COPA EBORIA | Semi-Finals | 2017-18
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.