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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.”