KORABI Veterans 2-2 Long Branch
Goals: Tonçe Papraniku, Murat Mela
Veterans Park, Old Bridge, NJ – November 16, 2008 – The Veterans played to a tie again despite dominating the second half but coming up short on an abundance of attacks.
Tonçe scored in the 15th minute from a corner kick when the opposing goalkeeper misjudged the ball and it got passed him to give Korabi a 1-0 lead. The lead only lasted 15 minutes when the visitors scored to equalize at 1-1. Long Branch scored minutes later from a free kick to take a 2-1 lead into the halftime break.
The second half was dominated by the Veterans with good midfield playmaking and constant attacking but no finish. In the 75th minute a Long Branch defender was called for a hand ball in the box and a penalty was awarded. Murat converted the penalty to even the score at 2-2. Korabi continued to dominate but came up short.
After the game, a tailgate party with drinks, beer and food (Lamb) was hosted and sponsored by Muhamet “Meti” Mirzo.