Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Madison Celtic!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Forward of the Year!


\Congratulations to Johnny B for winning a very close midfielder of the year award! Up next is the very small list of forwards including Tano, Leo Mike G and Johnaldo! Go ahead and vote!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Midfielder of the year Poll!


Congrats to Dan and Dustin for both winning defender of the year with 6 votes each! Now its time for the middies! I had to be a bit more flexible with those middle/forwards types who I have mainly put in to the forwards poll

For the midfielders we have Fribeka, Roniildo, Johnny B, Jodingo!!, Rob Bz, Nino, James. Vincente

Go ahead and vote!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Defender of the Year Poll!



Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and have your livers revved up for the rest of the Holiday season! Looking forward to seeing all of you on the 11th. But, before that we have to end the year with our annual player  of the year poll. And this time we will start with our defenders. They have been in the thick of things all season and some fantastic performances have come out of the last line. We have also had some big beatings but even then you can point to outstanding saves and tackles that prevented the beatings form being even worse!

We have a great pool of players to choose from;

Dustin and Hulk between the sticks
Mike, Tim and Jim at various times as the center backs
Tom A, Bermuda Dan, TomP, Johnny I, and Kevin J as interchangeable full backs

Go ahead and vote on the magical poll machine on the top right of the blog!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

CUP MATCH REPORT; Windsor Rovers 7 Madison 1



The Celts 2015 season finally came to a close with a heavy loss in the cup to SNEASL outfit Windsor Rovers. The Celts held a very good Rovers team for 30 minutes but then they managed to claim 3 fairly easy goals before the half. The second half was much the same with a quick fourth goal for the home team. The Celts kept fighting and got a penalty which Roniildo slammed in to cut the deficit. But after a reasonably good spell the Windsor team slotted in a mother three  before the close to romp home as winners.

MOM; A lot of good fighting play from the defense and midfield and even though they shipped 7 goals it was clear it could have been a lot more without their effort. But a lot of credit goes to Dustin for pulling off some great saves, so mom goes to Dustin!

Have a great Thanksgiving guys!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Starting 10 for game vs Windsor



OK Guys, here is the starting formation for the game tomorrow. It;s called the Park the Bus formation as we only have 10 "able" and available players for the game. We have Tim and TomA who are 50/50 that will tell us  before tomorrow if they can make it

NEXT CUP GAME Sunday 15th Nov vs Windsor Rovers




The last game of the year is upon us! A cup game away to Windsor Rovers. This is a 10am kick off and at the moment we have 11 guys saying they will be there.  So we need a couple more players! The directions to the LP Wilson Center fields is below:


L. P. WILSON CENTER:
I-91 North to Exit 35A-B, exit splits into two, stay straight to Exit 35B (Windsor / Bloomfield), at end of exit take a left onto Route 218W, at third traffic light take right onto Matianuck Avenue. Field on the left about 1⁄4 mile. Take left at delivery entrance across from Saint Gertude Church and go to back of building to field.

We are playing on Field #2 which is the field to the right furthest away as you are looking down from the school/parking lot (parallel to lot.)

Monday, November 9, 2015

CUP MATCH REPORT; Madison 0 Fairfield 9


Well I guess it was game of two halves but both were pretty rotten. The Celts got hit by a steam train on Sunday in the shape of the runaway Division 2 champions Fairfield. The less said about the first half the better as the Celts lost 7 goals to a relentless Fairfield attack. The second half was a much stronger performance by the Celts as they staunched the bleeding and allowed only 2 further goals. Believe it or not the defense played well under this hammering with both Jim and Tim holding off the masked raiders as best they could and the full backs trying they best to hold off the wing attacks. Dan was a stalwart in goal saving several shots that would have surely taken the visitors in to double figures. The midfielders tried hard but were over run by the fast moving opposition and the strikers were starved of any balls to them. We knew it would be a tough game but maybe not as bad as this. Watching most of it from the side I was struck by the simple way the Fairfield moved the ball. Pass and move, pass and move, pass and move....shoot. We tended to pass and stop or miss the pass under pressure. Anyway, we know that's all about fitness and  match practice so if we ever want to play like Fairfield ( apart from signing a whole bunch of just turned 40 year olds ) that's what we would have to do.
On more cup game left  before the season is over and then we switch to indoor!

MEN OF THE MATCH; They played under extreme pressure the whole game and tried their best to get a foot hold in the game so my men of the match goes to the whole defensive line that played during the game Flying Dan, Jim O, Tim, Kevin J, TomA, Johnny I and Tom P

Thanks to Annie for all the great pics!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

STARTING 11 VS FAIRFIELD


Starting 11 for Sunday guys, we also have some good subs  10am kick off so see you all there bright and early for a warm up!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

STATE CUP GAME; Sunday 8th Nov vs Fairfield GAC


Our next cup game is this Sunday versus runaway division 2 champions Fairfield GAC. It is a home game with a 10 am kick off. If you haven't indicated to Ronnie if you are in or not please do so!

See you Sunday and remember to bring black shorts and socks!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

MATCH REPORT; Albanian Eagles 3 Madison 1



The final game of the season ended in a disappointing 3 1 defeat for the Celts. Even though they had the majority of the play and scored early in the second half to take the lead they succumbed to there simple errors that led to goals. Through most of the game it looked like the Celts would be the winning team. Some great possession play through the first half led to some great chances for both teams in the  but it ended in  a goalless stalemate. The second half saw the Celts move up a gear and it was no shock when the took the lead. A great cross in to the box was met by Tom's head and the ball crashed into the net. Madison should have put the Eagles to the sword but they let them back in to the game with a couple of defensive slips that led to goals. The Celts kept fighting for the equalizer but the Albanians slotted another in and  then had a penalty that was brilliantly saved by Dustin. In the end the scoreline looked like a comfortable win for the Eagles but the Celts should have at least claimed a point.

MAN OF THE MATCH; Some good solid performances throughput the team but a great goal and strong play by Tim earns him the mom.




The final league position for the Celts was 7th and  I guess that should have been higher.. No doubt they had a tough start to the season but once the team settled down some better results were gained. Next season will be better!




THIRD DIVISION
Pl
W
D
L
FW
FL
F
A
GD
SNR
PD
Pts
1
Waterbury Albanians
18
14
2
2
0
1
78
27
51
0
0
44
2
Albanian Eagles
18
11
4
3
0
0
36
21
15
0
0
37
3
North Haven SC
18
10
4
4
0
0
42
21
21
0
0
34
4
Eli's FC
18
8
4
6
0
0
39
28
11
0
0
28
5
Stamford City
18
8
4
6
0
0
27
20
7
1
0
28
6
Wilton Wolves
18
7
4
7
0
0
33
32
1
1
0
25
7
Madison Celtic FC
18
7
2
9
2
0
30
33
-3
0
0
23
8
North Branford SC
18
7
1
10
1
1
31
46
-15
0
0
22
9
Hamden United
18
3
1
14
0
1
21
72
-51
2
0
10
10
Wallingford Morelia
18
1
2
15
0
0
22
59
-37
1
0
5

Friday, October 23, 2015

STARTING 11 VS Albanian Eagles


We have some great  subs available too! Even me!! See you Sunday!!

NEXT GAME; Sunday 25th October vs Albanian Eagles




Madison Celtic's last game of this season is this Sunday versus the Albanian Eagles. This is an away game at Wilby High School ( directions below ) and a 10am kick off!  The Eagles are in 2nd place in the league and need a win to confirm their promotion, so they will be up for it. Let's round off the season with a win guys. The last few weeks has seen some of our best performances  and we need to keep this going as we will have two further cup games left before our actual 2015 season of games is over!

See you Sunday!



THIRD DIVISION
Pl
W
D
L
FW
FL
F
A
GD
SNR
PD
Pts
1
Waterbury Albanians
17
13
2
2
0
1
66
24
42
0
0
41
2
Albanian Eagles
17
10
4
3
0
0
33
20
13
0
0
34
3
North Haven SC
17
10
3
4
0
0
42
21
21
0
0
33
4
Eli's FC
17
8
3
6
0
0
39
28
11
0
0
27
5
Stamford City
17
7
4
6
0
0
26
20
6
1
0
25
6
Wilton Wolves
17
7
4
6
0
0
33
31
2
1
0
25
7
Madison Celtic FC
17
7
2
8
2
0
29
30
-1
0
0
23
8
North Branford SC
17
6
1
10
1
1
27
43
-16
0
0
19
9
Hamden United
17
3
1
13
0
1
18
60
-42
1
0
10
10
Wallingford Morelia
17
1
2
14
0
0
19
55
-36
1
0
5



WILBY HIGH SCHOOL:

I-91, Route 15 or I-84 to Route 8 North to Exit 36 (Huntingdon Avenue) off Route 8 North. At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Huntingdon Avenue. Go through 6 traffic lights and past Waterbury Shopping Plaza on your left. After the Plaza you will see a gas station on the left. Take an immediate left onto Hill Street Extension. Go to the stop sign and turn left onto North Main Street. When you come to a fork in the road, bear left onto Bucks Hill Road. Go about 1⁄4 mile and you will see Laurel Hill Complex, the Middle School and the High School on the right. Take the third driveway into Wilby High School.

Route 8 South to Exit 36. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left, go to first traffic light and turn left. Follow above directions.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

MATCH REPORT; Madison 4 Wilton Wolves 0

What a superb result for the Celts as they dominated and ultimately destroyed Wilton. The Wolves huffed and puffed but it was their house that was blown down by a rampant Celtic team. Two goals a piece from Tano and Roniildo completed a 4 0 route of the visitors. Stand in goalie Dan, The Flying Miller had a great game and a clean sheet!
Only one game is left in the league season and it's unfortunate that the Celts are hitting such a rich vein of form so late in the campaign.

Friday, October 16, 2015

STARTING 11 VS WILTON WOLVES



What a great team !  We also have Fribeka, Johnny I ( if recovered from injury) and Tom P  waiting on the wing  At time of writing we haven't heard from Mike G

Have a great game guys and go grab the points!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEXT GAME; Sunday October 18th, VS Wilton Wolves



The next game up is another home match against Wilton Wolves. This will be a 10 am kick off at Long Hill Road park. This is our second to last league game and we should be confident of claiming 3 points after such a strong performance against Division 1 team Cheshire Azzuri. We will have a new goalie in place for the day....The Famous Flying Miller !




THIRD DIVISION
Pl
W
D
L
FW
FL
F
A
GD
SNR
PD
Pts
1
Waterbury Albanians
16
12
2
2
0
1
62
24
38
0
0
38
2
Albanian Eagles
16
10
4
2
0
0
33
16
17
0
0
34
3
North Haven SC
16
9
3
4
0
0
38
20
18
0
0
30
4
Wilton Wolves
16
7
4
5
0
0
33
27
6
1
0
25
5
Eli's FC
16
7
3
6
0
0
35
25
10
0
0
24
6
Stamford City
16
6
4
6
0
0
18
19
-1
1
0
22
7
Madison Celtic FC
16
6
2
8
2
0
25
30
-5
0
0
20
8
North Branford SC
16
6
1
9
1
1
26
39
-13
0
0
19
9
Hamden United
16
3
1
12
0
1
17
52
-35
1
0
10
10
Wallingford Morelia
16
1
2
13
0
0
17
52
-35
1
0
5

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CUP MATCH REPORT; Madison 0 Cheshire Azzuri 2


Madison Celtic produced a battling performance in their opening State cup match against  crack Division 1 outfit Cheshire Azzuri.  For over 60 minutes the Celts more than held their own against the visitors with clear chances to take the lead from Fribeka and James. There is no doubt any bystanders watching this game would not have been able to tell the difference between the two teams. Even when Cheshire scored a scrambled goal the Celts kept fighting and could have got themselves back into the game. Unfortunately they managed a second  goal that gave the wrong impression that this was an easier win for Cheshire than. It was anything but, and makes you wonder why Madison Celtic are languishing in the lower half of the third division!

MAN OF THE MATCH; Some great play by a number of players from front to back. James had  a great game until he was brutally injured by the opposition, the rest of the midfield played really well. Mike Gill had an awesome first half before he had to leave. At the back Mike and Tim  were rocks and played their hearts out. Even when Dan and Johnny I had injuries both TomA and Jim O  seamless filled the gaps. Overall Tim gets the nod for MOM but there were many players right behind him


video




Friday, October 9, 2015

Starting 11 Game vs Cheshire Azzuri



Here is the starting 11 guys. We will have a 5 man midfield and 1 up front. The Cheshire team are a good one so we will start off with more of a defensive view. We also have a great subs bench so we can go at this team full blast!

See you Sunday! KICK OFF AT 10AM!!



STATE CUP GAME; Sunday 11th October VS Cheshire Azzuri



Our first State Cup game is this Sunday vs Cheshire Azzuri.  They are a Division 1 team in 5th place! We are in a tough section up against some strong teams but we should just go out and enjoy ourselves!

This is a home game at the new Long Hill field with a 10am kick off!


GROUP E - SCHEDULE

DateVenueHomeScoreAway
11-Oct-2015LONG HILL PARK, GuilfordMadisonCheshire
08-Nov-2015LONG HILL PARK, GuilfordMadisonFairfield
08-Nov-2015Quinnipiac Rec. FieldsCheshireWindsor
15-Nov-2015Roger Ludlowe HSFairfieldCheshire
15-Nov-2015LP Wilson Community Ctr.WindsorMadison
22-Nov-2015Roger Ludlowe HSFairfieldWindsor

GROUP E - TABLE

PlWDLFAGDPts
1Windsor Rovers (SNEASL)00000000
2Cheshire United Azzuri00000000
3Fairfield GAC00000000
4Madison Celtic00000000