Williamsburg International FC were knocked out of the CSL’s Kilby Cup on Sunday as they fell victim to a bit of sloppiness, some controversial late decisions, and a penalty-kick shootout against D1 opponents Central Park Rangers Whites.
Goals from Mark Gallagher, Kevin Ruppel, and Chris Blivin had Williamsburg International flying in their first competitive match against a CSL D1 side. CPR had scored a penalty that was given for a foul that was arguably outside the box to make it 3-1 to after 90 minutes.
A quickly-taken free kick in the final minute, led to a second dubious penalty, which was converted to make it 3-2.
As the remaining one-minute of extra time dragged from two, to three, to five minutes. CPR had a last chance from a corner kick. They headed goalwards, where their striker, who was arguably off-side, handled the balled, and then poked home the equalizer.
Williamsburg lost the penalty shootout 5-3.
Williamsburg International FC Reserves were set to face Lansdowne Bhoys Metro squad at Tibbet’s Brook Park. The match was postponed as park officials closed the fields due to heavy rain. The cup tie will be reschedule for a midweek fixture this week or next.