Match Recap: MBFC 0 – 4 New Amsterdam FC

Bobcats fall on the road to New Amsterdam FC
Published Oct 11, 2021

Written by: Edwin Pintor


October 10, 2021 (Hempstead, NY) – The losses pile up on the Maryland Bobcats. A 4-0 defeat at New Amsterdam this Saturday has them now winless in a month. A second loss to New Amsterdam this season will bring the Bobcats to two losses this week. The home team entirely dominated the game even after the Bobcats started strong. However, after the first goal, the team focused on defending. When the team tried to respond, it was a little too late.


Eight goals in 7 days for the inspired New Amsterdam team gives them the 6 points, and only one goal conceded in two games. The New Amsterdam team in abundance scored the opportunities that the Maryland Bobcats just couldn't.


The Bobcats started comfortably with the ball for the first ten minutes of the game. Possession and opportunities were for the Bobcats, and three opportunities for the Bobcats in ten minutes had the match start to look very promising. However, a quick counterattack from New Amsterdam shut the offensive powerhouse down quickly. A chipped shot from the Mayele Malango left Isyaq without any opportunity. Twelve minutes into the game, and the Cannons were up. A tackle by center back Jake Dengler in the 30th minute led to the referee calling a penalty kick; the second penalty kick conceded in two games for the Bobcats.  Arthur Bosua put the ball down the center of the goal for the second New Amsterdam goal.


The Bobcats were looking to get a goal back by the end of the half to come into the second half with a fighting chance, but an extra-time scissor kick goal by Batiz sealed the first half to forget for the Bobcats.


The second half started with a Bobcat team urgent for a goal, a difficult situation but not impossible; however, in the 55th minute, New Amsterdam scored another off a counterattack to seal the game.


The Bobcats made several subs to see if any would provide a spark to the losing team. However, the New Amsterdam team locked up their defense. Molley Karpeh Jr. came on for Taylor Gray in the 69th minute. In the 73rd minute, Khalid Balogun came off for Tunde Akinlosotu. Two final subs for the visiting team happened in the 88th minute. Pilawe Pato and Kay Banjo came off for Adam Yingling and Dylan Ogletree.


The Bobcats registered no other dangerous shots as the referee blew his whistle to signify the end of the match. Now 2-3-7 in the season, the Maryland bobcats will host Chicago House AC for the first time next Saturday, October 16.


Maryland Bobcats: Isyaq (GK): Moussi, Fane, Dengler, Dawkins; Possian, Kao, Pato (Yingling 88’), Gray (Karpeh Jr. 69’), Banjo (C) (Ogletree 88’), Balogun (Akinlosotu 73’) 


New Amsterdam FC: Tenjo (GK); Azrak, Batiz, Bosua, Diosa, John-Brown, Kalley, Malango, Nadaner, Waugh (C), Yoseke

Subs: Barone, Bedward, Bermudez, Charles, Gilbey, Mikaheel, Munoz

Goals: Malango (12’), Bosua (30’), Batiz (45’), Diosa (55’)