BDSL Gameday – Yemen Elite vs Amherst Sharpshooters


A little history on this rivalry.  Yemen has yet to record a win against this quality team. Not since the 2011 1st Division Championship game has it been so important for both teams to win.  Yemen is looking for revenge from 2011 disappointing loss to Amherst in the championship game (2-1) and also a loss last year in the regular season game 3-1.  Yemen Elite was not prepared in last year’s match, key players were missing and some players showed up late because of a tournament they played. This year Yemen is prepared to face his juggernaut  of a team in Amherst.  Amherst has one of the stingiest defense in the league always ending up with the lowest goals against every year.  This year they are on track in keeping that record with only 4 goals against in 5 games. Yemen so too does have a strong defense with only 8 goals against (3 in the loss of Rush FC) in 6 games.  The difference between these 2 teams is that Yemen has a very explosive offense …when they are clicking on all cylinders (20 goals For). Amherst sits in 4th place just under Yemen Elite with a game in hand.  A win for either team could propel them into the 1st place slot currently held by Queenston. Which Yemen faces next Sunday at Fort Niagara.  Another upcoming game for Yemen Elite will be this Wednesday@8pm under the lights for the rescheduled Cup game against the BSC Raiders at Lewiston Porter High School.
Forecast will be hot and sunny with a high of 85.  Players will need to stay hydrated to avoid cramps and other injuries.  Yemen has a few injuries today, but should have a bench of players to rotate.
Kick off is at 4PM @ Nichols (1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14216). Come show your support, bring your friends and family along for what should be a great game. (6/23/2013)


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