Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEXT GAME; Sunday 29th June vs Fairfield



Our last game of the Summer season is an away game to Fairfield. This is a 10am kick off and we will need a strong squad to round off a fairly tough first 9 games to the season. I think the team is getting better but we have been unlucky in certain games. Fairfield will be out for revenge as they are the only team we have beaten this year!  So let's do it again!!

Who is in?


FAIRFIELD LUDLOWE HIGH SCHOOL (Lower and Upper) (also ROGER LUDLOWE COMMUNITY CENTER): 785 Unquowa Rd Fairfield, CT 64824
(Nike® Artificial Turf field approved for SASL games)
I-95 to Exit 21. Southbound right, Northbound left onto Mill Plain Road bearing right about 1⁄2 mile to stop sign and turn right onto Unquowa Road. Go about 200 yards to the entrance of Fairfield Ludlowe High School / Roger Ludlowe Community Center on the right. Follow the driveway around to the back of the building through the parking lot. Stay to the right of the large upper field if going down hill to the lower field.
Teams should note that NO ALCOHOL is allowed on school grounds!


                           GO USA!!!!!!


Monday, June 23, 2014

MATCH REPORT; Greenwich Arsenal 3 Madison 0


I wasn't there but from all accounts this was a very brave backs to the wall performance by the Celts who played with one man down for most of the game. The fact that the first half score was 3 to nil and that was the same score by the end of the game says it all. Only one game left in the Summer half of the season. Let's bring that fighting spirit ( and more players...! ) to the last game.
"Very proud of the way all of you played today, especially shutting the 20 man squad out​ in the 2nd half. Many stand outs today, but Hulk at center forward (who'd have thunk it!) and Dustin in goal were fantastic. Nothing we could do about the first half goals! It was tough starting with 10 players again, so thanks to Hulk for driving down from MA this morning to make us 11! "  Captain Ron


Haven't played forward since freshman in high school......no one could challenge me on goal kicks with headers, so used to catching them which made headers easy...... One step short of scoring a goal on tanos cross.........overall a good time for a keeper .... Very funny ..... Been laughing about it all day

Hulk


"We play like Iran vs Argentina, but no subs, they had 8! Kevin played good in defense winning all the headers in the second half. My MOM is Dustin or all the great saves in the second half"

Tano

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Field Change for Sunday!!



Our 11am game against Greenwich Arsenal is now being played at the High School Turf Field 7

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL:

10 Hillside Road, Greenwich, CT 64830
(Nike® Artificial Turf field approved for SASL games) I-95 South to Exit 4 Indian Field Road. Turn right onto Indian Field Road. At the first traffic lights turn left onto East
Putnam Avenue/Route 1. Take the second right onto Hillside Road. Greenwich High School is immediately on the left. I-95 North to Exit 4 Indian Field Road. Turn left onto Indian Field Road. Continue as above. 

Teams should note that NO ALCOHOL is allowed on school grounds!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

NEXT GAME; Sunday 22nd June vs Greenwich Arsenal

I hope you are all inspired by watching all these great World cup games! We will need some of the grit and determination the USA showed against Ghana when we play Greenwich Arsenal this Sunday. This is an away game with an 11 am kick off and we need to use our big squad to get a good turn  out.

The field directions are below;


CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL:

9 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich, CT 64830
I-95 to Exit 4, Southbound right, Northbound left onto Indian Field Road. Go about 1 mile, you will cross East Putnam Avenue/Route 1 where Indian Field becomes Old Post Road #6 and turns sharply right. Go about 100 yards, turn left onto Stanwich Road and go about 7/10 mile, turn right onto Indian Rock Lane, school on left. Field behind school. 

Teams should note that NO ALCOHOL is allowed on school grounds!

Last weekends results and standings;

Second Division
Madison Celtic FC0Stamford United1 
Fairfield GAC0Guilford Bell Curve1 
Orange SC2Cheshire Inter FC3 
Norwalk Sport Colombia FC3New Haven Americans2 
Danbury United2Greenwich Arsenal1



SECOND DIVISION
Pl
W
D
L
FW
FL
F
A
GD
SNR
PD
Pts
1
Danbury United
7
6
0
1
0
0
24
6
18
0
0
18
2
Norwalk Sport Colombia FC
7
5
2
0
0
0
19
6
13
0
0
17
3
Stamford United
7
4
3
0
0
0
12
4
8
0
0
15
4
Greenwich Arsenal
7
4
1
2
0
0
12
9
3
0
0
13
5
Orange SC
7
3
1
3
0
0
11
16
-5
0
0
10
6
Guilford Bell Curve
7
3
0
4
0
0
7
15
-8
0
0
9
7
Cheshire Inter FC
7
2
1
4
0
0
16
19
-3
0
0
7
8
Fairfield GAC
7
2
0
5
0
0
8
13
-5
0
0
6
9
Madison Celtic FC
7
1
1
5
0
0
6
19
-13
0
0
4
10
New Haven Americans
7
0
1
6
0
0
3
11
-8
0
0
1

Monday, June 16, 2014

MATCH REPORT; Madison 0 Stamford 1

A tough defeat for the Celts as they fell to  a single goal loss against a stuffy, but resolute Stamford team. The game was an even one, although the Celts had to batten down the hatches for the first twenty minutes as Stamford set up wave after wave of attack. Some great defending by the back line and good saves by Hulk kept the score sheet clean. As the half wore on some great midfield attacking by Robert Bz, Roniildo, Jodingo!! and Jim allowed the team to claw back into the game. Some attacks by Kevin and Tano went close but by the end of the half the teams were tied goalless. The Celts had lost Dustin in warm up and a few players were starting to succumb to injuries with Jodingo!! next to be benched. The second half looked to be heading the same way as the first with chances few and far between for both teams. Just as  it looked to be heading to a 0 0 draw a mix up at a throw in allowed a Stamford forward to race into the box and round Hulk to smash the ball into the net. After that disappointment the Celts fought hard to get an equalizer but with no luck and slipped to another defeat

Man Of The Match; Great defence again with la boca, Tim, Dan and Johnny I playing well throughout the game ably supported by tomP and Hulk. But for his non stop running and aggressive tackling the MOM goes to Robert Bz



Friday, June 13, 2014

NEXT GAME; Sunday 15th June vs Stamford



SECOND DIVISION
Pl
W
D
L
FW
FL
F
A
GD
SNR
PD
Pts
1
Danbury United
6
5
0
1
0
0
22
5
17
0
0
15
2
Norwalk Sport Colombia FC
6
4
2
0
0
0
16
4
12
0
0
14
3
Greenwich Arsenal
6
4
1
1
0
0
11
7
4
0
0
13
4
Stamford United
6
3
3
0
0
0
11
4
7
0
0
12
5
Orange SC
6
3
1
2
0
0
9
13
-4
0
0
10
6
Fairfield GAC
6
2
0
4
0
0
8
12
-4
0
0
6
7
Guilford Bell Curve
6
2
0
4
0
0
6
15
-9
0
0
6
8
Cheshire Inter FC
6
1
1
4
0
0
13
17
-4
0
0
4
9
Madison Celtic FC
6
1
1
4
0
0
6
18
-12
0
0
4
10
New Haven Americans
6
0
1
5
0
0
1
8
-7
0
0
1


Our next game is this Sunday at home versus Stamford United. This is a 9am Kick Off!
Stamford is not a team we have played before but they have got off to a good start in the league so far sitting in 4th. Lat week they drew 0-0 against bottom team New Haven Americans. Our win last week didn't lift us out of the bottom two but we are now only 2 points off 6th place!

Anyone want to be on beer and snack duties for the weekend?


LAST WEEKS RESULTS;

Second Division
Stamford United0New Haven Americans0
Norwalk Sport Colombia FC1Greenwich Arsenal1
Madison Celtic FC2Fairfield GAC1
Guilford Bell Curve3Cheshire Inter FC1
Danbury United7Orange SC1

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup Starts Today!!

Another four years has passed and it's time for another month of crazy football!

So who is going to win it?   Not sure you can see past Brazil on their own patch?  Belgium maybe as a dark horse?  Argentina will be there for sure, and Spain, and Germany. What about Italy?  Or England? LOL

I'll be supporting teams that have current or ex Celtic players in their ranks, Greece, Nigeria, Korea, Honduras.....even England have the Celtic goalie!

So which team is going to win it??

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

MATCH REPORT; Madison 2 Fairfield 1

 The Celts recorded their first win of the season with a well deserved 2-1 victory over Fairfield. A strong pool of players was available and the Celts started the game as though they meant business. Strong midfield possession and some reasonable passing was the hall mark of the opening twenty minute of the game. Johnny B and Roniildo were playing well together with Jim  and Ruggero  taking great positions on the flanks. As other middies such as RobBz and TomA came into the game the Celts were really keeping a strangle hold on the ball. The defence was solid and keeping the ball as far away from the goal line as they could but when Fairfield did break through Hulk was there with reflex saves from every part of his anatomy. Up front Kevin, David, Tano and La Boca were the opening set of strikers in the first half and were getting shots off, some from a distance, but enough to keep the opposition on their toes. The break through came when the ball spun through to Kevin who made no mistake by flashing the ball past the Fairfield goalie for the opening goal. The Celts held out to half time and started the second half with some great play again from the midfielders. Some good passing and pressure up front eventually led to a rare moment for the Celts this season....a second goal!  This time Jim spinning a ball over the head of the goalie. Two up and cruising with twenty minutes to go should have seen the Celts through to the finish line but they gave up a cheap second goal which set up a nervous last phase of the game But even with all the Fairfield pressure the Celts held out to claim all three points!

Man Of The Match;  Some strong performances all over the pitch from the defense with Hulk and Tim, the middies with Johnny B, Roniildo and Jim and the  forward line On balance the MOM goes to Jim for his match winning goal!



Friday, June 6, 2014

NEXT GAME; Sunday 8th June vs Fairfield


SECOND DIVISION
Pl
W
D
L
FW
FL
F
A
GD
SNR
PD
Pts
1
Norwalk Sport Colombia FC
5
4
1
0
0
0
15
3
12
0
0
13
2
Danbury United
5
4
0
1
0
0
15
4
11
0
0
12
3
Greenwich Arsenal
5
4
0
1
0
0
10
6
4
0
0
12
4
Stamford United
5
3
2
0
0
0
11
4
7
0
0
11
5
Orange SC
5
3
1
1
0
0
8
6
2
0
0
10
6
Fairfield GAC
5
2
0
3
0
0
7
10
-3
0
0
6
7
Cheshire Inter FC
5
1
1
3
0
0
12
14
-2
0
0
4
8
Guilford Bell Curve
5
1
0
4
0
0
3
14
-11
0
0
3
9
Madison Celtic FC
5
0
1
4
0
0
4
17
-13
0
0
1
10
New Haven Americans
5
0
0
5
0
0
1
8
-7
0
0
0


Guys we have another Home game this weekend with a 10am Kick Off against Fairfield GAC. This team plays in green and white so we will have to wear our change shirts which are black. I will bring a whole bunch of numbered shirts although I don't have all the numbers on them so if you have a black shirt with your number on it please bring it along.

Should be a lovely day again for a few beers after the game. We also have a great chance of getting some points in this game. Let's keep playing the way did for 75 minutes last week!

Who is in?  Who is bringing beer?


Sunday, June 1, 2014

MATCH REPORT; Madison 1 Orange 3

 Madison Celtic were 15 minutes away from their first win of the season but succumbed to three late goals to register a disappointing 3-1 loss to Orange. A strong but well balanced first half saw Madison take the lead from a superb goal from Johnny B after some great passing down the wing involving Jim. Prior to the goal Orange had hit the cross bar and pulled out a string of great saves from Hulk. Although the Celtic goal could not be described as against the run of play the game was certainly very open and even. The second half was similar with some good pressing from Orange pushing the Celts further and further back. The Celts also had their chances up front to make the points secure but most of the shots were weak or rushed. And with only 15 minutes left Orange got the goal all their pressure deserved when their attacker turned quickly at the edge of the box and crashed a shot past Hulk. Of course there was still plenty to play for but you could get a sense that the Celts were crushed by losing the goal and their heads went down. Orange kept pressing and over the last 10 minutes of the game scored two fairly easy goals that could have been prevented

A disappointing loss although the Celts performance in the first half was very encouraging. Still a long way to go in the season

Man of the Match;  Hulk was great in the first half with a whole series of great saves but was at fault for a couple of the goals at the end. The defence played well overall and Johnny B and Roniildo in midfield were strong. But the MOM goes to Tim for yet another great defensive display with some great crunching tackles