In their only meeting between two crossbay rivals, JASA Redwood City took the lead with 3 early goals in the first half, only to have the Stompers chip away at the lead before halftime with 3 of their own. With both teams held scoreless in the second half, both teams played to a 3-3 draw.
Next up for JASA is a road trip to Stockton TLJ FC (Edison High School) on Saturday October 12 at 7:30pm , while Vacaville returns home (Fairfield High School) to host Real San Jose on Sunday October 13 with a 2pm kick-off.
In Saturday’s playoff game host AFC Hearts took a 2-0 lead, only to have visiting JASA come back to draw even. The game was tied after 90 minutes with the match immediately advancing to penalty kicks. JASA ended up winning that round 4-3.
In a battle between the defending Fall champions and the current top team in the league, something needed to give. In a bit of an upset, JASA scored 3 goals to give them a win and handing the visitors their first defeat of the season.
JASA Redwood City now hit the road for their remaining schedule with a road game June 1 at Nevada Coyotes 4pm start time, and return to the Bay Area with a trip to San Francisco to play AFC Hearts on June 8–4pm kickoff. Contra Costa FC return home to play their remaining schedule hosting Pajaro Valley June 1 and Redding Royals a week later at Northgate High School Walnut Creek 5pm kickoff for both games.
Both teams will have a break for a few weeks, with JASA resuming play on May 11 with a road trip to Watsonville to play Pajaro Valley, while San Leandro gets an extra week of rest until they host Redding Royals on May 18 at Burrell Field, 7:30 start time.
In a friendly match between the Peninsula UPSL outfit and the elte of the NPSL in Northern California, JASA and El Farolito played even with both teams tied at 1-1 into the second half. However, the home team pulled away with 2 more goals and never looked back. JASA gets the win over El Farolito 3-1.
The photo album (note: only for the second half/including Instagram):
The match served as a warmup for both teams’ upcoming seasons. JASA was on a break from the league schedule having lost to San Leandro in league play on March 2. El Farolito begins their second year NPSL campaign on the road at Sacramento Gold on March 16 at 7pm. JASA Redwood City returns to UPSL league play on March 30 at 7pm with a home against the Oakland Stompers.