First Team Wins Promotion - Kickers 5/21 Game Recaps


First Team

The Kickers first team secured the top spot in the league as well as promotion to the first division with a scrappy 3-1 win over second-place Hoboken FC. The Kickers fell behind 1-0 after an opposing cross was nodded in from near the penalty spot. Down 1-0 in the second half, the Kickers continued to create more quality scoring opportunities when finally Brian Morris ended the Kickers' offensive woes by tapping in a loose ball to tie the game at 1-1. A few minutes later, Albi took advantage of the space on the left side of the field, getting in behind the defense for the 2-1 go-ahead goal, and Hoboken transfer Chris Hall scored the third goal against his former club on a turnaround shot that slipped under the Hoboken keeper. The Kickers easily killed off the final minutes of the game as things got chippy, stealing all three points in Secaucus.

Second Team

The Kickers reserves tied 1-1, conceding off of a rebound in the 80th minute only to come right back down the field and score through a beautiful Seamus Kelly one-time volley off a corner.

Over-30 Premier

The Kickers Over-30 Premier had a strong finish to the regular season with a solid win on Sunday, in spite of only having 11 players for most of the match. The Kickers went ahead in the 20th minute when Nick Bill scored, then a few minutes later Alex Petrovic scored to give the Kickers the comfortable 2-nil lead. Mike Fitzgerald and the defense would keep the Gunners off the board after some threatening scoring opportunities. In the 70th minute, Colin O'Banion scored to give the Kickers the 3-nil lead and they never looked back.

Over-30 Legends

The Kickers Over-30 Legends lost 0-5 in its semi-final League Cup game against Manhattan Celtic Legends. They're looking forward to the Division championship semi-final play off on June 4th against Cozmos.