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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MATCH REPORT; Madison 4 Eli's FC 3



I wasn't there but from what i hear this was an awesome comeback from Madison Celtic against a strong Eli's team. 3 1 down at one point the Celts staged an awesome comeback to win 4 3!
Goals by James, Nino, Ronnie and Leo delivered all the points to the bhoys!  This was our first game at our new Long Hill field and it's dangerously close proximity to the Country Tavern bar!

Here is Ronnie's MATCH REPORT!



A remarkable win for the Celts this weekend as they clawed back from a 3-1 halftime deficit against a strong and fast Eli’s team to snag the 3 points! It was great to see 17 players show up at 7:30 AM on a chilly sunny morning for the first match on our new Long Hill home field, and as Danaldo had promised the pitch was in immaculate condition. By far the best field we’ve played on in years! We also saw the return of our power middies JohnB and RobZ to the line-up stating line up, so we were brimming with confidence that we clinch all 3 points and even the score from earlier in the season, when we lost 4-2 to the pub squad. The Celts started the game kind of slowly, and to be honest, a fast and well drilled Eli’s had the Celts on their back foot for the first 20 mins or so, and with a bunch of great saves by Dustin, we were able to keep them out for a half hour or so. The Eli strategy was basically the big welly ball over the top, hoping to capitalize on their speedy front players, and eventually that tactic paid off for the visitors, and we were one down. Nonetheless,we stuck to our strategy of pressing higher in the midfield than we have been doing most of this season, which allowed us into the box in numbers for probably one of the few times this year. I don’t think Tano or Leo could believe that they actually had a number of middies helping them out on the offensive, but finally the Celts struck back after a strong JB surge into their box and his ricochet shot on goal landed in the perfect spot for Ronaldo to tuck it away into the bottom left hand corner. At that point our confidence was high, and there was an expectation we could get a few more before the half. But just like that, we went from having our corner kick, which was smacked into our half by one of their defenders, and it landed to their super-fast left winger, who had no problem in steaming in on the defenseless Dustin to give Eli’s the edge again. Unbelievably the same script played out 3 mins later to send the visitors in 3-1 at the half. James showed up for the second half, and had an immediate impact of slotting away a superb PK. After that the Celts rolled up their sleeves and began pressing hard in numbers finally when were on the attack Superb midfield play by JohnB, RobZ, Nino and Jacques, to link up play with James and Leo put the visitors under tremendous pressure, with wave after wave of smart and incisive plays. Our equalizing goal was a thing of beauty. Danaldo played a sweet 40 yarder pass out to James on the left flank, who cut onto his right and switched the play 50 yards to the right side of the eighteen yard line to Roniildo, who gently cushioned a first time pass to Nino, who slammed a glorious left foot half volley beyond the sprawling Eli keeper. Now 3-3 and game on, the visitors were visibly shaken and tiring, an in swinging corner was met by the magical Leo to head to give us a 4-3 lead. After that, the Celts were cruising and earned another PK for a deliberate handball. James stepped up to do the honors again, but just missed the outside of the LH post to let Eli’s off the hook at 4-3 CELTIC. Fantastic defending again this week from Dustin and our back four, and once again Kevin was a standout for his speed and constant running.

With so many outstanding performances, it was a challenge to single out a MOM, but for his commitment and leadership on Sunday, MOM goes to Dan!!!