It started with a 10-0 shellacking...and continued with a 5-0 pounding but SFIAC all of sudden finds itself in 5th place after a 0-0 draw vs Club Marin Reserves, a 2-1 win vs Berenice while playing most of the 2nd half with 10men, and most recently a thrilling 2-1 victory over MCFC that included a 90’ minute game winning goal by Kyle Fisher. And just like that the San Francisco Italian AC squad is in the upper half of the division, looking up at the 4th place standing which is only 3pts away. During a postgame interview with Sports Director Leo Pierini, Kyle Fisher credited the teams win on its determination to prove the first two games were a fluke, “we know we are better than the first two results and have proved it over the last three games and will continue to prove it”. With winds howling in the afternoon game, SFIAC found that proving “it” was not going to be easy, after taking the early lead in the 35’ minute on a near post goal by Alex Battlo assisted by Juan Puig Martinez, MCFC struck back with a long freekick that was poorly cleared and placed past the keeper for the 1-1 tie. Coach & former SFIAC player, Marco Innocenti, reminded the squad to continue the attack, “move the ball left to right & right to left, use our speed and keep on shooting” he was overhead motivating at halftime. But it would take all of the 45 minutes for SFIAC to earn the victory despite numerous opportunities. After a long punt by Goalkeeper Mike and a hard fought corner by the Boys in Blue, Kyle Fisher took it in his own hands to put the game away, “I remember doing the same last year, with the wind in our favor I just wanted to hit it hard and towards the back post, you know just hope for the best”. And the best did occur, after taking the corner with some right to left bend the ball curved from the center of the Penalty Box and into the side netting of the far post for the game winning goal. Great win Azzurri!
Next up is 7th place SF Battery, who also are coming off back to back wins, at 9am Crocker Amazon Field #3 on Sunday 4/19/15, 9th placed United SC on Sunday 4/26/15 at 9am Franklin Square & 11th placed Melchester Rovers FC on Sunday 5/3/15 at Crocker Amazon Field #3.