CKS Warta Soccer Club
Warta cap off first round with a win;
Diego Gonzales brace clinch three vital points against Jamstar FC on the final game of the first half of the season before heading into summer break.
CKS Warta overcame Jamstar FC in yet another final in the NSL League title race, leaving them tied for first place for time being. The game was decided in the closing stages by a headed from Diego Gonzalez who completed his brace in 84th minute, but it hadn't been the best of performances by the home team. From a corner kick from Jonathan Pachar, Gonzalez headed in what proved to be the game winner as Jamstar responded with one goal three minutes later.
Warta controlled the game in first half and managed to create many goal scoring opportunities but failed to put one in the goal, not until the 24th minute when Diego Gonzalez's long distance strike found the right bottom corner for the opening goal.
Many opportunities came from the home side as the team played most of their backup players giving the rest to their starters for Friday's SemiPro Friendly game against the Aurora Borealis SC.
With just handful of starters on the pitch, the team managed to play good enough to win easily but their goal scoring chances were kept on missing.
Jamstar managed to create just few chances in first half but none of them were much of a threat on Gerardo Franco's goal.
In second half, the task was little more difficult as the opponents with nothing to lose came out playing tougher and winning the ball in the midfield, and with the wind behind their backs they became more dangerous.
Warta managed to control the game for most part of the game, but with just one player on the bench the final minutes were tiring for desperate defending.
Gonzalez scored his second goal in the 84th minute, but Jamstar responded with one of their own three minutes later to cut the lead at half. George Kennedy who had a brilliant first half controlling the ball up top had few opportunities to increase the lead but his tired legs were not enough to beat the defense for what would reward his effort for the night with a goal.
The win moved Warta into a first place tie for time being as they round off the first half of the season before heading into the summer and one month break.
Game Roster: G. Franco A. Rashid, Lostovski, C. Franco, Ramirez, Hernandez, Salas, Gonzalez, Pachar, Butler, Kennedy - Abayay