Nor'easters Lose 3-2 To Baltimore Bohemians
Baltimore make playoffs in dramatic fashion

The Ocean City Nor’easters knew going into the encounter that a win tonight gave them a chance at earning the best regular season record in the nation. Baltimore Bohemians entered the game knowing that nothing less than 3 points would put them into the playoffs.

A poor first half in terms of excitement was turned on it’s head during the second 45 minutes plus injury time. This compelling game ended in the most surprising circumstances with the Baltimore Bohemians goalkeeper Zachery Kane got the winning goal with a flicked header deep into injury time to make the final score 3-2 to Baltimore.

Chances were few and far between in a scrappy first half. The Nor’easters dominated possession and picked up the majority of the second balls but missed the cutting edge in the final third to put this game away early like they have done so many times this season. The PDL Player of the Week Dwayne Reid went close with a couple of stinging shots from around the edge of the penalty area. Long time player Kevin Curran also got forward from left back and saw his left footed shot flash across the face of the goal. At half time the score was still goalless with the Nor’easters enjoying the best chances and majority of possession.

The second half started slow but as the Nor’easters gained a foothold the confidence began to rise. After Asante went close after some fine work from Ken Tribbet and Reid and minutes later came the first goal. It was Tribbett on 62 minutes who opened the scoring when he spotted the keeper slightly off his line and whipped it over his head into the top corner from the right hand side of the Baltimore penalty area.

The second goal came just minutes later on 65 minutes as Frank Tweneboa converted a direct free kick from 30 yards. The chance came from a powerful run from Anthony Asante who was pulled down by a Bohemian defender. Tweneboa spotted the ball and put it up and over the wall into the bottom corner with dip and speed from that cultured right foot.

The Ocean City Nor’easters went 2-0 up but the plucky boys from Baltimore wouldn’t stop believing. Free scoring Bohemians forward Peter Caringi scored two in quick succession on 78 minutes and 85 minutes. This led to a long period of injury time that saw the goalkeeper come up for a corner, Nor’easters get 3 corners in a row with close chances and it was ended by a goal from the most unlikely of circumstances. Baltimore’s goalkeeper sauntered up to the Nor’easters penalty area in what felt like the 15th minute of injury time. The free kick came in and it was Zachery Kane of Loyola, Md who rose highest to flick the ball into the back of the Ocean City net. The final whistle blew immediately after the Nor’easters kicked off again.

The Ocean City Nor’easters won the Mid-Atlantic Division title last weekend after beating Reading United 2-1 but this will be a bit of a body blow heading into the playoffs. The playoff schedule is to be decided but it could mean a trip to Ottawa, Canada or a hosting job for Ocean City. The Ocean City Noreasters qualified for the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup by having the best regular season record in the Mid-Atlantic Division.

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Baltimore Bohemians   at   Ocean City Nor'easters   3:2
  Carey Stadium Sunday, July 21, 2013 7:00 pm EDT  

Weather: Overcast   Attendance: 541

Summary:
OC: Ken Tribbett 63
OC: Frank Tweneboa 65 (Pen)
BAL: Peter Caringi (Geaton Caltabiano) 78
BAL: Peter Caringi (Geaton Caltabiano) 88
BAL: Zachary Kane (Geaton Caltabiano) 90+
 
Cautions :
BAL:Kaoru Forbess 35
BAL: Geaton Caltabiano 53
OC: Scott Davis 55
OC: Dwayne Reid 81
 
Baltimore Bohemians
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 23 Caltabiano, Geaton 90   3   4
M 10 Forbess, Kaoru 74     1  
M 21 Kansaye, Mamadou 90       1
M 3 Kapor, Milovan 81     1 2
M 6 Martz, Austin 90     1  
M 22 Shinsky, Joseph "Alex" 72        
D 5 Fernandez, Marquez 90       2
D 27 Harris, Malcolm 90     1  
D 26 Wulff, Christian 86       1
F 9 Caringi, Peter 90 2   2 2
GK 18 Kane, Zachary 90 1   1  
Substitutes
M 19 Graham, Brian 16        
M 11 Molloy, Michael 4        
M 16 Spurrier, Vaughn          
D 24 Tana, Samuel 18        
F 14 Onwuka, Kingsley 9     1  
GK 18 Davis, Zachary          
Ocean City Nor'easters
Pos Jer Name Min G A S F
M 7 Davis, Scott 90       1
M 18 O'Neil, Patrick 90        
M 21 Tribbett, Ken 90 1   3  
D 4 Curran, Kevin 90     1  
D 19 Israel, Richardo 90       1
D   Perinovic, Steven 90       1
F   Asante, Anthony 81     2 3
F 22 Dennis, Zoncher 72     1  
F 12 Reid, Dwayne 90     5  
F 2 Tweneboa, Frank 72 1   1  
GK 13 O'Keeffe, Michael 90        
Substitutes
    Fraser, Donovan          
    Jannelli, Peter          
    Tassano, Max          
M 17 Pataia, Michele 9     1  
D 11 Chapman, Glenroy "Junior" 18       1
F 10 Kollie, Emmanuel 18       1
GK 13 Billings, Brian          
Baltimore Bohemians
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 18 Kane, Zachary 90 2 1       4 6
Ocean City Nor'easters
Pos Jer Name GKM GA GKW GKL GKT SO Saves SHFC
GK 13 O'Keeffe, Michael 90 3   1     5 8
  Team Statistics
Goals Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Baltimore Bohemians 0 3     3
Ocean City Nor'easters 0 2     2
Shots Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Baltimore Bohemians 4 5     9
Ocean City Nor'easters 7 9     16
Saves Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Baltimore Bohemians 1 3     4
Ocean City Nor'easters 4 1     5
Fouls Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Baltimore Bohemians 5 7     12
Ocean City Nor'easters 0 9     9
Offsides Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Baltimore Bohemians 0 0     0
Ocean City Nor'easters 2 0     2
Corners Half1 Half2 OT1 OT2 Final
Baltimore Bohemians 1 2     3
Ocean City Nor'easters 3 6     9