Liverpool 7 v 1 CSH Spartans
The CSH Spartans and Liverpool got the play offs underway and it was the Spartans who struck first when Henry Treanor found the net. It wasn’t until mid way through the first half that Liverpool got back on level terms and three more goals followed before half time to see them lead 4-1 at the break. The Spartans fought hard in the second half but Liverpool added three late goals to make it a final score of 7-1. Lennon Harrington scored four times for Liverpool, Keaton Levine twice and Luca Mazzilli once.
HBC Celtic 3 v 0 Valencia
Celtic got off to a flying start in the second semi final scoring three times in an impressive first half. Thomas Carluccio scored the first two before Grant Kurland added the third. Valencia improved significantly after the break but couldn’t find a way past the on-form Celtic keeper Royale Baker and it ended 3-0.
Liverpool 7 v 1 HBC Celtic
Last years final saw Celtic defeat Liverpool with a Golden Goal in overtime.
The same two teams met in again in this seasons final game and it was Liverpool who came out strong scoring twice in the first three minutes. Keaton Levine’s early shot found the corner of the net before Lennon Harington’s low drive found the same corner a minute later.
Grant Kurland pulled one back but two goals by Dylan Gugin put the game out of Celtics reach and a second goal by Lennon Harington and two late goals by Luca Mazzilli saw Celtic win it comfortably 7-1.
In the ‘non play off’ games Northport Sounders beat CSH Spartans 2-1 thanks to goals by Cyrus Dennis and Carter Hendrickson before going down 4-0 to Valencia. Jonah Khan scored twice shortly after the break for Valencia then goals by Remi Asghar and AJ Spector wrapped it up.
Congrats to Liverpool on their victory in the final and to Lennon Harrington who won the division’s Golden Boot trophy!
Thank you to all teams for another great season.
Southdown Flyers 1 v 2 HBC Milan
The Flyers struck first early in the game when Jack Steinberg’s shot found the net but Milan were level before half time thanks to an Alex Lambrinos strike.
Mid way through the second half another goal by Alex gave Milan a 2-1 lead and it proved to be enough as they held on for the win and a place in the final
Kings Park United 1 v 2 CSH Tornados
The second semi final went a similar way to the first. Kings Park took the lead through a Massimo Rosamilia goal but the Tornados hit back before half time to tie it up at 1-1 when Austin Krywak scored. The Tornados top scorer Spencer James then gave them a 2-1 lead after the break and despite late pressure from United the Tornados held firm and moved into the final.
3rd place game
Southdown Flyers 1 v 0 King Park United
The teams who finished the regular season in first and second place played the 3rd place game and it was the Flyers who came out on top winning 1-0 through a Quinn Ronaldi goal.
HBC Milan 2 v 1 CSH Tornados
The final was an excellent game between two even teams and it was no surprise that it needed overtime to decide the champion. Spencer James gave the Tornados a 1-0 half time lead and it wasn’t until mid way through the second half that Aaron Liberman broke away and leveled for Milan. A tense final few minutes were followed by overtime which saw both teams miss chances before a clinical strike by Noah Reinstein found the top corner to give Milan the ‘Golden Goal’ victory
The ‘non play off’ games saw HBC Ajax and the Destroyers play a double header.
The first game was end to end that saw Ajax come from behind three times. Owen Lakhani, Max Bernier and Noah Delello all scored for the Destroyers but each time Grant Kurland brought them level and it ended 3-3.
The second game looked like being another tie until late goals by Gillian Kurland then Grant Kurland gave Ajax the 2-0 victory.
Congrats to Milan for their exciting win in the final. To Jack Steinberg who won the ‘Golden Boot’ trophy with 15 goals, one more than Yohann Guerrier & Spencer James, and to all teams for a great season.
HBC Chaos 2-0 CSH Orange Crush
The first semi final saw the Chaos girls continue their unbeaten season with a 2-0 victory over the Orange Crush. Sammy Heyman broke the deadlock before Saige Hasson added a second to take them into the final.
Power 1 – 2 HBC Lady Vikings
The Power and the Lady Vikings played the second semi final and it was the Power who took the lead when Abigail Nevins scored. The Power had chances to extend their lead but couldn’t convert them and were made to pay with only four second left of the game when Ruby Baliber tied it up for the Vikings. Another tense ‘Golden Goal’ overtime followed and it was the Lady Vikings who were celebrating when Anastasia Sardicci struck the winner mid way through the five minute period to move into the final.
Chaos 2 – 1 HBC Lady Vikings
A close final saw Chaos and the Lady Vikings go head to head for the first place trophies. Sammy Heyman gave Chaos the lead in the first half but the Vikings tied it up thanks to a Gabby Tipaldo goal. Gale Kurland broke the tie mid way through the second half and it was enough to give Chaos the 2-1 victory
The non play off games saw South Huntington Wave beat CSH Orange Crush 2-1 then the Power and Wave tie 1-1. Christine Saitzyk scored both goals for the Wave in their 2-1 win, Abby Foodim scored for the Power in their 1-1 draw but an own goal evened things up.
Congrats to the Chaos who went through the season undefeated, to Gale Kurland who’s 28 goals won her the ‘Golden Boot’ trophy and to all teams for another exciting season.
HBC Juventus 1 – 0 HBC Cosmos
A hard fought semi final between the Cosmos and Juventus saw both teams struggle to create clear chances. The game was finally decided when Henry Sweeney’s second half goal broke the tie and Juve took their place in the final.
H’fields Green 2 – 3 H’fields White
The two Harborfields teams went head to head in the second semi final and another close match saw the Whites surprise the Greens in a five goal thriller.
Owen Guddemi and Liam Bayne were on target for the Greens but Westin Ritcey, Noah Tacy and Joey Serventi all scored for the Whites to give them a 3-2 win and a place in the final.
HBC Juventus 1-2 Harborfields White
Chances were few and far between in a tight first half which ended scoreless.
In the second half Juventus came out strong and took the lead through a Ryan Lynch goal but the Whites responded well and were soon level when top scorer Joey Serventi scored. The Whites continued to press and took the lead with another goal by Joey and it was enough to see them take the first place trophies winning 2-1.
The consolation games saw the Cosmos beat Port United 3-0 with goals by Ryan Dean, Brett Levine and Ben Fackler before Harborfields Green recorded a 6-0 win over United. Liam Bayne hit a hat trick to make sure he won the ‘Golden Boot’, Jack Hochheiser scored twice and Jack Fleischer once.
Congratulations to Harborfields White on their win in the final, to Liam Bayne for winning the division’s ‘Golden Boot’ trophy and to all the teams for another exciting season.
Huntington United 1-0 HBC Revolution
It was an intense semi final between United and Revolution with both teams intent on winning every challenge. United missed a couple of great opportunities in the first half which ended 0-0. The Revolution continued to hold their own after the break but had to rely on keeper Michael O’Connor to keep them on level terms on a few occasions. Just as it looked like it was going to overtime United broke through with only fifteen seconds remaining, Dylan Thody reacted first from close range and stabbed home the winning goal.
HBC Arsenal 1 – 2 Chelsea
Another close and competitive game came to life mid way through the first half when Alex Braunstein hit a powerful drive into the top corner to give Chelsea the lead. Arsenal’s leading scorer David Lazaro leveled soon after with a low shot that found the corner of the Chelsea goal and it was even at the break 1-1.
Chelsea stepped it up in the second half and regained the lead when Lennon Harrington’s quick strike found the net. Arsenal pressed and had a couple of good chances late on but Chelsea held on for the 2-1 victory and moved into the final.
Huntington United 2-0 Chelsea
The two teams who competed in last years final produced another fast and furious game that was always looked like being close. In a tight match with few clear chances it was United who struck first when top scorer Ben Koch fired home mid way through the first half. Chelsea had their moments but United looked the more dangerous of the two teams and another low drive from Ben made it 2-0 after the break. Chelsea pressed but couldn’t find a way back into the game and United held firm to win 2-0.
3rd place game
Arsenal 4-1 HBC Revolution
Arsenal produced a confident display in the third place game against Revolution who had put a huge effort into their excellent semi final against Huntington United. Andrew Stanco netted twice, Luciano Stanco and Jack Jimenez each scored once.
In the days other BU14/15 games CSH Vipers had two good wins beating Brentwood Tigers 2-0 then Benfica 1-0. Peter Leavy and Teddy Leavy were on target against the Tigers then Teddy got the winner against Benfica.
Man of the match David McCalla scored five times for HBC City in their 7-2 win over the Tigers but City couldn’t produce the same form against Smithtown SS Rebound and two goals by Alex Tylar helped Smithtown to a 4-2 victory.
Benfica finished on a winning note thanks to Colin Phelan’s winner against Smithtown, 1-0 the final score.
Congrats to Huntington United on their win in the final, to Ben Koch who won the ‘Golden Boot’ in a very competitive BU14/15 race. Ben’s two goals in the final put him one ahead of Arsenal’s David Lazaro, two ahead of Chelsea’s Lennon Harington and three ahead of his teammate Dylan Thody!
Thank you to all teams for anothergreat season.
Uniondale Vikingos 3-2 HBC Outlaws
HBC Outlaws started confidently and were soon 2-0 up against the Vikingos. Pat Ahearn and Dan Costello converted early chances as the Outlaws looked to beat the Vikingos for the second week running after last week’s league victory.Jack Fridman pulled a goal back for the Vikingos before half time to set up an exciting second half. Alex Cardenas equalized mid way through the half but neither team were able to find a winner so it went into overtime. Within a minute of the restart Jack Fridman struck the winner to complete the comeback for the Vikingos to take them into the final.
Whitman FC 1-4 Smithtwn EMK
Another competitive game saw Smithtown EMK take a 1-0 lead into the half time break thanks to a goal by leading scorer Lake Hayes.A determined Whitman team soon tied it up in the second through a CJ Conte goal and it looked like they had the momentum to go on and win it. Smithtown always looked dangerous going forward though and Lake Hayes restored their lead with five minutes remaining. Richard Tylar then hit an unstoppable shot to give EMK a two goal lead before Lake completed his hat trick in the final minute to make it 4-1.
FinalSmithtown EMK 3-6 Uniondale Vikingos
A fast paced final saw the Vikingos take an early lead through a firm strike by Jack Fridman but Smithtown turned it around with two first half goals in the space of two minutes by Nate Shin then Logan Daoust. Raul Sanchez then hit three unanswered goals after the break to make it 4-2 to the Vikingos but Smithtown replied with a Richard Tylar goal to pull themselves within one goal of the Vikingos. Smithtown pushed for the equalizer but were caught on the break and Raul Sanchez scored his fourth of the game before David Vides added the games last goal to make it a final score of 6-3.
The consolation games saw Brentwood defeat the Outlaws 3-0, Kevin Gutierrez scored twice and Justin Cabrera once.Whitman FC then finished with a win beating Brentwood 1-0 thanks to a much celebrated goal by their goalkeeper Liam Wiegele who played the field for the first time this season!
Congratulations to the Vikingos on their final victory, to Lake Hayes who’s 21 goals won him the Golden Boot and to all teams for another pulsating season!
BU18Semi finalsPollos FC 4-1 Banterous Brothers
A valiant effort by the Banterous Brothers in the first semi final wasn’t enough to stop Pollos FC taking their place in the final. Eren Aydin completed a first half hat trick for Pollos before James Diaz pulled a goal back for the Brothers. A second goal would have put the pressure on Pollos but it didn’t come and Eren Aydin scored his and Pollos’ fourth goal to make it a final score of 4-1.
Miso Hungry 0-3 Don Tomas FC
Juan Salamanca scored the only goal of a tight first half to give Don Tomas FC the advantage in the second semi final. Miso had chances but further goal by Rudy Salmeron and Joe Bertolini made sure it was Don Tomas FC moving into the final winning 3-0.FinalPollos FC 1-0 Don Tomas FC
The BU18 final produced some excellent soccer and plenty of action. Pollos were the stronger team in the first half and went ahead mid way through the half when Carlos Godoy’s powerful shot found the net. As the second half wore on Don Tomas FC came into the game more and dominated the final five minutes. With only seconds left Don Tomas thought they had tied it up but the ball cannoned back off the crossbar and Pollos were happy to clear and hold on for the exiting 1-0 victory.
Congrats to Pollos FC for their win in the final and to Eren Aydin on winning the division’s ‘Golden Boot’.Thanks to everyone for taking part this season and good luck to all those heading off to college!