Gaffa FC in-Form as Playoff Matchup Awaits
In-form Gaffa FC boasts an 8-game win-streak as they will host the Gulf Coast Rangers this weekend in the 2021 Gulf Coast Premier League Eastern Conference Semi-Final matchup.
Match Preview: July 20, 2021
Written By: Garrett Busby
RIDGELAND, Miss – #2 seed Gaffa FC (8 – 2) will host the #4 seed Gulf Coast Rangers (7 – 2 – 2) in a semi-final matchup this weekend as both teams anticipate a berth to the Gulf Coast Premier League 2021 Final. Gaffa FC will have a chip on their shoulder as they won the regular-season matchup 2-1 in match week 3.
Gaff FC are in exhilarating form heading into this year’s playoffs largely due from local players. Led by Head Coach and former Mississippi College standout Humberto Pelaez, a core of local MC Choctaws have played a massive role in the success of the club this season with the likes of Peyton Ratcliff, Santiago Diosa, Cole Turner, and former Choctaws, Rafael Costa, Owen Connelly, and Vice-Captain Elliot Rimmer. Rimmer will rely on the team to produce a passionate performance and the fans in the biggest game of the season.
“I think the best part about this group is that if you come out and watch you are bound to see a familiar face on the field. Most of these guys either grew up playing in the area or are currently playing college soccer in the area. These are your coaches, your neighbors, and your friends, and we absolutely love seeing your faces in the stands when we play.”
Having won their first GCPL Title in Gaffa FC’s inaugural season in 2017, Gaffa FC is no stranger to high-pressure matchups. Gaffa FC are in exhilarating form and anticipates a date in the Gulf Coast Premier League Final.
“We won the title in our first year with the league back in 2017, and to make it back to the championship game and lift that trophy again would be a perfect reward for how hard these guys have worked all summer.”
The Eastern Conference Semi-Final Matchup is set for this Saturday, July 24 at Freedom Ridge Park. The match will begin at 7:15 p.m. CT as Gaffa FC will look to beat the Gulf Coast Ranger to advance to the cup final. Tickets will be $5.00 at the gate!
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