Williamsburg International FC Reserves were knocked out of the CSL Suanders Cup on Sunday as an accidental touch put in the only goal in a 1-0 defeat to Metro 2 side Momma’s Boys.
After a whirlwind Round of 16, which saw a postponement due to rain, followed by a struggle to reschedule, an eventual forfeit by Williamsburg due to lack of players, and finally a disqualification of opponents Lansdown Bhoys Metro due to their ongoing participation in the State Cup tournament, the Doylies were drawn against Metro 2’s Momma’s Boys in the quarterfinals of the Harry J. Saunders Cup.
A lazy Sunday afternoon on the first glorious day of Spring brought a relaxed feel to the opening half. Williamsburg largely dominated possession against 10-man Momma’s Boys, but failed to create many serious chances. The 0-0 scoreline reflected the lack of urgency on either side to score.
Despite a couple of good opportunities early in the second half, the most promising created by Arturo Bello who spun his man on the touchline before feeding a ball in to Turner Baker on the six yard box, Williamsburg couldn’t put the ball away.
Momma’s Boys sat in and absorbed pressure, while releasing with direct balls over the top. The strategy paid off with some good opportunities. Finally, off a short corner a deflected cross came into the penalty area. Defender Jake Poore came across to clear but mishit the ball as it was bouncing towards keeper Charles von Rosenberg. The deflection tipped just past the ‘keepers hands and into the net.
The Doylies never really looked like the had an equalizer in them and Momma’s Boys were able to deflate the game through the closing 20 minutes.