Game summaries provided by Philipstown Soccer Club
Vikings Frustrated by CONA Union 09
The Philipstown boys’ U10 Vikings hosted the Newburgh CONA Union 09 squad on Sunday, Oct. 21, and exerted themselves, in an evenly played match, to no avail.
Both teams enjoyed equal lengths of ball possession in the first half and left wing Rhys Williams nearly put the Vikings ahead when he received a pass in position to score. But, the ball was just beyond his reach and the first half ended with neither team able to produce a goal.
In the second half, but the CONA Union 09 converted a penalty kick (on a Vikings handball in the box) to take a 1-0 lead. Jack Fitzgerald, Ames Jannetta and Elias Moran were the next Vikings to all narrowly miss scoring a goal. But, ultimately, the Vikings offense was not able to convert the opportunities into goals.
On the other hand, the Vikings defensive did everything possible to stop the CONA Union 09 who, nonetheless, found a way to score once more – this time due to some confusion between the referee and his linesman. With the 2-0 defeat, the Vikings are 3-2-0 and will visit the Cornwall Aztecs on Oct. 28 at noon.
Force Pull Out a Hard-Fought Tie
The Philipstown boys’ U10 Force traveled to Poughkeepsie on Oct. 21 to take on a tough opponent on a cold Sunday afternoon.
Great goaltending and defense helped keep Poughkeepsie in check and a booming shot from nearly midfield by Zachary Fox gave the Force create a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.
The second half saw Poughkeepsie fight back. They scored three times in a row, the last with two minutes left, to take the lead. The Force never gave up, and Lucky Bell sent a beautiful high pass to Lincoln McCarthy, who blasted the ball into the back of the net to tie the game with moments left.