A's Recapture Invitational Trophy   Subscribe via RSS

02/12/2009 12:00 AM :

VS.

Boston Avenue Athletic Club Headquarters- The B.A.A.C. returned the B.A.A.C. Invitational Trophy to it's rightful place Sunday after seeing it sit in Empire Bar for the past year. Empire F.C. beat McNellie's in last year's final to earn their club's first piece hardware. So when this year's "Invitational" rolled around the A's did what any noble club would do...uninvite last year's finalists and play a one game final with last season's 8th place team. Perfect plan, right?

Sporting F.C. were beaten soundly 5-1 at the hands of the Athletic's towards the end of last season and were a far inferior opponent. So when a few new faces showed out for the cup tie no one really knew what to expect.

"We wanted our cup back. That's it! Mikey and I didn't drink until 4:30 this morning in order to not whoop a little ass today." said B.A.A.C. V.P. Jordan McKenzie

It must have come as quite a surprise then when on 28 minutes the underdogs took a 1-0 lead. The A's, as they did all of last season, remained composed and continued to create chances. Posts were hit numerous times and the opposition's goalkeeper was playing well beyond his ability, pulling off tremendous save after tremendous save. The game always felt as though it would see an equalizing goal but soon the 70th minute had come and gone, then the 75th. As the desperate hour approached A's midfielder Andy Kern was left unmarked on a corner kick and saw his powerful header breach the Sporting F.C. goal line. The A's continued to pressure and try to score the cup winning goal but saw their efforts again saved and denied by the woodwork.

End of regulation 1-1

Penalties.

The A's have never been to penalties....and here is what happend

B.A.A.C. Sporting F.C.

Ganus (wanker) X O

A. Kern O O

Dalesandro (loser) X X

Knipfer O X

Harrison O O

Ryan O O

Aycock O O

Cermak O X

Welcome home B.A.A.C. Invitational Trophy!