OFA's Solid Play Rewarded High Quality Win Over SR
Updated: Oct 2, 2019
FORT COVINGTON - Halfway through the season the OFA Boys Soccer team didn't have a high quality win to validate some consistent sound play according to Coach Matt Morley.
That changed on Tuesday as the Blue Devils (2-2-2 Central) claimed a 2-1 victory of a high regarded and proven Salmon River (4-2-0 Central) team.
"Nice win for us. They are tough. We have been playing well and we just needed a win," said Coach Morley.
The Devils took a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute on an own goal and SR earned a 1-1 tie one minute later on Stone Chubb tally off an assist from Jared Showden.
The only goal of the second came in the 44th minute when Karsen LaRose chipped the ball over the head of John Smith after being ushered to a break-away by a pass from Kelson Hooper.
Miller made four saves for Salmon River and David Vernsey turned aside 11 shots for OFA.
"Our effort was good. The league is going to be tight all the way to the finish. We've got to be ready to go Thursday."
Salmon River plays Potsdam on Thursday and OFA hosts Canton on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Canton 2 - Potsdam 1: Keenan Hassett scored the only goal of the second half to lift the Bears (3-2-1 Central) past the Stoners (0-5-0) in another game reflecting the parity in the Central Division which was stopped by lightning halfway through the second half. In the first half Andy Downs scored in the second minute for Canton and Colin Taylor scored from Nick Easterbrooks for Potsdam.
Chris Downs Jr. (3) and Andy Fredericks (5) combined on eight Canton saves and Ansen Herrick made seven saves for Potsdam.
In one other Central Division game Malone (5-1-0) shaded Massena 2-1.