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Opening Night 18-19: Adelphia held at home by Mayona City

Opening Night 18-19: Adelphia held at home by Mayona City

ESL Opener 2018-19 | DIY Depot Arena | 17/08/2018

Defending Champions Adelphia Arsenal opened up the season at home to newly promoted Mayona City tonight. Mayona City debutant Alexander scored from a volley with three minutes remaining, to give the travelling side a more than respectable point on day one. Continue reading “Opening Night 18-19: Adelphia held at home by Mayona City”

CEFA Super Cup 18: Adelphia too fierce for Olympians

CEFA Super Cup 18: Adelphia too fierce for Olympians

CEFA Super Cup 2018


Luis Velasquez and Robin Overgaard both hit a brace as the defending ESL champions easily overcame Olympians in the Super Cup. Adelphia rested Daniel Ayandele and Jordan Wilcox,who returned late from WEFA World Nations Cup duty- but they were not missed. Overgaard opened the scoring, tapping in Marquez’s cross. Velasquez added two just before half time. Overgaard got the fourth  right on the hour mark.

It seemed like business as usual for Adelphia Arsenal, who are now without part of the spine of the team, in ex-captain Jerome Mowabé and goalscorer Henry Thomas.

The new ESL season starts on Friday night with Adelphia kicking off in their new home- the DIY Depot Arena (sharing with the PFL’s Adelphia Phoenix)  against ESL newcomers Mayona City.

Champions Crowned! Final Round- ESL 2017-18

Champions Crowned! Final Round- ESL 2017-18

ESL 2017-18 | Final fixture


Adelphia Arsenal signed off the ESL 2017-18 season as champions, with an entertaining 4-3 win over FC Coratia. Already assured of the title, the Adelphia team looked relaxed and composed, running into a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Jordan Wilcox and Luis Velazquez. They led 4-1, until two late goals from Costanzo and Soares made it closer than it had appeared for most of the game. Coratia will be proud of their first ever season in the ESL. Continue reading “Champions Crowned! Final Round- ESL 2017-18”

CONCAFA CL: Adelphia tame the Tigres!

CONCAFA CL: Adelphia tame the Tigres!

CONCAFA Champions League | Final

ccl_2017256px-transxWednesday May 24 2017 |Mardis, Marida

adelphiaarsenal2k152  ADELPHIA ARSENAL 2  [Thomas (pen) 4, Martinez 31]
Club_Tigres001(256)  CLUB TIGRES               1
[ Álvarez 6]

Adelphia Arsenal got revenge for last season’s cup final defeat to Juvenese, with a frantic opening to this year’s final. Left Back Ryan Givens broke free down the left and was tripped inside the box by Hugo Alaves, resulting in a penalty kick. Henry Thomas stepped up and broke the deadlock in the fourth minute. Just two minutes later, perhaps mirroring last Sunday’s switch-off against Elverpool, Adelphia dropped their intensity for a moment and Tigres capitalised. A good move involving Pizano and Gillet set up Dario Álvarez for the equaliser, a low crafted shot past a helpless Alberto in goal.

Both teams traded chances in a very open first half; Gillet and Pizano going close for Tigres, Thomas, Mowabé and Bartowski going close for Adelphia. The Arsenal converted a chance out of seemingly nothing after two successive over-hit crosses had opened up the Tigres penalty area. Luis Cesar popped the ball back in and Diego Martinez, playing his very last game for Adelphia, reacted first and slotted the ball past Fredi.

Tigres pressed heavily for the equaliser in the second half, but found Adelphia’s two lines of four impossible to fully break down. Thomas and substitute Jordan Wilcox missed chances to put the tie beyond any doubt with counter-attacks. Adelphia’s Captain Jerome Mowabé kissed the turf in joy at the final whistle- Adelphia, for the second time in their 21 year history, were CONCAFA Club Champions!


Adelphia (4-2-2-2): Alberto, Givens, Robinson, Ayandele, Cooper, Mowabé (c), Bartowski (sub James 73), Luis, Cesar (sub Wilcox 45). Gbaja-Muamba, Thomas, Martinez (sub Velasquez 88).

Tigres (4-4-2): Fredi, Serginho (sub Bonaventura 49), Alaves, Jorginho (c), De la Torres Nillson, Dufueñtas (sub Diaz 80), Pizano, Álvarez, Sota (sub Vargas 64), Gillet

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ALFA Claim ESL Championship in Dramatic Climax to Season

ALFA Claim ESL Championship in Dramatic Climax to Season

ESL Round up | Final Round (34)

Who would win the Championship, who would be relegated… all decided in the only round of matches to be played at the same time… the ESL Big Finish!


ALFA, knowing they had to better Adelphia’s result and hope went into this game a little nervously. Zeca, playing in his last game, after ten seasons at the club tried to set the tempo- but there were nervous touches abound. Goalless at half-time, there was a sense of panic at the ALFA Arena. Just after the restart, though, Zeca threaded a pass through to Danny Marshall who beat LSG ‘keeper Zuniga at the near post. ALFA held onto their lead to the final whistle, where they all just waited for news from the NECOM.


Another nervous affair, with Elverpool hosting Adelphia at the NECOM Stadium. Both teams went close in the first half, but both goalkeepers stood firm. When the lines were broken, Cooper cleared Johnson’s shot off the line. With the game still deadlocked and about fifteen minutes to go, the Captain stepped up. Jerome Mowabé played a one-two with Jordan Wilcox before letting rip a rasping shot into the top corner- Captain Fantastic had done it! Unfortunately for the visitors, they temporarily switched off and shortly afterwards they conceded  the goal that cost them the title. Following a stern challenge from Axel Heinz on Mowabé, the visitors expected the whistle to blow- but it didn’t. Klein slid the ball into Eriksen who easily beat Alberto.  they tried to mount one last assault on the Elverpool goal, but could not beat Button.


Pottsburgh were left nervously awaiting the result of Carlton’s game after a terrible performance to close out the season. Oakland dominated possession and shots on goal, with Muller grabbing two goals, Escalalda and Boogarde rounded off the scoring.


the defending champions ended their defence with a home win that relegated Carlton. The end of a very disappointing season, Olympians will be looking to rebuild. Martijn Bockel set up Nelinho for the only goal of the game. Will that be both players last games? We will have to wait and see if they join Hernandinho out the door.


Angel ended all hope of claiming the title by shooting blanks against a well-organised and patient Hammers team. They came close twice; van der Kamp hitting the bar from a free kick, Giovanni heading wide from a Suárez cross. Harteford remained resolute.


New Jorg claimed third place, with a spirited outing against Amorgan. The hosts maybe had one eye on next weeks cup final. United scored either side of half time, with Michael Ameche scoring on his swansong, taking his tally up to 15. Jake Carter brilliantly set up Kevin Kelly for his tenth of the season, from a cut back.

Other results:

Hallas Hostpurs 2-2 San Andreas Spirit
Hillsborough 2-1 Victoria AC
Seafax Strikers 1-1 Melborg

So, ALFA won the 2016-17 ESL, with Adelphia, New Jorg and Angel claiming place in the (CONCAFA) Champions League next season. At the bottom, Victoria and Hillsborough were joined by Carlton in the relegation end of the table.

Final Table: 


Ending in style! Adelphia vs Elverpool

Ending in style! Adelphia vs Elverpool

And so the winter break cometh. Round 17 saw the 2016 finale of ESL action.

adelphiaarsenal2k152   ADELPHIA ARSENAL   2

(Martinez 41, 57)

everborg2017_v2256pxELVERPOOL    0

Adelphia Arsenal maintained their lead at the top of the ESL with a fine display against title-contenders Elverpool. Elverpool haven’t won in five games now and there needs to be a regrouping over the winter break. Diego Martinez opened the scoring, heading in from Bartowski’s corner kick. Twelve minutes after the restart, he doubled the lead with a superb one-two with Henry Thomas. Continue reading “Ending in style! Adelphia vs Elverpool”