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Round 3: ALFA, Adelphia and New Jorg all flex their muscles

Round 3: ALFA, Adelphia and New Jorg all flex their muscles

ESL Matchday 3 Roundup| 2018-19 Season

The third matchday brought us some great ties- Angel and ALFA, Amorgan against a so-far winless defending champion Adelphia Arsenal. New Jorg United entertained Elverpool.

The big note is that LSG are top of the table, with a 100% record, having defeated Olympians away from home 3-0. 5 goals scored, none conceeded- LSG could be the new team to watch this season. Continue reading “Round 3: ALFA, Adelphia and New Jorg all flex their muscles”

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ESL: Off to a flyer- Round 1 in Review

ESL: Off to a flyer- Round 1 in Review

ESL Matchday One | Season 2018-19

The first weekend of ESL action has now been completed, with three new teams- but all 18 having a new look, with new players and kits, coaching staff. Let’s rundown the first 9 matches of the 2018-19 campaign:

AMORGAN CELTIC  2-2  NEW JORG UNITED

Amorgan began the season with a well-earned draw with New Jorg, although Brian Mason’s side will be disappointed to have conceded a 94th minute equaliser, courtesy of Peter Aguba.

Amorgan led twice, thanks to goals from new recruit Zack Freeman (what a difference a year makes, huh?). Aaron Mulder negated the opening strike, but NJ never looked on top form, Amorgan harassed and hurried them at every corner. A great start.

ALFA  0-1  MELBORG FC

ALFA started the new era, with Head Coach Carlo Picardo and Striker Mario Lotti with a loss at home to Melborg.

Debutant Vitor Ramires scored the only goal of the game, eight minutes after half-time. David Wilkerson’s squad looked much sharper than last year.

ELVERPOOL  4-0  SAN ANDREAS SPIRIT

Elverpool kicked off their campaign with a dominating victory over San Andreas. Goals from Aaron Johnson (2), Axel Heinz and Scott Bradshaw saw the reds ease past the Spirit, leaving the feeling that there is much left in the tank.

ANGEL  1-0  OAKLAND FOREST

Angel’s veteran playmakeer Alex van der Kamp saved the home team’s bushes with a late direct free kick goal. Oakland had pressed and marked Angel out of the game- with a very workman like performance. Marcos Antonio Bautista’s men’s class showed through in the end. Debutant Christian Makamalé looked sharp up front, but was double-team marked

Other results:

ADELPHIA ARSENAL  2-2  MAYONA CITY
FC CORATIA  2-0  OLYMPIANS
DERBENHAM CITY  1-0  ROCHESTER UNITED
HALLAS HOTSPURS  2-4  TOTTERDAM SV
LSG  1-0  WHA

PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018_20180810155619New Jorg United celebrate Peter Aguba’s 94th equaliser.

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”

Transfer Updates:

Transfer Updates:

The Transfer Window closed for ESL teams on Thursday 16th August, the day before Adelphia Arsenal kick things off in the DIY Depot Arena. There have been many deals involving ESL clubs.  The big moves are Mario Lotti to ALFA, Christian Makamalé to Angel FC and Robin Overgaard’s move from TSV to Adelphia Arsenal.

Here are some of the bigger deals to go down this summer, club by club:

ADELPHIA ARSENAL

In: DM Fernando (Sporting Mardis, Mar), CF Robin Overgaard (TSV, Ald)

Out: WF Henry Thomas (Charlton Athletic, Eng) , DM Jerome Mowabé (Dubai FC) Continue reading “Transfer Updates:”

CEFA Super Cup 18: Adelphia too fierce for Olympians

CEFA Super Cup 18: Adelphia too fierce for Olympians

CEFA Super Cup 2018

ADELPHIA ARSENAL 4-0 OLYMPIANS

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.

3CL Draw: Adelphia & Giapoli to butt heads again!

3CL Draw: Adelphia & Giapoli to butt heads again!

CONCAFA Club Champions League 2018-19 | CONCAFA HQ

The four Eborian ESL teams and Anderland’s ESL team Totterdam found their group stages plans in today’s 3CL 2018-19 Group Stages Draw. The  top two in each group qualify automatically, with the four best third placed teams also making the last 16. Continue reading “3CL Draw: Adelphia & Giapoli to butt heads again!”

Picardo in as ALFA Head Coach

Picardo in as ALFA Head Coach

Following last month’s dramaic resignation by Darren Berkowitz, ALFA have got their new man! Former Giapoli and Genieri coach Giancarlo ‘Carlo’ Picardo has stepped into the hot seat in the capital.

Picardo comes in at a time when ALFA have under-performed, going from ESL Champions in 2017, to missing out on a 3CL place last term. Berkowitz took responsibility for the failure up front, not supporting Roman Baric. Picardo knows he needs to sort out a SS or CF to play with Roman ASAP.

Picardo is rumoured to have good connections with Mario Lotti’s agent. Lotti is considered a legend by the club’s fans and they would welcome him back from Europe with open arms. Can Carlo get it done? Can ALFA play with more freedom this term.

One things for sure, ALFA will not lack passion from the coaching staff, Picardo has been sent to the stands many times in Latania’s Lega Uno. He isn’t mild-mannered and softly spoken!

 

WNC18: Jones proud of his players

WNC18: Jones proud of his players

WEFA World Nations Cup 2018

Eboria NT Head Coach Tony Jones has come out in support of his player’s achievements in this years WEFA World Nations Cup. Eboria made it put of a group containing Belgium, Italy and Australia. They beat Costa Rica in the last 16, before going out to Brazil in the Quarter-finals.

“I am so proud of this group of players. this squad worked so hard for each other and it paid off- getting out of a very difficult group. To lose to Brazil? there was no shame in it. ”

He added that he is going to be speaking to the CEFA executive committee soon to talk about his future- stating ” I am still up for this challenge, to take us further, so with their support- I’ll happily try to steer us to China in 2022.”

WNC18: Eboria crash out…to Brazil

WNC18: Eboria crash out…to Brazil

WEFA World Nations Cup 2018 | 1/4 Final

BRAZIL 2-0 EBORIA

Eboria were eliminated at the Quarter-final stage by a well- attuned Brazil team.

First-half goals from Paulinho and Coutinho sealed Eboria’s fate. They had played differently, more defensively- due to the attacking nature of Brazil. With Cooper and Myers penned back more, they didn’t look as sharp up front. Baric, at times, looked isolated up front.

The team were delighted to have got into the last eight, but could not match Marida’s fantastic result (beating Belgium) and advance.

Eboria (4-3-3): Chambers, Myers (sub Givens), Cooper, Vladic, Ayandele (C), Mills (sub Lewis), Harrison, Wilcox, Johnson (sub Freeman),  Thomas, Baric.

WNC18: Eboria scrape past Costa Rica- face Brazil next!

WNC18: Eboria scrape past Costa Rica- face Brazil next!

WEFA World Nations Cup 2018 | Last 16

COSTA RICA  0-1 EBORIA

Roman Baric’s goal once again guides Eboria through to the next phase, safely seeing off the Ticos 1-0. 

Eboria has a tough time against a resilient and rough n’ ready Costa Rica side. Los Ticos  seemed happy to play with five at the back and try to catch out the Golden Stars on the counter. They nearly did it too, when Joel Campbell broke through and headed past an onrushing Scott Chambers- only for Mark Vladic to clear the ball moments before it could cross the line.

Eboria’s goal came in the 66th minute. Jordan Wilcox played a perfect through ball to Roman Baric, who flicked the ball deftly over Keylor Navas and into an empty goal.

Costa Rica had a shout for a late penalty waived off from the referee, replay’s showed that it was a 50-50 call, with Vladic perhaps getting away with the benefit of the doubt for his handball. It was judged to not be intentional and therefore not a penalty.

Eboria couldn’t double their lead and had to hang on for the last few minutes, with long balls peppered into their box. Thankfully, the Golden Stars’ defence held strong and they saw through to the final whistle intact.

Next up? Only the favourites, Brazil in the final Quarter Final tie!

Eboria (4-3-3): Chambers, Cooper, Myers (sub Givens), Ayandele (C), Vladic, Harrison, Mills (sub Lewis), Wilcox, Johnson (sub Carter), Thomas, Baric.