It was a cold afternoon for a hotly contested battle between LISFL sides Fenerbahce USA and Port Jefferson. Read more
Article originally appeared in Soccer Long Island Magazine
FENERBAHCE USA 4 - PORT JEFFERSON 2
By David Harris
Fenerbahce USA celebrate their 4-2 win
Mt. Sinai, NY - It was a cold afternoon for a hotly contested battle between LISFL sides Fenerbahce USA and Port Jefferson that resulted in Turkish Delight with a 4-2 win. Fenerbahce USA opened the scoring, but it was soon tied up at 1-1 by league leaders Port Jefferson with a goal by Vamara Traore who headed the ball in off a cross by Steve Schneider (current Dowling College Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach and former player). Before the end of the first half, O.B. Fenerbahce USA were awarded a penalty that was converted to give the away side a 2-1 lead going into half-time.
At the start of the second half, Port Jefferson were awarded a penalty kick that was converted by Schneider to tie the match at 2-2. Fenerbehce USA fought right back to get 2 goals that would have made the parent club in Istanbul proud.
With the score now at 4-2, Port Jefferson had to push hard to get back into the game. They dominated possession and attacked at a furious pace. Despite the presence of former MLS player Guy-Roland Kpene as a second half substitute, the league leaders had numerious chances, but were unable to convert.
The game ended 4-2, which gave Port Jefferson their first loss of the season. That result combined with a 9-0 win by N.Y. Polet over N.Y. Irish Rovers leaves Port Jefferson in second place of the LISFL’s Division 1 Eastern Division on goal difference. It also gave O.B. Fenerbahce USA a valuable 3 points as they look to bounce back from a slow start to their season.