A second-half brace from Anthony Allison was enough as the Stars ended the Eagles’ undefeated record with a 2-0 win yesterday at the Monsignor Bonner High School Stadium in Drexel Hill, PA.
The Eagles came into this match on a seven-game winning streak, but the Stars have also been impressive this season, coming off a six-game unbeaten streak before kickoff.
Both teams went at each other in the first half, but both goalkeepers were alert to keep the score at 0-0 at halftime.
The Stars came after the break unchanged, while the Eagles brought in Daniel Garcia for Darco Drincic in defense.
Coach Bobby Ali waited until the 74th minute to make his first change of the game for the Stars by bringing in T-ben Donnie for Ebere Goodluck. By doing this, he switched Mohamed Sesay from the left and brought him to the right of midfield which changed the entire match because three minutes later, the Stars were ahead.
Sesay received the ball on the sidelines and he was able to weave his way between three defenders before sliding the ball across goal for a simple tap-in for Anthony Allison, who was waiting at the far post.
Two minutes later, the Stars increased their lead with Sesay again providing the assist for Allison to complete his brace.
With the win, the Stars remain unbeaten in seven matches, which is a club record. The Stars currently sit second on the Keystone Conference table with 18 points along with New Jersey Copa FC, just three points behind Conference leaders Clarkstown SC Eagles at 21 points.
The Stars welcome New Jersey Copa FC today at the Monsignor Bonner High School Stadium for a 6:30 pm kickoff. A win for the Stars will take them to the top of the Keystone Conference standings.