Cosmopolitan Soccer League Metro Div 2 West
KORABI – FC PARTIZANI NY 4:3 (2:3)
Staten Island, NY – March 9, 2008 – In preparation for the upcoming Spring season Korabi played a friendly match with Partizani, a fellow CSL team.
Korabi started the game with some crisp passing and relentless attacking. In the 5th minute Albert Ruci made a run down the left flank and crossed the ball in goal mouth where Robert Mela was able to tap into the net to give Korabi a 1-0 lead. Robert Mela scored again in the 12th minute, converting a cross from Luigi Ferrara, to increase the Korabi lead to 2-0.
It seem like Korabi became complacent after the early lead and allowed Partizani to take over the game. In the 28th minute Partizani scored to reduce their deficit to one. It only took another minute for Partizani to score again and tie the game at 2 all. Partizani was able to score and take the lead in the 45th minute, shortly before the halftime whistle.
Korabi scored in the opening minute of the second half when Gzim Koleci was able to score on a 20 yard shot. But that was it as both teams showed that they are rusty from the long winter layoff and did not impress with their dull and mistake prone play.
The only bright spot for Korabi came in the 75th minute with a play that started in midfield with Luigi Ferrara getting past an opponent and making a beautiful pass to Azmir Dzemoski who continued on the left side and got past 2 defenders and crossed the ball over to Klaudio who easily converted to give Korabi a 4-3 lead and the win.
We would like to thank everyone who showed up on a cold and windy day for their support.