SASL Over-30s First Division Champions
CSSA Over-30 State Cup Champions

Danbury United SC

at Falcon Field, New Britain on October 24, 2006
(evening of the Cup FInal)

Danbury United SC (2006 Season)

Many thanks to Manny Cipriano (far left, back row) for the pictures (above and below):

Presenting the Cup

CSSA Cup Committee Chairman Dave Carmody presents the Cup to the Champions
(Mr. Carmody is also the SASL League Secretary!)

CSSA Over-30 State Cup Competition Results and Standings

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Subject: [SASL e-list] CSSA Over-30 State Cup Final Report.
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:09:32 +0000
From: (Garry Archer)

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Hello All,

The CSSA Over-30 State Cup Final between Danbury United and Glastonbury Celtic FC was played at Falcon Field, New Britain on Tuesday evening:

Danbury United 3, Glastonbury Celtic FC 2

There were 87 spectators at the game!

CSSA Cup Committee Chairman Dave Carmody sends in this match report:

"Danbury United scored first at 39:50 of the first half after defending several serious strikes by Glastonbury Celtic FC who hit both the post and the crossbar.

"The Celtic evened the score at 51:54 in the second half. The game continued with many strikes and counter attacks of merit by both sides until a Celtic defensive lapse allowed a goal off of one of the defenders at 82:10.

"The Celtic did not quit and came back with a strong series of attacks, with an equalizer at 84:15.

"It appeared that the game would go to overtime but another defensive positioning slip permitted Danbury to score again at 89:10.

"The Celtic continued to press for the rest of regulation and for 4 minutes of time added-on, but were unable to score.

"This was the best Over-30 finals in several years in terms of the quality of play and the evenness of the competition. Both teams are to be congratulated for a fine display of talent."

Thanks, Dave!

This is Danbury's second Over-30 State Cup win and Celtic have appeared in the Final several times. Here are both teams' CSSA Over-30 State Cup history:

Danbury United:
2006 winners v Glastonbury Celtic FC, winning 3-2

2004 winners v Stratford United, winning 5-2

1993 runners-up (as Connecticut Internationals) v New Haven Portuguese,
losing on sudden-death penalty kicks after 1-1 after extra time

Glastonbury Celtic FC:
2006 runners-up v Danbury United, losing 3-2

2000 runners-up v Waterford SC,
losing 4-3 on penalty kicks after 1-1 after extra time

1994 runners-up v Waterbury PSC 'A', losing 3-1

1992 runners-up (as Celtic Old Boys FC) v New Haven Portuguese, losing 7-1

The Over-30 State Cup was inaugurated in 1992 and the first final was hosted by Yale University at their Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium next to Yale Bowl.

- Garry Archer (SASL Executive Board)

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