DEFEATS ZAKUSACHNAYA 3-2 AND MARCHES ON TO THE ASL FINAL
In the midst of the light steady rain
last Sunday night the Reds were matched up in the League
Semi-Finals against Russian side Zakusachnaya. The talented
Russian team struck first on the 29' after a miscommunication
on a back pass to goalkeeper Valencia, the ball was intercepted
and found the back of the net on near perfect shot. Salamina
answered on the 39' with rocket volley from Michaels just
outside the top of the box.
The Reds went ahead 2-1 early in the second
half with a clever tip in from old reliable Rony Goncalves
after a cross from ageless........Costea Decu! Yes our
old friend at the age of 38 was present to reenforce the
Salamina line-up. Zakusachnaya poured on the pressure for
the equalizer that finally came on the 72' after a rebound
from a save and then a solid return shot to the middle
of the net.
Salamina found the road to glory two minutes from time after a good
exchange from the left side between Guillermo and Nikola Dokic. Nikola
found Michaels onside with a clever through pass as the British forward
with a blast lifted the Reds to a 3-2 win and thus the ticket to the
In the other Semi-Final Chernomorets was
upset by ZHL Group Brighton Beach 2-1 in a very well played
LINE-UP: Valencia, Vincent (Edwin 76'), Jerrad, (G.Sapountzis 75'),
Arbalaez, Antoniades,Dokic, Duke,(Michaels 23'), Theodore, Victor,
Salamina will face ZHL GROUP BRIGHTON BEACH this coming Sunday, June
28th at Aviator Sports Complex. Kick-off is set at 8 P.M. (EXIT 11
S OFF BELT PARKWAY)
We urge all of our fans to be there to support NY Salamina to yet another
quest for a Championship Title!
BOYS U-16 MAKE IT FOUR WINS IN A ROW
The U-16 Reds with another big win versus
the Aviator Boys U-16 last Sunday are on top of the Division
in the Indoor League. Andrew Kaston, Giannakis Sapounzis
and Giovanni all had three goals a piece to lift Salamina
with the score of 14-5. The Reds have 12 points and have
a doubleheader this Sunday March 1st starting at 5 PM versus
Eagles and BBB FCB at 6 PM. For complete standings click
below at the League Website.
Giovanni is about to rip
another one for the Reds versus the Aviator Team
INDOOR SOCCER KINGS OF NEW YORK!
It was a marathon that started at 10 AM
and ended at 11 PM at Aviator Sports Complex this past
Sunday. Yes, you guessed it ! It was our Annual Golden
Goal Challenge Cup! This time it was bigger and better
than ever with 24 Club Teams participating. Teams from
the Tri-State area such as the Westchester Kicks, CD Iberia,
Albanian Eagles, Brooklyn Albanians, Landsdowne Bhoys,
Dervis Bosnia, B.H. Fanaticos, Polykratis, Paraguay FC,
Chernomorets, NY Croatia, Serbia Soccer Club, Pythagoras
Samos,AEK Fan Club of New York, Zakusachnaya, Manhattan
Beach, NY Dinamo, Real Caribe, FC Fuzion, Campania Calcio
and NYPD's Finest.
The Westchester Kicks were the surprsise
of the Tournament as they defeated the Albanian Eagles
10-2 in the Quarter Finals and edged CD Iberia 5-3 in the
Semi Final to get to the Grand Finale. The Mighty Reds
of New York Salamina defeated the Westchester Kicks in
the Final by the score 7-3 to capture their THIRD GOLDEN
GOAL CHAMPIONSHIP! NY Salamina in the qualifiers in sweeping
fashion defeated AEK NY 7-1, FC Fuzion 6-1 and New York's
Finest 6-3 to receive a buy in the First Round Round of
the playoffs. It also worth mentioning that the AEK NY
Indoor Squad was packed with NY Pancyprians such as Chris
Megaloudis and Tasos Polydefkis.
In the Quarter Finals Salamina defeated
a very strong NYPD squad with the score of 7-4 and in the
Semi-Final Salamina rocked NY Croatia by the score of 8-4.
Juan Peralta, Victor Kodinsky and Diego Mayanga were dominant
offensively for Salamina. In the Final, Salamina fell behind
1-0 but quickly recovered with back to back goals from
Guillermo Arbalaez and Victor Kodinsky to take the early
lead 2-1. The Reds defended well against the experienced
veterans of the Westchester Kicks. The Kicks were filled
with ex-Salamina players such as Tony Camaj, Laurence Piturro,
Salvatore Renzo, Vuksan Djoldevic and Dede Leshi. "Our
squad of young players such as Diego, Kodinsky and Peralta
blended with veterans like Nikola Dokic, Rony Goncalves
and Guillermo Arbalaez gave us depth and confidence to
march and win six games in a row in convincing fashion" commented
Salamina General Manager Andrew Parperides.
Juan Peralta was named the MOST VALUABLE
PLAYER from the Reds and Diego Mayanga was the top scorer
of the Tournament with 9 goals. NY SALAMINA LINE-UP: Cabanas,
Goncalves, Kodinsky, Mayanga, Dokic, Guillermo, Teddy,
Peralta, Gustavo, Garcia, Alimov.
The Tournament attracted over 500 people
between spectators and participants from 24 Clubs. The
top Indoor Soccer talent of New York was present in great
numbers at this Tournament.
The staff of New York Salamina wishes
to thank the management of Aviator Sports Complex, especially
Supervisor Felix Abramovich for making this a special day
for our organization as the memory of our late President
Demetris Parperides is very much alive!
U-16 DEFEATS ST.EDMUND'S AT AVIATOR INDOOR TOURNAMENT
The Reds Juniors are stepping up in the
Indoor Tournaments with a stunning victory with the score
17-1 over St.Edmunds High School at Aviator Indoor Sports
Complex last Sunday night. The U-16 Salamina Boys were
unstoppable especially in the first half with Giovanni,
Andrew Kaston and newcomer Bruno leading the way. Omar
Hesham was steady in goal with a very good effort.
The Reds Men's Team were not as sucessfull versus Manhattan Beach.
After leading at halftime with the score 5-4, the Reds bowed to Manhattan
Beach with the final 11-7.
"I'm happy with our U-16 Boys Team" commented Head Coach Andrew Parperides. "We
have some talented youngsters that will help us in the future. As far as the
Men's Team, we were not mentally prepared for the last 15 minutes of the game.
We need to boost our depth on the bench and we will."
DEFEATS PYTHAGORAS IN APL INDOOR
The Indoor season has arrived along with
New Year! The Reds clashed against the young but very physical
team of Pythagoras Samos last Sunday night at Aviator Sports
Complex. Salamina prevailed with final of 14-11. Samos
jumped to an realy 3-1 lead but the Reds after the entrance
of midfielder Guillermo Arbalaez turned the game around
with five consecutive goals. Mateos Dod Anjos, Thomas Gelardi
and Victor Kodinsky added three goals each to overcome
the early deficit. LINE-UP: Cabanas, (Omar), Kodinsky,
Gelardi, Dos Anjos, Jaime, (Guillermo), Alimov, (Garcia),
The Indoor Season at Aviator continues
Sunday January 11th. The full schedule will be posted by
INDOOR SEASON WITH A WIN
Salamina opened the NYSL Indoor Season
at Ozone Park's Junior High School 22 with a solid effort
versus Xeneise last Sunday afternoon. The Reds rested plenty
after last week's victory against the Manhattan Kickers in the APL
but showed up with a much younger team and defeated Xeneise with the
score of 8-5 to take the three points.
Guillermo Arbalaez, Thomas Gelardi and Jamie Vinencio led Salamina
on Sunday along with teenagers Geovanny, Diego and David Alimov. Abad
Crosby made a rare appearance in goal for the Reds making a couple
of spectacular saves.
The Brazilian newcomer Jaime Vinencio displayed his bicycle kick ability,
ripping one with his back to the net. Jaime added two more goals to
score his first hatrick for Salamina. Guillermo and Thomas were solid
defensively for the Reds.
"Our young players did well and expect to see more of our U-18 players in various
Indoor competitions throughout the winter" commented Manager Andrew Parperides.
The Reds will clash against Great Neck FC next Sunday December 21st
at Junior High School 22 (138-30 Lafayette Street) in Ozone Park, Queens.
Kick-off is at 4:15 P.M.
STUNS MANHATTAN KICKERS 9-3
In a game that was played in freezing
weather, (temperature below 32 degrees F), the Reds came
victorious big by the score of 9-3. The Kickers that came
into the game in 4th place in the APL, are in a fight for
the 4th and Final Playoff spot in the League. Perhaps it
is a little too early to talk about the playoffs but the
Reds have won their 6th game in a row in the APL.
Nikola Dokic once again was the leader for the Reds with 4 goals and
three assists. Salamina found themselves trailing 1-0 early in the
game against a quick Kickers squad.
Manhattan was fast but apparently very inexperienced for the Reds.
Salamina came back with three quick goals and led ta halftime with
the score 3-1. 16 year old John Sapountzis continues to impress at
midfield. John gave the Reds a bigger lift in the start of the second
half by finishing two give and go opportunities from Nikola Dokic.
With a 5-1 lead, Manager Andrew Parperides substituted three players
and gave everyone an opportunity to play the final game of the first
half of the season. The Kickers came back with two goals to cut the
lead at 5-3. One of them was a questionnable penalty after Mateos Dos
Anjos clipped a Manhattan forward just outside the Salamina box. The
Reds did not dispute the referee call and answered back with four more
goals to finish the game with a 9-3 trouncing of the Kickers! Mateos
Dos Anjos who is rumored to get a look with the professional club in
Cyprus in January scored the final goal of the game with a tremendous
individual effort by slicing through the middle of the kickers defense
around three defenders.
"We had good chemistry the past few games" and "we're looking forward to a strong
second half of the season". Those were the comments of Manager Andrew Parperides
after the game. Salamina will begin the Indoor Soccer Season the following Sunday
December 14th. Location and time will be announced by this coming Wednesday.
LINE-UP: Eran, C.Sapountzis, Adikimenakis,(Salinas 58'), Bojbasa, Pullinen,
(Augustine 52'), J. Sapountzis, Mateos, Dokic, (Crosby 62'), Alimov,
In other news the Reds U-12 Boys Team lost an exciting exhibition game
at Flushing High School last Wednesday night versus Manchester United
U-12 Boys of Flushing by the score of 7-5. The U-12 Boys are a talented
In the NYSSL Playoffs last Thursday night the Reds blew a 3-1 lead
only to lose in the Final to the Eagles with the score of 6-4. It's
worth mentioning that Salamina finished the game with two players short
after two red cards were given to Viktor Kodinsky and Agard Radoncicby
referee Juan Carlos Noboa.Way to go Juan!!! In the semi-finals the
Reds defeated Hoyt Park with the score of 7-1 and the Albanian Eagles
had no problem by defeating Tibetan FC with the score 5-0. Hoyt Park
took the Third Place Trophy. The NYSSL 2009 Spring Season will kick-off
on Thursday March 26th!
Any players that are interested to try-out for the Salamina Indoor
Team for the winter can call 646-247-5167.
For Aviator Link Standings click
DEMOLISH FC UNITED 10-0
New York Salamina had no problem last
Sunday at Aviator versus FC United. The Reds easily penetrated
and found the net 10 times! Aviv Volnerman scored 5 goals
while Nikola Dokic scored 3 and David Alimov netted the
ball two times for the Red and White. "That team was no
match for us but that doesn't mean we are not going to
be cautious in the next game" commented Manager Andrew
LINE-UP: Eran, Alfredo, Augustine, Gelardi,
C.Sapountzis, Adikimenakis, Dokic, Victor, Volnerman, Alimov,
The Reds will clash with NY Sicilians this
coming Sunday at Aviator Sports Complex. Kick-off time
will be at 5 P.M.
For Aviator Link Standings click
week to go before playoffs
Tibet FC is still sweating it out after
dropping a close one to Hoyt Park last Thursday night at
L I.C.H.S by the score of 4-2. The Albanian Eagles are
coming on strong on with a big 8-0 win over Nepal FC. Nissan
Koeppel outlasted Pythagoras Samos with a last minute goal
with the score of 5-4 and trail Tibet by three points for
the last playoff in Group B. The game between the Albanian
Eagles and Hoyt Park will decide the Division Champion
of Group A although they're both officially in the Playoffs
on December 4th.
In other news, New York Salamina's APL
game versus Manhattan Kickers has been rescheduled for
Sunday December 7th at Aviator Sports Complex. The regularly
scheduled game versus the NY FC Bravehearts has been awarded
in favor to NY Salamina in a 3-0 Forfeit for failure of
the Bravehearts to field a team on gameday. For complete
schedule and results click here
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The Reds after holding the Zakusachanaya
constant attack to 0-0 until halftime, they came out flying
in the second half and ousted the Russians 3-0. The Sunday
night derby was watched by plenty of supporters from both
sides as both teams displayed a good brand of football.
In the second half , Salamina opened the score with Aviv
Volnerman who got a good feed from Nikola Dokic just inside
the opponen't box. The second goal came on the 68' from
an unselfish effort from Nikola Dokic. The striker from
Montenegro with a clever pass led 19 year old David Alimov
that found the net and lifted Salamina up to 2-0. Just
three minutes from time 17 year old John Sapountzis with
an unexpected volley from 30 feet that sailed over the
goalie into the upper left corner of the net capped the
LINE-UP: Eran, Augustin, Guillermo, Antoniades,
Bojabasa, Gelardi, Panagi, (C.Sapountzis 46'), Dokic, Volnerman,
The Reds will clash with FC New York this
coming Sunday November 16th at Aviator Sports Complex.
Kick-off is set for 7 P.M.
CLINCHES PLAYOFF BERTH IN NYSSL
The Reds defeated Tibetan FC on Thursday
night and clinched First Place in Group B of the NYYSL
therefore assuring a position in the Final Four on December
4th.George Pirillou assisted on two goals and scored one
while Augustine and Nikola Dokic scored the other two goals.
The Albanian Eagles with a reenforced squad took the derby
of Group A with a 7-2 of Hoyt Park Boys but still trail
them in the standings by two points with two games to go.
Salamina will clash with powerhouse Zakushnacha in the
APL on Sunday night November 9th at Aviator Sports Complex.
The game will kick off at 8:30 P.M.
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STUNS INTER BROOKLYN 9-0
The Reds continued their upward climb
in the APL with a huge win over INTER BROOKLYN last Sunday
night at Aviator Sports Complex. The slaughter of goals
started early in the game with 3 goals from 19 year old
Davis Alimov from three passes by Greek Cypriot midfielder
George Pirillou. Aviv Volnerman added three goals of his
own and Nikola Dokic blasted two more and he is also leading
the League with 6 goals in five games. Marlon McGegney
capped the triumph late in the game at 9-0.
"We're going in the right direction" commented Head Coach Andrew Parperides." We
will show our real strength next Sunday night versus undefeated powerhouse Zakushnaya." The
Russian team is undefeated so far this season and the game is scheduled for an
8:30 P.M. Kick-off next Sunday night, November 9th at Aviator. For directions
go to www.aviatorsports.com
.LINE-UP: Eran, Augustin, C.Sapountzis,
Guillermo, Pirillou, Y. Sapountzis, (Gelardi 65'), Bojbasa,
(Roberto 72'), Dokic, (Panagi 69'), Volnerman, Alimov,
BACK ON TRACK WITH AN 8-0 TRIUMPH
The goals came down like rain and thunder
on Sunday night at Aviator Sports Complex. The Reds defeated
Polish American VISLA with the unbelievable of 8-0. Nikola
Dokic opened the score on the 12' with a penalty kick after
a handball inside the box. Abad Crosby made it 2-0 from
real close after a clever pass from Dokic on the 26'. Aviv
Volnerman joined the parade of goals with three of his
own at the 36', 44' and 57'. Dokic scored again from an
angle shot on the 78' and newcomer David Arisov sealed
the triumph with his first goal with the Reds uniform just
before fulltime. With this victory Salamina climbed to
3rd Place in the Standings and is looking ahead at next
Sunday's game with great confidence. Salamina faces BROOKLYN
INTER at Aviator on Sunday November 2nd. Kick-off is set
at 7:00 P.M. LINE-UP: Gustavo, Esteban, Bojbasa, Antoniades,
Crosby, Volnerman, Gelardi, Dokic, Arisov, McGegney, Guillermo,
3-1 TO ISSC
The inconsistent showings of the Reds
are already taking their toll this early season at the
APL. The Reds went up 1-0 on the score on the 12' from
Nikola Dokic after a long pass from Peter Antoniades. A
misclearance in the back from Mark Bojbasa, gave ISSC a
chance to knot the score at 1-1 on the 20'. ISSC went ahead
on the 32' from a shot just inside the box. Vadim was injured
earlier this week during a scrimmage(knee) and had to exit
at halftime. Enter Dario Cabanas in goal. A tragic mistake
on the 56' from the Paraguayan goalie gave ISSC a 3-1 edge.
Cabanas fanned on easy ball coming in and the rest was
elementary. Salamina came back attacking the last twenty
minutes but the ISSC goalkeeper stood tall and saved three
tremendous opportunities by the Reds from shots of Dokic,
Alimov and Guillermo Arbelaez.
"We didn't capitalize on our chances" commented
Andrew Parperides after the game. "if you allow three goals
you dig yourself a hole.We will try to correct our defensive
mistakes in the next game."
The Reds face the Polish American side
of Visla next Sunday night at Aviator Sports Complex. Kick-off
is set at 9:00 P.M.
NYSSL RESULTS & UPDATED
New York Salamina outlasted the veteran
team of ASTORIA FRIENDS last Thursday night with the score
of 7-2. Nikola Dokic had three goals, while Adam Pullinen,
David Alimov, Alfredo and Augustine had one goal each.
In the other games in Week 4 , Albanian Eagles stumbled
with a 1-1 tie versus a feisty Nissan Team while surprising
Tibet is marching undefeated by edging Pythagoras Samos
by the score of 3-2. HOYT PARK BOYS is one of the early
favorites for the title after a 6-1 victory versus Nepal
FC, the Sky Blue is in First Place in their group with
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DEFEATS ALBANIAN EAGLES 5-1
In a Friday night make-up game for the
NYSSL, the Reds ousted the Albanian Eagles with the score
5-1 and remained on top of the Group in the Standings.
Nikola Dokic opened the score at 14' with a corner drive
that found the net. Adam Pullinen made it 2-0 for Salamina
with a finishing touch after a good cross from Agustin.
Dokic made it 3-0 with a successful penalty kick after
a handball. The Albanians cut the deficit to 3-1 after
a deflection/own goal that was redirected into the net
by Reds defender Guillermo Arbalaez. Salamina answered
back with newcomer Agustin. The Mexican made it 4-1 for
the Reds and Dokic with a header sealed the victory for
the Reds. Salamina will resume obligations for the Aviator
Premier League with a game on Sunday October 19th. Kick
off versus ISSCP is at 9 P.M. at Aviator Sports Complex.
THE WAVES AT BRIGHTON BEACH
After the first week's disappointment,
the Reds returned to glory on Friday night at Aviator Sports
Complex by crushing BRIGHTON BEACH by the score of 7-1.
The Reds opened the score at 21' by Marlon McGegney with
a strong volley following a rebound. Sinisa made it 2-0
with a header after a good cross from Marlon at the 26'.
Brighton Beach cut the lead to 2-1 with a breakaway at
the 32'. Nikola Dokic with a thunderous shot from the top
of the box on the 41' mase it 3-1 in favor of NY Salamina.
In the second half Salamina manged to control the midfield
flow with Peter Antoniades, Adam Pullinen and Mateus Dosanjosleading
the way. The Reds continued the parade of goals from Guillermo
Arbalaez 53', George Pirillou 64', Mateus 73' and Peter
Antoniades on the 80'.
"A well deserved effort from the guys
tonite" commented General Manager Andrew Parperides. "This
is the team chemistry we expect the rest of the way." LINE-UP:
Slashtchev, Z.Dokic, (M.Bojbasa), Sinisa, N.Dokic, Pirillou,
Antoniades, Arbalaez, Pullinen, Mateus, Antoniades, Gelardi.
The Reds will continue their obligations at L.I.C.H.S this
Thursday night October 9th versus Astoria Albanians with
a 9:00 P.M. Kick-off.
DROPS A CLOSE ONE IN APL OPENER
The Reds opened the Regular Season in
the Aviator Premier League last Sunday night versus Chernamorets.
In a game where the two crucial mistakes were made in the
first twenty minutes, NY Salamina came away with a loss
by the score of 2-1. Chernamorets opened the score after
a miscommunication between the Reds Goalkeeper and defender
Mark Bojbasa.The secong goal came on a questionnable penalty
call after Bojbasa attempted to clear the ball from an
attacking player's feet inside the box. Salamina trailed
2-0 at halftime in the midst of the steady rain falling.
Nikola Dokic cut the deficit in half after a successful
penalty kick in the 62' and the same player nearly tied
the score with a direct free kick over the defending player's
wall at the 77'. The ball just shaved the near post and
went out. "I'm more concerned with our depleted back four" commented
Manager Andrew Parperides. "We also need more consistency
from our midfield. We're looking at some new players this
Salamina will face Brighton Beach this
Friday night at Aviator. Kick-off is set at 8:00 P.M.
WINS SECOND PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY 7-2
The Reds continued the exhibition season
with another victory last Sunday at Con Edison Field with
a 7-2 triumph over Italian League side SS Cosma & Damiano.
NY Salamina opened the score with Greek Cypriot George
Pirillou on the 17'. Cosma Damiano tied the score after
a shot deflected off a Salamina defenseman and was redirected
into the net. Salamina bounced back right before halftime
with a give and go from Abad Crosby and Pirillou. Crosby
lifted the Reds with a hard shot.
The second half found the Reds dominating offensively with the frontline
of Nikola Dokic, Joe Bojbasa and George Pirillou being a little too
much to handle for the young defense of Cosma & Damiano. The Reds
scored five more goals to up the score to 7-1 before the Italian side
got a late goal to end the game at 7-2 in favor of New York Salamina.
George Pirillou added two more goals to finish with 3 for the game
and show that in addition to Nikola Dokic New York Salamina has another
weapon this season to thread the net.
Veterans Joe Bojbasa , Nikola Dokic and Daniel Bataglia added one goal
each in the second half.
"We're looking more like a team making good decisions out there" claimed Head
Coach Andrew Parperides after the game.
LINE-UP: Vadim, Kemal, Sammi, Vahid, Daniel, Dokic, Pirillou, Crosby,
M.Bojbasa, J.Bojbasa, Michael
The Reds will be part of a 4 Team Round Robin this coming Thursday
night, September 18th at L.I.C High School. The Four Teams that will
participate will be Albanian Eagles, NNYC,
Pythagoras Samos and NY Salamina. Kick off of the Tournament will be
at 7:15 P.M.
L.I.C High School Field is located at 14-30 Broadway in Astoria Queens.
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OPENS ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13th
New York Salamina Soccer
Academy will reopen this Saturday afternoon September 13th
for Boys and Girls, Ages 5-16. Classes will be held on
the North End of Astoria Park-(23rd Avenue & 19th Street)
on Saturdays between 5:00 - 7 P.M. There will be also classes
for our advanced group on Thursdays at L.I.C High School
Field this fall between 7:00 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. Location
14th Street & Broadway in Astoria Queens Our instructors
this season will be Nikola Dokic, George Pirillou & Abad
Crosby. Any parents interested to register their children
for Soccer this season please call Andrew Parperides at
646-247-5167 for more information.
Our U-11 Salamina Reds
Team was Runner-Up in Scarsdale Memorial Tournament back
FIRST PRE-SEASON GAME
After a 6 Month absence
Midfielder Carlos Salinas agreed to return to NY Salamina
for the upcoming 2008-2009 Soccer Season. The Peruvian
28 year old Midfielder had a 6 month stint with Atletico
Alianza of the Peruvian First Division and earlier in his
career Carlos played in Belgium for FC Brugge. "We're hoping
that Carlos will help us this season" commented Head Coach
Carlos Salinas (right) with Amir Klincevic after the win vs U.S. Parma
back in November of 2007
FIRST PRE-SEASON GAME
Plenty of new faces last
Sunday at Kissena Park in Flushing. NY Salamina in a friendly
scrimmages against PYTHAGORAS SAMOS, a Hellenic American
squad from the Cosmopilitan League Metro One Division.
Pythagoras opened the score just before halftime on the
43' after a break away. The Reds looked flat in the first
half after a long three week summer break.
In the second half, Salamina
tied the game on the 67' from Nikola Dokic after a strong
effort from an angle shot. Pythagoras had the chance to
go ahead after winning a penalty but Goalie Dario Cabanas
made an excellent save to keep the score at 1-1. The winning
goal came after a Thomas Gelardi cross and a Dokic shot
that deflected in the net off a Samos' defender just two
minutes before fulltime. "The return of Dario Cabanas in
goal was a positive factor for us but we're still looking
for at least two experienced fullbacks" commented Head
Coach Andrew Parperides after the game.
Greek Cypriot Geoge Pirillou
added an offensive spark at Left Midfield for Salamina.
George returns to the Reds after a two year absence. The
24 year old midfielder was at Mercer College in New Jersey
on a 2 year Soccer Scholarship.The young Cypriot will give
added speed in the outside midfield position. The Reds
will clash versus Tibettan FC this coming Saturday August
30th at Con Edison Field. Kick-off is at 3:00 P.M.
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