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Copa Eboria: Adelphia and Olympians book their places in the final

COPA EBORIA | Semi-Finals | 2017-18

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ADELPHIA ARSENAL  5-1  FC CORATIA

It was a long day for FC Coratia, playing their first ever professional cup semi-final. They were hammered by the Adelphia front-line, led by Henry Thomas and Luis Velasquez, with Wilcox and Marquez in support. 3-0 down at half-time, they restored some pride by pulling one back – courtesy of a Luis Costanzo header. It was not going to be enough, however. Adelphia scored two more, to put the tie beyond any doubt.

Velasquez and Wilcox both scored two each, with the other coming from substitute Lilian Diané.  Adelphia  outpowered their ESL rivals to book another final slot.

 

AMORGAN CELTIC  2-3  OLYMPIANS (AET)

League Cup winners Olympians went ahead early in a bad-tempered affair. Aslan Burakgazi found Nacho Vargas in acres of room at the back post for an easy header. Amorgan fought back- literally. There were some awful tackles in the rainy semi-final tie. Olympians lost midfield aces Tiago Alves and Paulo Conceicao within fifteen minutes of eachother, with Amorgan’s offenders only receiving bookings. Amorgan scored either side of half-time, with Ashley Banks setting up Eduardo. Eduardo returned the favour for Banks’ first ever cup goal.

Olympians limped through and battled to the end, equalising with seconds left. A hopeful ball into the box by Williams was deftly controlled by Bret Hardy and finished into the corner. During the extra period, Amorgan hit the woodwork twice, whilst Aslan Burakgazi followed Hardy’s flick on and buried the ball past the helpless Wagner in goal.

 

DOUBLE OR NOTHING?

This final may be the chance for either team to complete a ‘double’ – Olympians can complete a domestic cup double (Copa Eboria and League Cup), whilst Adelphia Arsenal, if they do win the ESL can win the domestic League and Cup double.

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Copa 3rd Round Review

Copa 3rd Round Review

Copa Eboria | 3rd Round

Melborg nick one over New Jorg,  Mayona best Rochester and Coratia knock out Angel

The winter break seems to have ended early, now it’s back to business with the last 32 teams battling over the Eborian Challenge Cup – The Copa Eboria. It started off on Friday Night with ESL top six teams Melborg and New Jorg going head to head at Highbridge. Melborg took the home advantage and converted that into a 1-0 victory , courtesy of a Sol Harrison strike after a quarter of an hour. Continue reading “Copa 3rd Round Review”

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!

Line-ups:

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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Copa: ALFA Crash out to Oakland

Copa Eboria, Third Round | Oakland

In a mild shock start to the third round of the Copa Eboria, Oakland Forest knocked out one of the favourites ALFA, 2-0 on Friday night. Goals from debutant Javier Esclalalda and regular player Martin Kendrick sealed the early exit for the Landor giants.

ALFA were missing Abou Diarra, Lauren Féyembé (International duty) and Roman Baric and Mike Mills (injuries). Coach Daniel Berkowitz expressed his regret at going out so early “we were missing key players out there tonight, but you have to give it to Oakland. They really stuck it to us all night long, we were out-muscled for most of the game. We’re really sorry for the fans that travelled. I’ve got to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”

Oakland’s coach Sean Campbell was delighted with his teams resolve. “We needed to start well and we did. We pressed them, harassed them for each ball, held our shape well and took our chances. Javier [Escalalda] showed his class in the middle of it all. Really good start to the year.”