Nor'easters Drop Home Opener
2-0 loss to Jersey Express

It was a beautiful sunny summer evening in Ocean City, NJ and the Nor’easters but the Nor’easters were unable to finish their chances as the Jersey Express ran out 2-0 winners.

There was a slow start to this important home opener for the Nor’easters but it was the Ocean City team who made the best chances with Tweneboa going close early on.

The loss of Tyler Hilliard early to injury from a late Jersey Express challenge brought Jhamie Hyde into the contest after only 13 minutes. It was a cagey first half but the goal drought was ended by the Express midfielder Thomas McNamara who passed it into the corner to make it 1-0.

The second half began with the entrance of JP Correa and new signing Dwayne Reid, coming off a MVP performance against Long Island, to create the spark for the Nor’easters.

The game continued in its chess match style demeanor with neither team taking control. The Nor’easters raided the channels a few times but could not find the final pass or shot to make it count. The game finished as a competition as Jersey Express scored their second from Abdoulaye Coulibaly, who was found open in the penalty area as the Nor’easters attacked for the equalizer, and slotted it home past Billings.

A disappointing performance from the Champions that was a long way short of the high standards that have been set in previous games over the past 16 months.

The Nor’easters next home game is on Sunday June 30th against Central Jersey Spartans, 7pm kick off, Carey Stadium. The Nor’easters will also host the W-League, women’s professional soccer game, between Washington and New York, kick off at 4pm.

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Jersey Express   at   Ocean City Nor'easters   2:0
  Carey Stadium Sunday, June 23, 2013 7:00 pm EDT  
Weather: Sunny   Attendance: 512

 

Summary:

EXP: Thomas McNamara 44'
EXP: Abdoulaye Coulibaly 

Cautions
EXP: Sangary 31'
OC: McLaws 37'

Referees: Brian Fenlon

 

Jersey Express
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 16 Janneh, Lamin 90       1
M 4 Ligety, Ido 90        
M 5 Makowski, Christopher 49       2
M 10 Martinez, Brayan 81     4 2
M 24 McNamara, Thomas Liam 86 1     1
M 6 Moon, Thomas "Tommy" 70        
M 14 Sangary, Moriken "Chelsea" 90     1 5
D 2 Lebo, Christopher J 90     1 1
D 9 Pila, Lebogang "Lebo" 90       2
D 7 Viaggio, Nicholas "Nick" 90       1
GK 28 Dawson, Jon 90        
Substitutes
M 15 Acevedo, Andres 3        
M 22 Coulibaly, Abdoulaye T 20 1   1  
D 2 Abidor, David 9        
D 12 Amaral, Benito 41       1
D 20 Hines, Walter S          
F 11 Keegan, Jake 4        
GK 29 Stith, Matthew D          
Ocean City Nor'easters
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 9 Balle, Keegan 45        
M 16 Perea, Nick 90     1  
D 19 Hilliard, Tyler 17        
D 14 Machingauta, Tapiwa 90     1 1
D 20 McLaws, Shawn 90     1 1
D 4 Murrell, Jordan 73       1
F 8 Asante, Anthony 90     1 3
F 22 Dennis, Zoncher 90     1 1
F 10 Mulgrew, Timothy 45     2 1
F 3 Tweneboa, Frank 66     3  
GK 13 Billings, Brian 90        
Substitutes
M 7 Correa, Juan 45     1  
M 12 Pataia, Michele 18     2  
M 17 Stamoulacatos, Stefanos 24        
D 4 Curran, Kevin 17       1
D 5 Hyde, Jhamie 72        
F 11 Reid, Dwayne 45        
GK 13 O'Keeffe, Michael 45     1  
Jersey Express
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 28 Dawson, Jon 90 - 1 - - 1 4 4
Ocean City Nor'easters
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 13 Billings, Brian 90 2 - 1 -   1 3
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Jersey Express 1 1     2
Ocean City Nor'easters 0 0     0
Shots Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Jersey Express 3 4     7
Ocean City Nor'easters 6 7     13
Saves Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Jersey Express 2 2     4
Ocean City Nor'easters 0 1     1
Fouls Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Jersey Express 8 7     15
Ocean City Nor'easters 5 4     9
Offsides Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Jersey Express 0 0     0
Ocean City Nor'easters 0 1     1
Corners Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Jersey Express 2 4     6
Ocean City Nor'easters 4 3     7