Cosmopolitan Soccer League
Metro-1 Division East
KORABI – NYPD FC 3-1 (1-1)
Goals: Adam Hussein, Arti Mela, Albert Ruci
Staten Island, NY – March 13, 2011 – An excellent start to the Spring season, Korabi pick up where they left off, with a win over one of the top teams in the Metro-1 Division.
Korabi started out strong, but unable to make their efforts count, missing plenty of chances to take the lead. At the 35 minute mark the NYPD squad took a 1-0 lead, converting a penalty awarded when one of their players was fouled inside the box. Coach Rusty was relentless on the sidelines and urged his team to press forward and this paid off in the final minutes of the first half as Adam Hussein blasted a shot from 20 yards out to tie the score at 1-1.
It seemed as if the goal at the end of the first half put a damper on the NYPD as they came out flat in the second half. In the 55th minute Arti Mela scored on a deflection in front of the NYPD goal to put Korabi in front 2-1. The third goal was a beauty as Albert Ruci took a pass on the left flank, beat his defender and put a low shot off the crossbar for a 3-1 lead and the final score.
This was a very hard fought and well deserved win for the Metro=1 Division leaders Korabi who hope to keep on winning and possibly move up to the Second Division.