UPSL Wild West Champions

CCFC bounces back, defeats Pajaro Valley United 6-1

Coming off of a tough loss a week ago at JASA FC in Redwood City, Contra Costa FC returned home to Northgate High School in Walnut Creek and got themselves back on track off of a pair of first half goals by Jonathan Ayala and Brandon Kearney in their 4-1 win over Parajo Valley United, clinching the top-seed in the UPSL’s Wild West Division.

CCFC struck first in the 11th minute as Ayala headed in a second-chance ball off of an initial shot by Navarro inside PVU’s six-yard box. Navarro nearly doubled CCFC’s score just minutes later, but his header just went over the top of the crossbar.

PVU looked to pull even in the 15th minute off of a counter attack, however their run in on goal was routinely stopped by goalkeeper Andrew Konstantino.

Konstantino couldn’t hold PVU out of the net for long. Parajo Valley responded with an equalizer in the 23rd minute, heading in a shot a point-blank range past Konstantino to pull even at 1-1.

CCFC took the lead back in the 33rd minute when Brandon Kearney finished a shot into an open net off of a pass by Ayala at the far post. PVU’s goalkeeper ran in to stop Ayala, leaving Kearney open at the post with nothing but net.

Navarro earned the first goal of his brace at the hour mark, beating PVU’s backline and fighting for the ball before breaking away and finishing his shot in the lower corner of the net, giving CCFC an insurance, third goal. His second of the game came just eight minutes later when he finished a shot into the upper 90, running in on goal.

Ellie Padilla came off of the bench and scored in the 78th minute, extending Contra Costa’s lead to 5-1, and Jesus Ocegueda tapped in an easy second-chance ball at the far post in the 80th minute to give CCFC a commanding 6-1 lead in the final minutes.

The win helps CCFC clinch the top seed in the division, putting them five points clear of second place PVU, who entered Saturday’s game just two points behind Contra Costa in second.

CCFC returns home to Northgate High School next Saturday in the final game of the regular season, taking on Redding Royals FC at 6 p.m.


CCFC 11’ – Jonathan Ayala (assist by Angel Navarro)

PVU 23’

CCFC 33’ – Brandon Kearney (assist by Jonathan Ayala)

CCFC 60’ – Angel Navarro

CCFC 68’ – Angel Navarro

CCFC 78’ – Ellie Padilla

CCFC 80’ – Jesus Ocegueda




CCFC: 8w-0d-1L, 24 points, 1st place in Wild West Division

Parajo Valley United: 6w-1d-2L, 19 points, 2nd place in Wild West Division


Thank you Jeff Weisinger for the writeup.


CCFC Trip to Redding proves Successful

Your Contra Costa FC remains undefeated in the UPSL Wild West Division following their 3-0 win over the Redding Royals, who were currently in second place.
Contra Costa FC started out the first half of play with a strong performance in both possession and shot opportunities. Playing as a unit CCFC used the entirety of the pitch playing balls across, shots from the 18 and 1v1 opportunities. It wasn't until mid-way through the first half that Ben Reiter of Contra Costa put the first goal away. Soon thereafter a rocket of a shot by Alexis Martinez put CCFC up 2-0 heading in to half. Not much changed in the second half as another great goal from Luis "Angel" Navarro put the match out of reach.
Your Contra Costa FC takes on another strong opponent, the Oakland Stompers, this upcoming Saturday May 11th.

Contra Costa FC battles it out with the Hearts

Your Contra Costa FC played against the SF Hearts in a 2-1 battle. CCFC seemed to control the majority of the match through the 75-80th minute of the match until the Hearts got their second wind. Continuous long balls and fast strikers seemed to plague the last 10-15 minutes of the match. The back line was tested over and over again until the Hearts broke through earning a penalty kick. CCFC had numerous missed scoring opportunities but was able to hold off on the late storm.
CCFC hits the road as they travel up to Redding this upcoming weekend on May 4th.