The Dandy Town Hornets defeated the Devonshire Colts 4 – 1, in their Under 13 Division 2 match, the Dandy Town Hornets got a hat-trick from Daezi Harvey, with Hurvein Burgess adding the other, while the Devonshire Colts lone goal came from Cairo Tucker.
Under 13 Division 1
Somerset Trojans 2 FC Bascome Gold 0
The Somerset Trojans got single strikes from Daion DeSilva and Daquaio Stewart as they defeated FC Bascome Gold 2 – 0.
Under 15 Division
North Village Rams 1 PHC Zebras 0
The North Village Rams edged the PHC Zebras, with the only goal of the game coming from Harry Twite.
Somerset Trojans 1 FC Bascome 1
This match between the Somerset Trojans and FC Bascome ended in a 1 – 1 draw. The Somerset Trojans got a goal from Arye Tucker, while Cole Summers scored for FC Bascome.
Dandy Town Hornets 1 PHC Zebras 1
The PHC Zebras edged the Dandy Town Hornets 2 – 1, the PHC Zebras got single strikes from Kynde Mallory and Tyler Welch, while the Dandy Town Hornets goal came from Matthew Mello Cann.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Nesbeth & Florida State Ranked #1 by US College Coaches
United Soccer Coaches released the final Fall College Rankings, sponsored by Verizon, on Tuesday. Clemson took over the top spot in the Men’s poll thanks to their ACC Tournament Championship, joining Leilanni Nesbeth and her Florida State teammates, who won the Women’s Tournament Championship two weeks ago as the top teams in the final fall rankings.
The college rankings will resume at a still to be determined date in the spring.
The top five in the women’s poll was unchanged from a week ago with ACC Champion Florida State at No. 1 followed by North Carolina, TCU, West Virginia, and Duke.
NCAA Division I Women’s Ranking, Sponsored by Verizon
1. Florida State 2. North Carolina 3. TCU 4. West Virginia 5. Duke 6. Clemson 7. Arkansas 8. Vanderbilt 9. Texas A&M 10. Virginia 11. South Carolina 12. Oklahoma State 13. Tennessee 14. Notre Dame 15. Kansas
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Armstrong & Pompton Lakes High School Advance
Andrew Armstrong’s teammate Luke Dinielli bided his time and patiently waited for the right moment.
With less than a minute remaining in the Northwest A Group 1 sectional final, the Pompton Lakes senior looked up at the clock and new time was running out in the final game of his prep career.
Following 79 minutes of scoreless soccer, fate and opportunity knocked for Dinielli and Pompton Lakes with just 58 seconds left in regulation.
That’s when the center midfielder took a cross feed from senior teammate Jared Ekkers and buried a 23-yard, game-winning missile into the right back corner of the net to give Pompton Lakes a dramatic 1-0 win over sixth seeded Kinnelon at Lakeside Middle School in Pompton Lakes.
After a scoreless first half, Pompton Lakes played aggressively and almost scored three minutes into the second half when freshman Armstrong’s shot on goal in front of the net hit the top crossbar.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Trott & West Ham U23 Fall to Leicester City
Nathan Trott and his West Ham United Under-23 teammates traveled to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City as they bid to end their winless Premier League 2 Division 1 run.
Leicester City were dealt an early blow when Vontae Daley-Campbell was shown a straight red card in the 10th minute for a late challenge on Oladapo Afolayan.
The 10 men rallied and created the first real chance of the game, via Demarai Gray's corner, which after being headed by Shane Flynn, cannoned off Gonçalo Cardoso and into the arms of Trott.
At the other end, meanwhile, Emmanuel Longelo's low drive was flicked towards goal by Afolayan, who just missed the post.
It would be Gray who made the breakthrough on 22 minutes, slotting the ball beyond Trott after great work from Khanya Leshabela to drive through the middle and feed the winger, who used his pace to get beyond the West Ham backline.
Leicester City continued to be solid in the second half, until after the hour mark, when Daniel Chesters raced into the box and was brought down by the onrushing Stolarczyk.
The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Afolayan made no mistake from the resulting penalty, sending City's 'keeper the wrong way to equalize on 66 minutes.
But Gray produced a stunning finish to snatch victory for Leicester City, once again collecting the ball from Leshabela - scoring his second assist of the evening, one stepover later, he was through on goal and buried it emphatically.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
CONCACAF Cancel Women's U17 Regional Qualifiers
The competition was scheduled to take place April 18th to May 3rd in Toluca, Mexico, but a release from CONCACAF recently stated the Regional football governing body, CONCACAF decided that the Regional Qualifiers for its Women’s Under 17 Competitions had been canceled.
Eight Caribbean Football Union (CFU) inclusive of Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago were scheduled to be involved in the Women’s Under 17 competition, but the disruption caused to life by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the competition.
Following FIFA’s communication that it has canceled the FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in India in 2020, CONCACAF has decided that the Regional Qualifiers for this event will not take place.”
CONCACAF said it also noted FIFA’s decision that the 2020 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup, originally scheduled to be played this year in Costa Rica and Panama, will not now go ahead.
The Confederation, however, welcomes FIFA’s decision to award to Costa Rica the 2022 edition of this World Cup.
FIFA said their decisions were made after consulting with all stakeholders – including the host member associations, participating member associations, and confederations – to continuously monitor the situation in relation to the pandemic, in particular with regard to any potential impact on the overall welfare and safety of age-group players and participants.