESL.


Adelphia slipped up at home, with Angel pulling in a fantastic performance. Led by Alex van der Kamp’s virtuoso midfield control, Angel made more chances and deservedly  took the lead wth a van der Kamp through ball linking Giovanni through for a one-on-one with ‘keeper Alberto. Ryan Givens lunged into the back of the Brazilian, causing a penalty kick and red card for Givens. Van der Kamp converted the spot kick.

Adelphia tried to get back into the game in the second half, coming close several times. The game was over in a few short moments though, Giovanni intercepted a back pass from Robinson and easily beat Alberto to make it two-nil. Moments later, Luis Velasquez lost the ball and his head, kicking out at Angel’s Carlos Suárez. Velasquez had already been booked and was given his marching orders.


ALFA regained the lead in the race for the ESL championship with a convincing win at home against fifth placed Elverpool. The hosts denied all of Elverpool’s attacking options in the first half, whilst maintaining a good pace on the attack. Just before halftime, ALFA took the lead when Lauren Féyembé beat his man and crossed in a dangerous ball for Roman Baric to poke home. Just as the second-half was underway, Elverpool had to take off star striker Aaron Johnson who had picked up a knock in the first half. Without Johnson, Elverpool looked a little toothless up front. ALFA commanded much of the possession in the second half and doubled their lead through Alameida. By the time that Myers had headed in a Marshall corner, it was all she wrote.


New Jorg kept up their fight with a spirited victory over Hallas, who had been on a good run of form. Kevin Kelly and Jake Carter cancelled out Petkovic’s opener against his former employer.

Other results:
Amorgan Celtic 1-0 Harteford Hammers
Carlton 1-2 LSG
Oakland Forest 2-1 Victoria AC
Olympians 1-1 Hillsborough
Pottsburgh Athletic 1-1 Seafax Strikers
San Andreas 0-1 Melborg


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