This week in the LISFL was the fourth league game for many of the teams. It gave each team an opportunity to determine if they’re on course for a good season or if changes need to be made. With each team battling for some precious early season points, many exciting games were held throughout the league.
Forest Park picked up 2 valuable wins over Real New York FC in both the first team and reserve games. An Andrew Lomanto goal was all Forest Park needed in the first team game to pick up a 1-0 win. Goals by Andre Lee, Henry Hernandez, and Mamaday Donzo gave the reserves a 3-0 win.
East Hampton FC traveled to the Port Jefferson Fusion and came away with a 4-1 win in the first team game. Julian Barahona, Gehider Garcia, John Romero, and Rafael Godinho scored for East Hampton.
Panagiotis Kabankis scored his fourth goal of the season for the Fusion in the loss.
Both teams had to settle for a 3-3 tie in the reserves game. Sean Hamilton, Timothy Berdon, and Riccardo Griffiths scored for the Fusion. Luis Barrera, Rafael Godinho, and Furkan Akyol had the goals for East Hampton.
New York Irish Rovers also picked up 2 wins in their games with Kew Forest FC. Rovers won the first team game 1-0 on a goal by Alagie Janneh. Ryan Lang scored twice, while Nqobile Chitimbire, Riccardo Pellecchia, and Rafiu Olanrewaju each added a goal as Rovers won the reserves game 5-0.
League President Gus Xikis was at the first team game between Rovers and Kew Forest and said, “It was a well played game by two good teams. Kew Forest have had a slow start to the season, but they played well and either team easily could have won. If Kew Forest keep playing like that, I expect to see them get some wins very soon.”
New York Serbia’s first team picked up a big win away to Port Jefferson by a score of 3-2. Serbia was leading 1-0 at half-time, and shortly after the start of the second half, Lino Pereira scored an “Olympic Goal” for Port Jefferson to tie the game at 1-1. Serbia came right back and scored twice to take a 3-1 lead. Port Jefferson kept battling, but a late Anthony Panebianco goal was not enough as the game ended 3-2. Alexis Adrian, Ognen Hristovski, and Boris Papic scored the goals for Serbia.
Port Jefferson had a 2-0 lead in the first half of the reserves game on goals by Eli Whyte and Zanetti Alberick. Serbia tied the game at 2-2 in the second half on goals by Dane Cardiel and Alexis Adrian. With 4 minutes left in the game, Malik Simpson scored for Port Jefferson to give them a 3-2 win. Goalkeeper Corey Desmond made several crucial saves throughout the game to ensure that Port Jefferson picked up the 3 points.
College Point FSC defeated Farmingville Portuguese by a score of 1-0, while Mineola Portuguese and College Point Flames played to a 0-0 draw.
New York West Indies United rebounded from their loss last week to the Flames, by defeating Oceanside United by a score of 3-1. Fernander Demas, Baez Meronvil, and Robins Venett scored for West Indies, while Kevin Becker scored for Oceanside.
South Jamaica Portuguese came away with a 3-2 win over SS Cosma Damiano. The prolific Bruno Martins scored twice to give him 8 goals on the season, while Miguel Almeida added a goal. James Dukas scored both goals for Cosma Damiano.
Goalkeeper Kyle Ray made several key saves to ensure that Floral Park had their third shutout of the season in their 3-0 win over Olympiacos New York. Juan Perez, David Lopez, and Alex Barbosa scored the goals for Floral Park, who remain in first place in their group with 10 points from 4 games.
Oyster Bay Park defeated an outmatched Leros team by a score of 9-1. Claudio Figueroa and Aron Santibañez each scored twice, while Jordan Contreras, Ricardo Contreras, Christopher Ortiz, Ernesto Santana, and Jelson Bonilla each scored once for Oyster Bay. Julian Escobar had the consolation goal for Leros.
Hicksville American SC defeated Asteras GCC by a score of 4-2. Ryan Reichmann scored twice, while Brian Freire and Derek Letosky each added a goal for Hicksville.
Rocco Famiglietti scored twice for Port Jefferson Fusion, but it wasn’t enough as Kosmos United CY continued their undefeated season with a 5-2 win. Sunnatillo Khusanov scored twice, while Costantinos Troullouris, Matthew Laya-Vetell, and Alexis Escobar each scored a goal for Kosmos.
A Steven Bailey hat-trick gave NYCD Boldest FC their first point of the season in a 3-3 draw with South Jamaica Portuguese. Andre Quinteiro scored twice and Brendan Vagos added a goal for South Jamaica.
Istria and Baisley United have had some heated games over the years, but a goal by Dariusz Kaczorowski was all Istria needed in this game to come away with a 1-0 win.
Integral Kings picked up their second win of the season by a score of 4-0 over Oceanside United. Ricardo Burke scored twice, while Michael Reid and Jerome Dent also scored for Integral.
Lindenhurst also won their second game by a 2-0 score over Garden City. Rob Meehan and Steven Jenns scored the goals that gave Lindenhurst the 3 points.
New York Polet continued their undefeated start with a 5-0 win over New York Hota Bavarians. David Panchano scored 2 goals, while David Musinski, Matia Damiani, and Marin Filipovic each added a goal.
Polonez and Glen Cove battled to a 2-2 draw. Krzysztof Szozda and Jerzy Jankowicz scored the goals for Polonez, while Victor Avwontom and Andre Barker scored for Glen Cove.
Nick Benito had a hat-trick, while Stanley LaRouche added a goal for Port Jefferson in their 4-0 win over Long Island Gaels VSP.
Lindenhurst picked up their third win in three games by a score of 4-1 over Oyster Bay Park. Michael Murray scored twice, while Flavio Ferri and William Knapp each had a goal for Lindenhurst. Julio Marchant had the Oyster Bay gaol.
Olympiacos New York came away from Baldwin with a 3-1 win on 2 goals by George Psomostithis and 1 goal by Ervin Kolenovic. Dezil Venard scored the Baldwin goal.
A Cheiek Tidiani hat trick led the way for New York Hota Bavarians in their 4-2 win over Oceanside United. The prolific Tidiani now has 8 goals on the season. Adrian Romo also scored for Hota, while Ron Garon and Mark Green had the goals for Oceanside.
Polonia and Baisley United battled to a 2-2 draw. Marek Rakowski and Piotr Golabek scored the goals for Polonia, while O’Neil Johnson scored both goals for Baisley.
It’s now four wins in four games for New York Hota Bavarians as they defeated Polonia by a score of 3-0. Bryan Warde, Alonso Alvayero, and Silvano Frantellizzi scored the goals for Hota.
A goal by Anthony Grant was all Baisley United needed as they defeated Olympiacos New York 1-0.
Once again, Freddy Mucha came through with a goal for Oceanside United to give them a 1-0 win over New York Polet / Rudar.
Editor’s Note: Article supplied by LISFL.