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Reading United edge Ocean City Nor’easters, West Chester United stay unbeaten

A look back at last week in local PDL and NPSL action

Defender Chris Gomez goes for the ball in West Chester United’s scoreless draw against Buxmont Torch on May 31, 2017
Matt Ralph

A deflected goal gave Reading United a 1-0 win over rival Ocean City Nor’easters in the Premier Development League game of the week on Friday night in Exeter Township.

Scoreless through 81 minutes, Reading found the breakthrough in the 82nd minute when Hugo Delhommelle delivered a low cross to Aaron Molloy and his shot was deflected past Ocean City goalkeeper Todd Morton (West Chester, Pa.). The goal was the second of the season for Molloy

Philadelphia Union Academy grad Mo Conde (Philadelphia, Pa.) had to leave the match early after a violent collision. He was replaced by C.J. Smolyn (Holland, Pa.), who put in a solid showing with his first minutes of the season.

Reading and Ocean City are now tied for second in the Mid-Atlantic Division with nine points, three behind 4-0-0 New York Red Bulls U23.

Reading United Lineup: Ben Lundt, Will Campbell, Kaelon Fox, Nathan Brown, Mo Conde (10’ CJ Smolyn), Mo Adams, Neico Regent (62’ Gilbert Waso), Jorge Guinovart (62’ Hugo Delhommelle), Pierre Reedy (62’ Frantzdy Pierrot), JJ Williams (62’ Aaron Molloy), Paul Marie

Ocean City Nor’easters Lineup: Todd Morton, Daniel Kozma, Nicola Fimic, Fraser Colmer, Daniel Nimmo, Mike Paye (85’ Stephen Elias), Max Hemmings, Ismael Noumansana (54’ Akeil Barrett), Nicolas Spielman (76’ Francisco Neto), Fredlin Mompremier (81’ John Schroeder), Igancio Tellechea (68’ Malcom Stewart)

Lehigh Valley United 3 Jersey Express 1
AJ Bishop (Macungie, Pa.) had a brace and Chad Poarch (Middletown, Del.) added a goal in Lehigh Valley United’s first win of the season on Wednesday.

A game report with lineups for this match has not been posted to the PDL website.

West Chester United 4 Electric City Shock 0
Ben Maurey put West Chester ahead for good five minutes into the game with his second goal of the season and Kyle Martyn, Jake Lister and Gogo Kollie added goals to lead the Keystone Conference newcomers to a 4-0 win over the visitors from Scranton on Saturday.

James Wood and Johnny Paletar combined on the shutout in goal for West Chester.

Starting Lineup: James Wood (53’ Johnny Paletar), Gavin Barger, Christian Williams, Jordan Logan (46’ Sami Phelps), Zachary Oster, Jake Lister (59’ Gogo Kollie), Kyle Martyn (64’ Austin Kuhn), Abdul Umar, Ben Maurey (66’ Ryan Fincher), Joseph Sales (50’ Matt Greer), Francisco Palma (61’ Max Kroshwitz)

West Chester United 0 Buxmont Torch 0
Buxmont held the high-powered West Chester offense in check on a Wednesday night Keystone Conference Clash in West Chester.

Matt Palmer had the clean sheet in goal for the visitors while James Wood went the full 90 minutes without allowing a goal for the home team.

Torch FC Lineup: Matt Palmer, Joshua Coupar, Kenny Varady (46’ Will Woodfin), Matt Giudice, Pedro Sousa (66’ Nick Marculo), Thiago Dos Santos, Jeremiah Mateola, Phil Hagerty, Dominic Powers, Khalil Karl, Mitchell Robinson (14’ Cody Boerema, 69’ Cody Gangaware)

WCU Lineup: James Wood, Chris Gomez, Chas Wilson, David Bettenhausen (69’ Zachary Oster), Giorgi Surabishwili (50’ Jordan Logan), Thomas Ryan (46’ Jake Lister), Michael Gonzalez, Matt Greer (76’ Sami Phelps), Gogo Kollie (63’ Gavin Barger), Sandro Surabishwili (46’ Joseph Sales),

Buxmont Torch FC 3 Greater Binghamton FC Thunder 2
The Shafer brothers both scored and Pedro Sousa bagged his second winner of the season in Buxmont’s 3-2 win in their home opener on Saturday.

Philip Shafer opened the scoring in the 9th minute and his brother David Shafer put the home team up 2-0 with a penalty kick in the 32nd minute. The visitors pulled a goal back but in the 68th minute but Sousa’s 78th minute strike secured all three points for Torch FC (2-1-1).

Starting Lineup: Matt Palmer, Joshoua Coupar, Will Woodfin (46’ Dominic Powers), Tyler Smith (46’ Jeremiah Mateola), Matt Giudice, Dave Shafer (90’ Nick Marculo), Phil Shafer (70’ Pedro Sousa), Thiago Dos Santos (68’ Kenny Varady), Phillip Hagerty, Cody Gangaware (46’ Cody Boerema), Khalil Karl

Junior Lone Star FC 2 Clarkstown SC Eagles 5
The Stars were unable to overcome a four-goal onslaught from Clarkstown in the first half and a second half red card in a 5-2 loss on the road Sunday.

Bill Walleekendeh’s first of the season put Junior Lone Star up in the 11th minute, but Emerson Lawrence scored the first of his two first half goals a minute later and Junior Lone Star could only manage a 90th minute goal from Kouassi N’Guessan the rest of the way. Forward Anthony Allison was sent off in the 61st minute.

Starting Lineup: Prince Monyan, Abel Watson, Yaya Fane (71’ Nicholas Trzesniowski), Fatoma Turay (57’ Jose Mendez), Bill Walleekendeh, Kouassi N’Guessan, Vandy Slueue, Mohammaed Mayah, Ayouba Fane (54’ Quoiquoi Gayflor), Zoncher Dennis, Anthony Allison