Game 1 Recap
Delaware FC 05’s vs Southern Chester County (1-0 Win)
Goal Scorer(s): Garrett Cudmore
Delaware FC started the event against a tough local rival to kick off the PA Classics Boys Showcase. Just like their previous matchup just over two weeks ago the game saw Delaware FC heavy in possession and controlling the tempo of the game. Unable to capitalize on a few scoring changes and corner kick opportunities in the first half, Delaware FC and SCCSA would enter halftime tied 0-0.
Following halftime, the second half played much like the first half with Delaware FC dominating possession and a majority of the scoring opportunities. Unable to find the back of the net early in the second half the team continued to push on to find the game winning goal. With just under two minutes remaining in the game, Delaware FC earned a corner kick. Tad Glasser served a perfect ball to the back post which was headed home by Garrett Cudmore. Delaware FC would see the remainder of the game out to win their first game of the event.
Game 2 Recap
Delaware FC 05’s vs Lighthouse Cyclones (1-0 Win)
Goal Scorer(s): JoJo Daniel
Delaware FC playing in their second match of the day started off in a back and forth match with Lighthouse. Both teams had spells of possession and counter attacking opportunities early in the match. Halfway thru the first half Ryan Luo made a fantastic slide tackle inside the box that stopped a great scoring opportunity for Lighthouse. Just moments later JoJo Daniel got behind the back line of Lighthouse and scored what proved the be the only goal of the game.
The second half saw Delaware FC dominating possession and opportunities. Delaware FC thought they scored their second goal of the match, but it was later called back for an apparent offsides. Unable to find the goal again in the match the team defended well and secured their second shutout of the event.
Game 3 Recap
Delaware FC 05’s vs PA Rush (4-1 Win)
Goal Scorer(s): Cris Romero (2), Bryce Flowers (2)
Delaware FC came out strong in their third and final match of the weekend. Knowing they needed a result to claim the event the team came out and scored two goals within the first seven minutes of the match. Cris Romero started the scoring with a beautiful left footed goal that bent into the top corner just moments into the match. Bryce Flowers quickly added a second goal and Delaware FC entered halftime up 2-0.
PA Rush would come out of halftime inspired to get back into the game. Both teams early in the second half had opportunities but Delaware FC would concede their first goal of the event early in the second half. That goal would ruin a shutout streak of over 180 minutes during the event. Delaware FC would quickly get back on track and score two additional goals to secure the victory. Both Cris Romero and Bryce Flowers scored for Delaware FC.
PA Classics Recap
Delaware FC 05’s finished the event with a perfect record of 3-0-0 and earned 9 points. The team scored six goals while only conceding one goal over the course of three games. Both Jaden Howard and Zach Bittner combined for two shutouts. Delaware FC who was currently ranked 114th entering the event is now ranked 31st according to GotSoccer Rankings.
“Great weekend for the boys after a tough weekend to start the season at FC Delco Showcase. The boys trained hard and we gained some continuity after a long break with the high school season. We defended really well and held opponents to just one goal on a set piece for the entire weekend and got goals from four different players. Not only did we win games, but we had an identity and style of play that I was happy to see. We are excited to now prepare to play at the Disney Showcase after Christmas down in Orlando.” – Erik Temple, Delaware FC 2005 Boys Head Coach