The first team survived a shaky and slow first half to take down Beyond FC 3-0 at Grand Street. In the only way they know how, the Kickers lacked an edge and energy for much of the game, but stood tall on defense all day. Finally, in the middle of the second half, Brian Morris would cut around the goalkeeper and slide in a tough angle shot for the 1-0 lead. Minutes later, after hitting the post on a corner, newcomer Vlad turned on a dime and lashed a shot across goal into the far corner to make it 2-0. With comfortable possession, the Kickers found one last goal when Tim, perhaps scaring defenders with traces of Halloween makeup from the night before, bouldered through the defense and tapped the ball into the open net to finish off the young, excitable opposition 3-0.
The second team suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat, coming from 89th minute theatrics leading to a questionable penalty kick. The Reserves were not at their best, and could have won the game with the numerous chances they created for themselves, but some wayward shooting and final balls meant only one goal was scored, by Matt Capozzi.
The Kickers Over-30 Premier team was rained out at Pier 40.
The Kickers Legends continued their winning streak with their seventh win in seven games against fellow contenders SC Gjoa yesterday. The highlight of the 3-1 win were Joe Whitman's bicycle kick goal from the top of the box in the first minute that left SC Gjoa in shock, as some of them were still stretching. Gilad Bloom scored from the edge of box to put the Kickers up 2-0 in the second minute, then again in the middle of the second half for an insurance goal on a header on a perfect corner from Fred. Paul Cowler, Jesse Vozick, Mike Schall and Dave Dupuy were excellent in the back which, along with Raj's very safe hands, limited the highest scoring SC Gjoa offense to a single goal.