2019 Fall Season Game Reports
Game 5: Shoreline FC Barcelona v Cedar Stars Hudson Valley
Venue: Capelli Sports Complex, Warwick, NY
Date: 10/6/19 1:00pm KO
Result: 0 – 1
Report: Another well-played game by the Barcelona girls. Against a strong Cedar Stars team, we competed for every ball, possessed well and penetrated often. It is a clique “It was one of those game”, but in this case it was? Outshooting our opponent 20-shots to 5-shots, Barcelona did everything really well right except put the ball in the net!! Shot after shot, chance after chance created went begging. A well finished goal from Cedar Stars won the game in the 1st half; a left footed cross was met on the volley around the penalty spot, firing the ball into the roof of the net. Yet another great advertisement for the strong EDP National league. Well played ladies.
Game 4: Shoreline FC Barcelona v Smithtown Kickers
Venue: Greenwich Catholic, CT
Date: 9/29/19 12:30pm KO
Result: 2 – 2
Scorer: Grace, Cassie
Report: Great game played by two worthy teams. It seems like a broken record, but both teams tried to play good football and beat their opponents with possession based football. The girls rose to the occasion, even going 0-1 in the first 2-minutes and played bravely with the ball. The equalizer came midway through the 1st half with great combination play from Lisa and Sophia before setting Cassie wide to cross to the far post for Grace to finish with a side foot volley. Nothing less than the girls deserved. The 2nd half started the same as the first. Barca went 2-1 up after a great kick from Chrysi which Grace battled for, controlled and put Cassie in 1v1 with the keeper. Cassie finished coolly nosing Barca ahead. Smithtown equalized after Barca didn’t clear a corner and finished the ensuing scramble. The game ended 2-2. Another great performance ladies, by far the most complete display. Please keep up your hard work.
Game 3: Shoreline FC Barcelona v Sporting CT
Venue: Middletown, CT
Date: 9/22/19 4:30pm KO
Result: 1 – 3
Report: Yet again, the EDP National Conference D2 league didn’t disappoint! The Barcelona girls played against a strong Sporting CT team that came out the blocks flying and put our girl’s under a lot of pressure. Stout defending and heroics from Chrysi kept the game level. Eventually, the Barca girls found their groove and the game became an even contest. Some great combination play between Mia and Grace nearly led to the opening goal. Alas, at the stroke of halftime, Sporting pounced on a chance and scored.
The 2nd half again saw an even contest with both teams trading shots. Grace was a real threat up front for Barcelona and Chrysi was pulling saves left and right to keep the game close. Two goals midway through the 2nd half gave Sporting an unassailable lead before Grace pulled one back with 7-minutes remaining. Game ended 1 – 3. LOTS of positives ladies to come out of this game and against a good team in a strong league. Playing good teams will only get you better. Keep up the hard work.
Game 2: Shoreline FC Barcelona v Ginga FC
Venue: CT Sportsplex
Date: 9/15/19 4:00pm KO
Result: 0 – 1
Report: As the score line indicates, this was a very close game. Both teams worked hard on their possession game, but were met with very strong and stout defending. For the opening 20-minutes, our passing was excellent. However, in a back and forth game, the only goal of the game came with 2-minute left in the 1st half with a nice outside-box-shot from Ginga that was too high for Chrysi to handle. In the 2nd half, the Barcelona girls went toe-to-toe with the strong Ginga team, but the break through never came. This game was another great example of the quality the EDP league offers. Good work ladies.
Game 1: Shoreline FC Barcelona v Alleycats Premier
Venue: Greenwich Catholic School, Greenwich CT
Date: Sunday 8th 2019 12:30pm KO
Result: 4 – 0
Scorers: Grace (2), Mia, Brynn
Report: Having played this strong Alleycats team last spring, the Barcelona girls knew they were in for a battle. From the opening kickoff the game was a hard fought contest with both teams trying their hardest to get a grip of their opponents. Early running saw Cassie pull great saves from the Alleycats keeper, likewise, some last ditch tackling from Sarah and Chloe thwarted the Alleycats in front of goal. The breakthrough came after some good sustained pressure from Barca, resulting in a left foot volley finish from Grace. Not resting on that goal, Barca came straight back at the Alleycats and doubled their lead with a solo effort from Mia. First pulling a great save from the keeper, Mia pounced on the rebound to double the Barcelona lead.
The 2nd half saw Barca get a firm grip on the game with a stunning long range effort from Brynn before Grace iced the game with a poacher’s goal to finish the game 4 – 0. A great start to the season in EDP D2 and I look forward to building on this performance; Fantastic job ladies.