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MetroStars Suffer Another Loss

Written by Antonis Pangonis

After being dismantled by the Champions in their COVID-19 catchup game on Tuesday, the MetroStars were keen to make amends at Frank Mitchell Park against an ascending FK Beograd.

Squad rotation meant a start for the rising star of the competition Ariath Piol who repaid Rob Saraceno’s trust by scoring in the 25th and 40th minute, an emphatic, close-range finish from a corner and tidy, near-post finish from the edge of the box respectively to give Metro a comfortable half time lead.

A factor that has contributed to Piol’s increase in playing time has been Josh Mori exiting the North East and joining his father, coach Damian Mori, at FK Beograd; he wasted no time reminding the MetroStars what they are missing out on by flipping the game on its head in the second half.

Four minutes into the second half, Mori headed a Paul Radice cross to pull a goal back for his side; however, the scoring was not done, a Metro defensive mix-up invited Ninko Beric into the area, with the forward squaring the ball for Mori who once again scored to bring the two sides level 72 minutes into the matchup.

The Mori show was not over, five minutes before full time, a fantastic linkup play between Massimo Falco and Evan Kounavelis found the forward free on the left side of the box, his emphatic finish earned him his hat trick, a goal of the week nomination and Beograd the points while father and coach Damian Mori reflected the crowd’s elation in his celebration.

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MetroStars 2 (Piol 2)


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