F.C. New York Continues Streak
F.C. New York News Release -- www.fcnewyorksoccer.com
Friday, June 10, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. -- F.C. New York maintained its unbeaten streak on Friday night at Belson Stadium thanks to goals from Troy Cole, Jhonny Arteaga, and Gary Boughton. After Cole’s third-minute header opened the scoring, Arteaga drove home to make it 2-0 in the 29th minute and Boughton’s first-time strike made it 3-0 in the 72nd.
New York started strongly, winning a corner kick in the first minute. Two minutes later, Tadeu Terra drove down the left side of the field and floated in a cross to the back post where Cole came charging in to power a header under the crossbar to give his side the lead.
The home side continued to control the game as leading scorer Graciano Brito’s 11th minute shot narrowly found the wrong side of the far post. His physical presence created multiple opportunities for fellow striker Arteaga, who blasted over in the 13th minute and dragged another chance just wide in the 15th minute.
The forwards’ combination paid off in the 29th minute as Brito held off a defender and flicked the ball on to Arteaga, who beat the offside trap and slotted under Dayton goalkeeper Jesper Leerdam to the right side to notch New York’s second.
New York’s central defensive pairing of Karsten Smith and Kyle Hoffer towered above Dayton’s forwards, winning neatly every header and allowing the team to keep possession with solid distribution from the back.
The final goal would come in the 72nd minute as Terra played provider again. Picking up the ball near midfield, he twisted and turned past three Dayton defenders cutting from left to right and played a beautiful through ball to Boughton, whose first-time strike from 10 yards was too much for Leerdam at the near post.
The win moves New York (3-4-4) to 13 points on the season, good for fourth place in the National Division, while Dayton (1-6-2) finds itself at the bottom of the table with five points.
F.C. New York’s next home game is Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. against the Richmond Kickers at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University. For tickets and information please call 866-827-0154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.