In the windy Sunday matchup, the Greenwich Rovers made a strong statement over their Big Apple rivals with a solid 4-0 win.
The Rovers got off to a slow start, working hard to acclimate to a team of several Greenwich newcomers. After a back-and-forth first half that tested the patience of a composed Rovers defense, the squad finally found their groove in the second half. At the start of the half, the Rovers made strong and gradual efforts to push the ball towards the Big Apple side. The ball finally found the back of the net in the 50th minute of the game on a broken corner that was recovered by an expert shot from Adrienne inside the circle.
Just two minutes later, Arlette found the open cage off of a loose ball at the top of the circle. Not three minutes after that, Wiljemin transferred the ball form the lefthand side of the field and slid it into the stroke for a masterful deflection into the cage by Arlette. Finally, in minute 70, Greenwich put the nail in the coffin when Wil took the ball down the righthand side of the field on a fast break, slipped the ball left past the Big Apple goalkeeper, to Annie who brought it home seconds before the game buzzer sounded.