A beautiful sun watched over a full slate of Casa action in week four. There were lots of goals in every division so let’s dive right in.
Nittany United were aiming to take down defending champs Cracovia. It would be a daunting task on any day, but with Eryk Tylek in fine form it is nary impossible. Tylek had the lone goal (and a yellow card) as Cracovia held off the challengers. Ted Colberg put the finishing touches on a 3-0 Franklin FC victory over NewPhillyUnited. Real Optimus dropped Philly Soccer Firm by the same scoreline, with Firm’s captain picking up a red card for presumptively jolly dissent. Geoffrey Long was man of the match for Philly United in a 5-1 trouncing of Drinker’s United and West Philly easily handled an undermanned Stoney side.
Offensive fireworks for Lot Lizards as five different players scored in a shutout rout over Bayern Makefield. In an ugly match featuring two ejections, Philadelphia Athletic slid past Quaker City 2-0. Jon Cohan and Joe McConnell scored for Bluestars but Paul Carman and Dan Damico evened things up for Grey Lodge. Copabanana needed a brace from Matthew Wienclawski to sneak by AC Milan. Mike Nielsen also had two for FC Bucks, and it was just enough to push them beyond Cannons FC. It wasn’t as close when AOH61 met Mt. Laurel. Led by Mike Donahue, AOH put five past the newly promoted side.
Seamus Scanlan’s man of the match performance (along with a pair of goals) guided Loose Cannons on the road to victory over Tacony Soccer Club. United Nations got all three points thanks to Koco Papa’s game winner over United FC. The win kept UN tied with league leaders Park Towne United. Speaking of PTU, they cruised to their fourth win of the season and remained perfect defensively. Revolving United didn’t need much defense to roll over FC Spartans. Six goals usually does the trick. Defenses were stingier when SoB Zolo and Revolution 76 met, the 1-1 tie doing justice to both teams. Youngmin Yoon had the winner for It’s Always Sunny. The win was a big one as it pulled Always Sunny out of the drop zone.
Sons of Ben Independence weren’t as strong as Zolo. Or maybe Celtic was just on their game. No matter the reason, the Irish walked away with three points. Tim McGonigle was the star man for Philly PD FC. His brace was just enough to keep FC Kilbanes down. Brian Toll rounded out a five star performance for The Incredibles. For Tir Na Nog, the loss leaves them hovering just above the drop zone.
There is a forty percent chance of rain this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds so the run of good games can continue!