04 Oct

After transferring over mid-season from Laval, Nightrage put together a respectable season in RDP’s C1 Division – though nothing that should have concerned dominant Don Bosco.

But at Friday’s championship showdown, it was Nightrage who jumped to a quick 2-0 lead on a pair of beauties by striking duo Massimo Tartaglia and Ricky Miccoli. Jean Ricardo Laroche then responded with two goals of his own. Reinvigorated, Don Bosco would have probably taken the lead were it not for some kick-save heroics courtesy of keeper Domenico Adorante.

With the game tied at three early in the second half, a squandered Don Bosco penalty shot proved to be a turning point, leading to a pair of rapid- fire Tartaglia goals. He would finish with four. The eventual 8-5 loss was only Don Bosco’s second this entire summer.

In other RDP finals, top seed Rip City looked past their regular season woes and doubled up on Calcio D’Oro 6-3 to take the B4 Division championship. Heavy C2 favourites Cafe Victoria’s beat FC International 5-3, while undefeated trounced Channel 4 News 6-1 to take home the C4 prize. And in the only true RDP upset, fifth-place FC Bayern took down le mighty Bombon Rose before battling past second-in-line FC Beauty to capture the C5 Division throne.

The big story over in St. Leonard, meanwhile, was Jedi Order’s 4-3 mind bender over C2 Division top seed La Dictature; an outcome that was likely written back in late June when the Jedis pounded the force right out of their destined rivals. In a more predictable C1 final, FC Jixon slipped past Primagoccia 4-3.

POTG: André-Philippe Adrien netted a combined five goals in back-to-back games to lead FC Bayern to an improbable C5 Division championship.