OCEAN CITY, N.J. — The Ocean City Nor’easters are going to the second round of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup.

The Premier Development League team booked a spot by recording a 3-1 over Junior Lone Star (Philadelphia) at Carey Stadium.

It will host the Harrisburg City Islanders (United Soccer League) USL May 17.

The Nor’easters grabbed a 2-0 advantage after 11 minutes behind goals by Tyler Collishaw and Fredlin Mompremier.

Ignaco Tellechea’s cross assisted Mompremier score in the fourth minute for a 1-0 edge.

Ismael Noumansana set up Collishaw to double the lead and his first goal of the season in the 11th minute.

On the hour, Lone defender Kouassi N’Guessan, off a Yaya Fane assist, sliced the lead in half with his first Open Cup goal before Akeil Barrett restored the hosts’ two-goal margin in the 82nd minute.

Prior to the insurance goal, the Philadelphis side came close to equalizing on several occasions.


Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.