19 September 2016

UPDATE: ROSA CELEBRATES TWENTY-FOURTH ANNIVERARY IN SUPER LEAGUE FIRST PLACE

FC Santa Rosa drew 2:2 with Phoenix FC of Tobago yesterday in the National Super League. The result allows Santa Rosa to celebrate its twenty-fourth anniversary today (19 September) in first place in the league – an unprecedented achievement in the history of the club.
It was a hard fought match in which Rosa played a poor first half, twice falling behind. Phoenix scored first from a free kick (16″) but Rashad Griffith grabbed his thirteenth goal in fourteen matches to equalize from a rebound after a Zico Henry volley hit the cross bar (34″). The Big Cannons conceded a second (38″) to enter the half down 2:1.
Rosa improved dramatically in the second half, playing with more urgency and purpose against a Phoenix team that was determined to get a result. Zico secured the vital point for the Big Cannons in the final minutes of the game when he followed a back pass to the goalkeeper from a Phoenix defender and stripped him of the ball and slotted it into the open net from an acute angle (85″). The draw sees Rosa hold on to first place for the tenth consecutive week.
This is easily FC Santa Rosa’s best Super League season of its five to date. The club was founded in 1992 as a youth club, and has won many Eastern regional and National Youth League titles. The Big Cannons men’s team, created in 2010, won successive promotions in the Eastern FA (2010 and 2011) and entered the Super League in 2012.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANTA ROSA! BOOM!

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