Port Jefferson SC played Kosmos United CY to a 2-2 draw. (Photo courtesy of the LISFL)
Trying to get some much needed momentum heading into the opening rounds of the Eastern New York State Adult Soccer Association and Long Island Soccer Football League games, as Port Jefferson SC and Kosmos United CY played to a 2-2 draw in the Premier Division Saturday night.
Just as the family and friends of both teams had settled in and dusk had settled on the field, a familiar scene occurred as Mosiah Whyte struck an early goal to give Port Jefferson SC a 1-0 lead. Kosmos remained undeterred and created several chances of their own as they battled back from the early deficit. Junior Rosero also had several chances for Port Jefferson and seemingly had given his club a 2-0 lead as the ball rolled towards the goal, but bounced off the post and was cleared.
Kosmos came roaring out in the second half to tie the game at 1-1 on a goal by Evan Vlachos. The momentum continued to swing the way of Kosmos and they soon added a second goal by the resurgent Peter Touros. Port Jefferson regained some momentum of their own and created chances that tested Kosmos goalkeeper George Angelidis.
Finally, a familar scene occurred as Mosiah Whyte capitalized on the pressure and scored his league-leading eighth goal of the season. Shortly after, the whistle blew and both teams earned a hard fought point.
Port Jefferson remained top of the table with Kosmos three points behind with a game in hand.
In other Premier League matches:
Glen Cove Avellino defeated PDB Irish Rovers 4-2 on two goals by former Rovers forward Ben Levy, and goals by Michael Guerra and Jovani Ramos. Will Mileski and Daniel Gutierrez scored the goals for Rovers.
Real New York FC defeated Forest Park 6-1 with Gavin Elphie and Jermain Smith each scoring two goals along with goals from Juvaunte Brown and Paul Thompson. Gabe Vertiz was the lone goal scorer for Forest Park.
Dejan Tolmac scored twice as New York Serbia defeated Port Jefferson Fusion 2-0.
Port Jefferson SC defeated Kosmos United CY 7-3 on Sunday in the Division 1 game. Jacob Garcia and John Egan each had two goals, while Kyle Campbell, Frank Siffert, and Matt Munoz each scored a goal for Port Jefferson. Jonathan Cano, Xavier Contreras, and Matthew Laya-Vetell each scored a goal for Kosmos.
Delwin Hernandez and Jose Villatero each had a hat-trick as Forest Park defeated Real New York FC 6-3. Paul Thompson, Juvaunte Brown, and Jermain Smith each scored a goal for Real New York.
Michael Anglim had the lone goal for Port Jefferson Fusion as they defeated New York Serbia 1-0.
New York Ittihad FC had a big win over South Jamaica Portuguese by the score of 9-1. Cameron Peiper and Fawad Ahmad each had hat-tricks for Ittihad, while Mohammad Yonis, Navid Allah Morad, and Tenzig Thabkhe each scored a goal. Bruno Martins scored the lone goal for South Jamaica.
Tom Garafola scored the lone goal for College Point Flames as they defeated Floral Park 1-0. It was the fourth goal of the season for Garafola who was the leading scorer in Division 2 in 2016 and 2017.
Matthew Levine was the goal-scorer for Oceanside United in its 1-0 win over Oyster Bay Park.
Ryan Steadman, Stanley Henry, Richardo Antoine, and Robbins Venett each scored a goal for New York West Indies United in their 4-1 win over Olympiacos New York. Juan Henao scored for Olympiacos.
John Valente scored twice for Atletico Union, but it wasn’t enough as Asteras GCC won 4-2. Christofer Petsalis, Faidon Theofilakos, Tasos Karydis, and Vaggelis Kragouras each scored a goal for Asteras.
Steven Bailey was the Boldest of the Bold with a hat trick for NYCD Boldest Soccer FC in their 3-2 win over SS Cosma Damiano. Luca Gentile and Nick Lamonica each scored a goal for Cosma Damiano.
Pro-Touch Eagles United continued their undefeated start to life in the LISFL with a 5-1 win over Asteras New York. Alex Martinez and Nelson Argueta each scored twice, while Kevin Ortiz added a goal for Pro-Touch. James Lubkan was the lone scorer for Asteras NY.
Istria defeated Lindenhurst 3-0 on goals by Dariusz Kaczorowski, Sadiku Kreshnik and Sanel Selmanovic.
Dereck Lemley and Phil Ng each scored twice, but it wasn’t enough as Garden City lost 5-4 to Glen Cove. Samuel Minaya scored twice, while Allan Maragh, Omarley Francis, and Victor Avwontom each scored a goal for Glen Cove.
Port Jefferson and Polonez battled to a 3-3 draw. Chris Herzog, Peter Antoniades, and AJ Gercke each scored for Port Jefferson. Grzegorz Panek scored twice, while Jerzy Jankowicz added the third goal for Polonez.
Integral Kings came away from New York Hota Bavarians with an 8-0 win. Dason Noble and Marcus Julien each scored twice, while Marlon Clarke, Governasha Warner, Frank Abrahams, and Saidy Fedee each had a goal for Integral.
A Ryan Reid hat-trick and an own goal by Long Island Gaels VSP gave Baisley United a 4-0 win.
Nikola Dokic scored a hat trick and Djan Annan added a goal for Olympiacos New York in their 4-2 win over Oceanside United. Conor McCullagh and Vito Sguera were the Oceanside goalscorers.
Cheick Tidiani had a hat-trick and Maciel Gomes added a goal as New York Hota Bavarians defeated Lindenhurst 4-0. Tidiani has nine goals on the season for Hota as he looks to lead the division in scoring once again.
Colson Medy scored for Baldwin, but it was enough as Baisley United won 2-1 on goals by Mesfin Blair and Mario Gordon.
A Lloyd Matthews brace gave Baisley Uniteda 2-1 win over Oceanside United. Mike O’Connell scored the goal for Oceanside.
Sime Bergam scored a hat trick and Ivica Kajic added a goal as NY Polet / Rudar defeated Massapequa SC 4-2. Michael Gozley and Richard Nuttall scored for Massapequa.
Wieslaw Halon scored twice for Polonia, but it wasn’t enough as New York Hota Bavarians came away with the 4-2 win. Brian Warde scored twice, while Dennis Coke and Raymond Campbell each added goals for Hota.
Nick Iosif scored a hat trick, while Steve Papadopoulos added a goal for Olympiacos New York in their 4-1 win over Oyster Bay Park.