Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women Secure Historic Win

first_imgFlorence Dadson scored a brace and had an assist for Brianna Banks’ goal as the female Stars collected all three points.Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women’s team over the weekend grasped a 3-1 win against Old Dominion Cesena USA at the at the John Champe High School.It was team’s first-ever victory since their establishment.According to the club’s match summary, Florence Dadson scored a brace and had an assist for Brianna Banks’ goal as the female Stars collected all three points.The Stars opened the scoring inside the first 25 minutes as Philadelphia Lone Star FC forward Dadson made history by scoring the first-ever goal for the club. The Stars continued to dominate the first half but couldn’t add on to the score line after 45 minutes of action.After the break, the Stars doubled their lead at the hour mark with Dadson completing her brace. Old Dominion Cesena USA pulled one back ten minutes later, but Brianna Banks added her name on the scoresheet off an assist from Dadson to give the Stars a historic 3-1 win.After losing their season opener at OPSA Magic in Maryland on Friday night, the 3-1 win over Old Dominion USA on Saturday’s afternoon propelled the Stars to third on the WPSL Mid-Atlantic Conference’s Colonial Division with a 1-1-0 (W-L-T) record.Florence Dadson, who reacted to her brace after the game said, “Regardless of scoring and giving an assist, credit goes to the whole team for this historic win! It was a team effort and we made history together. I hope we will continue to help build this exceptional team in the beautiful city of Philadelphia.”Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women head coach Charlie Flowe was delighted with the character shown by the team: “Our first-ever women’s win was truly a collective team effort. Every player who wore the Lone Star jersey contributed to our win. Our players overcame a quick turnaround and left everything on the pitch.“The chemistry we developed over the past few days at training and during our game Friday night enabled us to get much better as a unit on Saturday. We will enjoy this historic first win for a few days, but we have a lot to work to do this week as we prepare for our first two homes games this next weekend.“Also reflecting on this weekend, I want to thank all of our players, our coaching staff, our club, our president Paul Konneh, our fans and our families for all their support. I can’t wait to see you all at our home openers on June 8th and 9th down at the South Philadelphia Super Site.”Philadelphia Lone Star FC Women’s home opener is Saturday, June 8 when they welcome CAFC Osprey at 5 p.m. at the South Philadelphia Super Site. The next day, they will host Old Dominion Cesena USA at 4 p.m. at the same venue.sShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Linden Fund commissions new office

first_imgPaula Walcott-Quintin cutting the ribbon, flanked by LFU members and Mayor Waneka ArrindellNon-Governmental Organisation, Linden Fund USA (LFU), and its local affiliate Linden Fund Guyana Inc on Friday commissioned its permanent office in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The organisation, which has been in existence for 20 years, has members both locally and across the diaspora, who work against the backdrop of giving back to the community through promoting and enhancing the academic, social, health and well-being of Linden and Region 10. The building, which was donated by Habitat for Humanity, was commissioned during a building dedication ceremony at the location along Washer Pond Road, Mackenzie.In her remarks, LFU Chairman Paula Walcott-Quintin noted that she is proud to represent the organisation, which, she noted, has thrived over the past 20 years. She said that the organisation is grateful to Habitat for Humanity Guyana and also expressed gratitude to the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) for supplying the land for the building as she further acknowledged its late Chairman Horace James.Walcott-Quintin added that the plans for the building will evolve along with the needs of the community as she stated that these are always developed in collaboration with the community.In expressing gratitude to For the Children Sake Foundation and others, she outlined that the Regional Education Department is one of the organisation’s key collaborators in its educational endeavours. Walcott-Quintin said the organisation is evolving as she outlined plans to include a computer hub for the constabulary compound and industrial catchment areas in addition to a training room and meeting facilities.Since the construction of the building, the organisation has launched its Scholarship for Success initiative which offers scholarships to local students. The annual Spelling Bee and Parent Teachers Association Workshop will also continue, according to the LFU Chairman.Habitat for Humanity Guyana Representative Jennifer Welch in her remarks noted her organisation’s hope that the programme executed through the building will be beneficial to all as the LFU continues to give back to the Linden community.Deputy Regional Executive Officer Maylene Stephen congratulated those who played a pivotal role in the success of the organisation as she noted the significance of the services extended to the people of the region.Also delivering remarks were Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell. The occasion was marked by the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of the plaque.last_img read more

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Former Chelsea boss Conte keen to return to coaching

first_img“I miss the pitch, but I had decided to have a year of rest and I’m very calm while I wait to know my new destination. I don’t know what it will be,” the 49-year-old told Sky Sports Italia.“I did not receive any offer from Italy.“I’m in Milan because I went to see the Atalanta-Juventus (Coppa Italia) game.”Conte, who had one year remaining on his Chelsea deal when he left the club, is reported to have a clause which prevents him from coaching another English side until the summer.Chelsea fell to a 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday.“Did they? I didn’t know about it. I was watching the Atalanta game,” said Conte.“Anyway, Chelsea is a matter of the past for me.”Former Italian international midfielder Conte spent most of his senior career with Juventus, winning 13 trophies.He returned to coach the club to three consecutive Serie A titles, and after two years with the Italian national team, moved to Chelsea in 2016, winning the Premier League title in his first season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Conte led Chelsea to Premier League and FA Cup titles in his two seasons in charge © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKMILAN, Italy, Jan 31 – Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said on Thursday he is ready to return to coaching but insisted he had not received any offers in Italy.The Italian was sacked by Chelsea in July, despite leading the club to the FA Cup, with compatriot Maurizio Sarri taking over.last_img read more

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