TINTON FALLS, NJ – The Garden State Soccer League’s two top M40 teams, Roma S.P, and Jackson Lions meet for the League Cup Finals after facing one another just two weeks earlier for the State Cup Finals where the Romans beat the Lions 3-2.
The Best team in the Central Division vs. the Best team in the South saw one of the most competitive, entertaining, and hard-fought matches all year. After playing into a 2-2 tie in the regulation time, both teams head to the overtime where-in 30 minutes they played into another tie (3-3) with Jackson Lions taking the best of Roma in the penalty shoot out and winning the 2018-2019 League Cup Final. Although Jackson Lions took the first place trophy and the Romans took the second place trophy the real winner here was the true SPORTSMANSHIP both teams displayed for 120 minutes and left the field with the utmost respect for one another.
It was fitting after months of hard-fought matches the Final Battle produced such an amazing competition with two class act soccer clubs.
Congrats to both clubs & GSSL.
ROMA Football Club
South Plainfield, NJ