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REAL CENTRAL NJ MEN’S USL2 SIDE WINS 4-0 TO LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED RUSH

(Central New Jersey) Saturday, June 15, 2024—Real Central NJ (RCNJ) won their third match of the season at Moravian University’s Makuvek Field at the tail end of a back-to-back against Lehigh Valley United Rush (LVU) Saturday night. Following a one-goal first half, RCNJ busted the game open with three more goals in the second. 


"The guys put together a complete performance today," said Men's Sporting Director Ira Jersey. "Every player did their job defending well, pressing at the right times, and disorganizing the opponent. It was a well-deserved win."


RCNJ's starting eleven posing for a picture.

MATCH RECAP

  • RCNJ - Luke Pompliano 14th minute: Luke Pompliano chipped a ball past the keeper from twenty-five yards out after a high press overwhelmed LVU’s center backs as they allowed the ball to leak out of the back line. LVU 0, RCNJ 1

  • RCNJ﹘Luke Pompliano (Curt Calov) 58th minute: Pompliano struck again as a pass from Curt Calov allowed him to maneuver his way inside the box and past the keeper for an easy tap-in inside the keeper’s area. LVU 0, RCNJ 2

  • RCNJ - Chris Cushing 69th minute: After being awarded a free kick just outside the D, Curt Calov sends a shot off the crossbar that rebounded high. Chris Cushing rose above the back line, heading the ball far and low past the keeper. LVU 0, RCNJ 3

  • RCNJ - Curt Calov (Cole Sotack) 77th minute: RCNJ’s fourth goal came from a quickly taken free kick from Cole Sotack. The ball was played up to Curt Calov, who made a run into the blind spot of the LVU back line. Calov turned toward the goal, dribbled around defenders and across the box, then delivered a shot low and past the keeper into the bottom left corner. LVU 0, RCNJ 4


The player of the match was attacker Luke Pompliano. Pompliano was a key factor in the win, delivering a brace and contributing two goals in pivotal circumstances throughout the match. 


Real Central NJ’s next match is an away WPSL match against the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals - Liberty on Monday, June 17th at 7 PM at the Ukrainian American Sports Center. Stream it here on the Real Central NJ website.


The next home match is a USL2 bout against West Chester United on Wednesday, June 19th, at 7 PM at Rider University’s Ben Cohen Field. Purchase match-day tickets and season passes on the Real Central NJ Soccer website.


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