A late game Thursday night in Randall’s Island ended in a 1-1 draw for the first team in what was a make-up league tie against CD Iberia.
While it means Glen Wrafter’s men will lose further ground in the chase for a league title, Sunday’s home game against NYPD offers the Rocks a perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways in CSL Division 2 as the hunt for promotion continues.
Michael McGreevy gave the Rocks a deserved first half lead Thursday night but against the run of play Iberia drew level in the second half.
The game was well contested and entertaining after that and both sides had chances to clinch all three points.
Sunday now represents the biggest day of the year for the club.
Quite simply, the Reserves must beat NYPD in order to get one hand on the league trophy.
The two teams played out a 2-2 draw back in November but with Dave Harvey back in the line-up, the Rocks are confident of getting the much needed victory.
The reserves game kicks off at 1pm at St Michael’s while the first team game starts at 3pm.
The Over 30s will be in action at 8am on Sunday morning at Randall’s Island 74 when they will meet their semi-final opponents CPR Old Boys in what will be nothing more than a dress rehearsal for the big game on May 17.
The women’s team will be in action too – an 11am game at East River Park against Manhattan Kickers on Sunday.