Brian Morris' Five Goals Lead First Team To Victory, O-30 Legends Roll, O-30 Premier Stumble

First Team

Despite being separated by just two points in the table, the Kickers first team game vs. Beyond FC was essentially over after 45 minutes, with Brian Morris scoring five first half goals (James Z added a 6th) and the Kickers jumping out to a 6-1 lead. The Kickers were gifted a defensive blunder on the first goal, but strung together sequences of passes all over the field for much of the first half to set up the additional five goals. Things were a bit tighter (albeit a bit slower) in the second half, and to the opponent's credit, the game was hard fought for all 90 minutes. Beyond FC would add a second tally on a swerving rocket from 30 yards out, but the Kickers struck back on a cool PK converted by Khriswayne with 15 minutes to go, and the game finished 7-2.

Second Team

Kickers Reserves smashed a rather violent Beyond FC team where it counted; on the score sheet. Despite slide tackles from behind, metal studs, and challenges more than a second after the ball was passed, the Kickers were unfazed, putting seven past their opponents. Gio LoMonaco put on his scoring boots, adding a double, Albi Rexha scored two, David Anderson scored one, Lukas score one, and even David James, back from the Over-30 wilderness, got involved in the scoring. Letting up two goals was disappointing, but the Kickers have bigger fish to fry next week as they face Williamsburg International for a top of the table battle, sole ownership of the first place at stake.

Over-30 Premier

The Kickers Over-30 Premier put together one of their best first half performances and followed it with one of the worst second half performances which doomed another good effort.

Playing a 3-5-2 for the first time all season, the Kickers enjoyed more time on the ball and defended well through the first 45 minutes. Khouri Mullings (MVP) earned the go-ahead goal in the 20th minute. The Kickers kept that lead with some good team defensive play.

In the Second half, Pancyprian woke up and took the game to the Kickers, scoring one goal from inside the six, from 25 yards, and everywhere in between. Khouri had one more break away goal 60th minute, Nick Bill scored on a well deserved PK (70th minute), but Panycprian were too much for the Kickers as they eventually fell 6-3 to the Greeks.

Over-30 Legends

The MKFC Legends prevailed after a hard fought goal-less first half to beat NY Shamrocks Legends 3-0 in the second half. The first goal was a thumping header from Kevin Adamson-Jackes around the 70th minute, jumping over his 6'4" marker; the second, a Joe Whiteman special, and the last, a mazey dribble by Yadh Yaich through 14 players to goal.