Hat-tricks and mixed fortunes...

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BFC First play a stalemate
First drew 0-0 against Hoboken FC 1912 in the fifth game of their season. Having won their last two games, one in the league and one in the Cup, they failed to continue the run. Their next opponents are Manhattan Kickers who currently lead the way in Division 2.


Dane Arpino's goal does not prevent BFC Reserves from losing
BFC Reserves lost their second game on the bounce when they were defeated 2-1 by Hoboken FC 1912 Reserves who are on top of the league. Dane Arpino broke the deadlock when he converted from the spot after Karl Verna was brought down. The first half ended 1-0 in BFC's favor who looked more threatening of the two sides. In the second half however, they were outplayed by their opponents and struggled to keep possession of the ball. BFC lacked the aggression that was at display during the first half. Hoboken FC drew level, with the strong wind aiding their cause, and then went on to score the winner despite being reduced to 10 men. Beyond have not kept a clean sheet since the opening day and that will be something they would like to address as they look to return to winning ways next week.
 
 
BFC Metro 5 - SS Lazio 0: Ali Reza's men ease to victory
BFC Metro eased to a comfortable 5-0 victory over SS Lazio when they returned to the league after the heartbreak of Cup defeat. The pace of Osama Al Sahybi up top was too much for the opponents to handle. Their tactic of playing a high defensive line didn't work for long as a through ball by Rudis Martinez broke the off side trap before Oz rounded the keeper and finished from a tight angle. Before long Oz doubled the lead and right before half time, Anish Malpani added to his tally of goals when he tapped in at the far post after a rebound off a corner. With Beyond in cruise control, they took their foot off the pedal in the second half with impetus on keeping their first clean sheet of the season. They went on to achieve that peppered with a well worked out goal for Ibrahim Al Sahybi and a long range thunderbolt by Rodney Lozier.

Bye week for BFC Women's
BFC Women's didn't bask in their Cup tie glory and instead hit the training grounds in pursuit of their next league win despite having a bye week.

Peter Kalaev's hat-trick fires BFC Groupstage (CTown) to triumph in a must-win game
Peter Kalaev was the hero for BFC Groupstage (CTown) when they won a crucial tie against Lobos F.C 5-3. Beyond required nothing but a win to stand a chance to make it to the play-offs. And they did precisely that by winning against a direct top 4 rival. In a close fought match, Beyond had to dig deep to come home with the 3 points and Kalaev was ably supported by Davide Giri and Dylan Esworthy who not only got on the score sheet but also provided solidity at the back. They will need more of such steel in their next two games when they face teams who are also in the battle to make it to the play-offs. 

BFC Groupstage's woes continue
BFC Groupstage's struggle to get a foothold in the league continues as they suffered yet another defeat when they lost 4-1 to Nappies in their latest encounter. They shall look to arrest this slide when they face First Touch FC in their next game.

BFC Footy (LIC) settle for a point
BFC Footy (LIC) could only muster a 1-1 draw in their game against Currently Untitled United. In the absence of a few of the starters, including their goal keeper, it was Ryan Moling who got Beyond going. He got on the end of a Miguel Rojas pass between two defenders before finding the net. Despite creating more chances in the second half, it was their opponents who drew level. BFC failed to break them down and had to settle for a point.

Cesar Perez and co feast on Side of Mac and G's
BFC Footy (Pier 5) put on one of their best performances as a team when they defeated Side of Mac and G's 6-2 this past week. Ryoma Morisaki continued his excellent goal scoring run by scoring a brace. But it was Cesar Perez's hat-trick that set the tone for this latest victory as they shot down their opponents with some excellent interplay and use of the wings. In a performance that must have surely pleased their coach, Lal Kottu got his name on the score sheet as well. With the confidence of the team on a new high, they would like to see out a game with a clean sheet in the upcoming rounds. 

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