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Werner Fricker Cup: Kendall Wanderers compete well in USASA Region I quarterfinals

05/15/2017, 9:00am EDT
By Sean Bakhtiari

Werner Fricker Cup: Kendall Wanderers compete well in USASA Region I quarterfinals

Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) side Kendall Wanderers FC looked to extend their run in the USASA Werner Fricker U.S. Open Cup last month when they hosted N.Y.-based Lansdowne Bhoys FC in the USASA Region I quarterfinals. Wanderers, one of the oldest running amateur clubs in Massachusetts, reached the Werner Fricker Cup quarterfinals with wins over Safira FC and Southie FC in Mass Soccer qualifying, their second qualification in the past two years. Last year's run saw them fall to New Jersey's FC Motown in the Region I semifinals. Despite a valiant effort from the Wanderers, they were unable to overcome an early 1-0 first half deficit and eventually fell 3-0 at Pine Banks Park. Ovan Oakley opened the scoring by converting a Lukas Zargas in the 20th minute to give the Bhoys the lead going into the half. The guests pulled away in the second half Sikele Sylvester met a cross from Ibrahim Diaby at the far post to put Wanderers in deeper ditch. Glen Reid capped the scoring in the 85th minute when he collected a Marcos Nunez pass and blasted it through. Following Oakley’s goal, Wanderers best chance at an equalizer came in the 29th minute when Francis Mulkern uncorked a shot from the left flank that buzzed over the bar. With the win, Lansdowne Bhoys, who beat BSSL side Southie FC in National Amateur Cup play earlier in April, advance to the Fricker Cup semifinal against FC Motown (N.J.).

2018 Fricker Cup State Champions: Safira

Safira defeated Kendall Wanders 3-0 in the USASA Fricker Cup State Finals today at East Boston Stadium. 

The game went scoreless for the first half. Safira struck at the 61st minute mark with a goal from Hugo Bomfin. Kendall fought back and had several opportunities in the Safira end.  But in the 89th minute, Safira's midfield intersepted a pass and served Junior Alencar breaking down the right sideline going 1v1 with Kendall defender. Junior's outstanding footwork got him jut enough separation to get a shot past the defender and he placed it in the upper left corner.  Shortly thereafter, Junior assisted to Hugo the 3rd goal of the game in stoppage time.

It was a well played game by both clubs and the heated action kept the fans and spectators warm at a windy and cool afternoon at the Stadium.

This victory also gave Safira it's 2nd Cup of the season.  We wish them the best of luck in the Amateur and Fricker Cup Regional games later this month.

Fricker Cup Semifinal Results

Semifinal #1: Kendall Wanderers defeated Boston Olympiakos 7-0

Semifinal #2: Safira defeated Sports Identity (aka Mystic River) 2-0 

USASA Fricker Cup: Quarter final updates

Sports Identity defeated Boston Rovers 2-0.

Safira defeated GPS Omen's in OT, by a score of 4-3.

Boston Olympiakos defeats Boston Seige in PKS.  The game went into OT with a tied score 1-1 and no goals were scored in the overtime periods.  Boston Olympiakos out scored Boston Seige in PKs: 4-2.

Kendall Wanderers defeated Juve Pro 3-1 under the lights at ForeKicks in Taunton.

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