On Saturday, Junior Lone Star are on the road again, this time to face Pocono Snow FC in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) play (7:00pm – East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA). Match coverage of the game starts just before kick-off with the Star’s CoveritLive thread As the game unfolds, you can post your comments in the CoveritLive thread or on the team’s Twitter feed. In-depth coverage after the game will include a match report, player stats, and a gallery of photos.
Video highlights of the game are available from midnight on match day while full match video will be available on Monday after match day by subscribing to the Star’s Youtube Channel.
Junior Lone Star FC will enter Saturday’s contest hoping to get back on track after their two losses last weekend. The Stars opened their inaugural season with a 0–2 loss away to FC Sonic on Friday, May 18 followed by another heartbreaking 3—4 loss away to AC Crusaders on Sunday, May 20th.With those results, the Stars moved to a conference record of 0-2-0 and overall record of 11-7-3 since the 2011-2012 season started on August 1, 2011.
Pocono Snow FC, on the other hand, have played a single pre-season game, losing 1-6 away to Greater Binghamton FC on May 6. The Snow were expected to start their season with a trip away to Jersey City Eagles FC yon Thursday but the match was re-scheduled for a later date.
Pocono Snow FC: To be announced.
Junior Lone Star FC: Monyan; Dunor, Geayea, Fofana A, Fofana I, Mayah, Sheriff, Zoegar A; Ayouba, Jappah, Turay, Wright J, Zamble; Camara, Doe, Jackson M, Pour, Wiah.
Starting XI will be announced around 45 minutes before kick-off.
Players to Watch
Midfielder Fatoma Turay has been a revelation for the Stars this season. He came on as a substitute for the injured Jerome Pour in the first match and has since been the best player for the Stars in the last two games. His amazing runs and defense-splitting passes have been a joy to see. Turay was named as Player of the Match against AC Crusaders after scoring a wonderful goal.
Another notable mention for the Stars is the club’s top scorer, forward Jerome Pour, who missed the match against AC Crusaders due to an ankle injury from the Stars’ first game last Friday against FC Sonic. Pour is now back in the squad and he will be looking to add on to his goals tally for the Stars. Pour leads the Stars in goals, eight so far in 15 appearances.
Pocono Snow FC will welcome back almost half of the squad that finished in sixth place last season in the Northeast-Keystone Conference.
Pocono Snow FC’s next two games after tomorrow’s match:
- Wednesday, May 30th 7:00 PM vs. Greater Binghamton FC in friendly match
- Saturday, June 2nd 7:00 PM vs. Morris County Colonials in NPSL match
Junior Lone Star FC’s next two games after tomorrow’s match:
- Tuesday, May 29th 7:45 PM @ Jersey City Eagles FC in NPSL match
- Sunday, June 3rd 5:00 PM vs. Buxmont Torch FC in NPSL match