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MPS, Mass United Claim Wins in Amateur Cup Action

Mass Premier Soccer and Mass United FC claimed victories in Sunday’s National Amateur Cup qualifiers.

Mass Premier Soccer (BSSL) and Mass United FC (MSSL) both claimed victories in Sunday’s first round of National Amateur Cup qualifying matches.

MPS grabbed a 1-0 win over Lowell Portuguese (MSSL) at Wayland High School in Wayland. T.J. Thompson scored the game-winner in the 55th minute.

Closer to the Hub, Mass United grabbed a 4-3 victory against Middlesex FC (BSSL) at Lawrence Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. The Riders ran out to an early lead thanks to a brace from Alencar “Junior” Ventura, along with goals from Denivaldo DaSilva and Rigoberto Jimenez. But Middlesex refused to make it easy, thanks to a pair of goals from Ocane Williamson, who also set up a penalty for Steve Rose.

MPS and Mass United will meet for a second round Amateur Cup showdown during the weekend of Nov. 10.

Meanwhile, the result of the Boston Olympiakos (MSSL)-Strela Negra (NELASA) match is currently under review. Defending Amateur Cup champs Battery Park Gunners (BSSL) will face the winner, once decided, during the weekend of Nov. 10.

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