WILMINGTON, MA — Below is Wilmington Youth Soccer travel game summary from Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Wilmington Boys 12-3
Chelmsford 5, Wilmington 4
Wilmington got off to a slow start and trailed at half time 3-0. Things quickly got worse when Chelmsford started off the second half with two quick goals to make it 5-0.
The Wildcats woke up with 20 minutes to go and had their comeback moment rivalling Rocky’s lunging out of the corner and landing the punch that cuts Drago. Jackson McDonald took a free kick from his how 14-yard box and chipped the ball up to almost the other 14 to the feet of Casey Lanagan. Casey beat the lone defender and got the Wildcats on the board.
Moments later, Jack ‘Marcelo’ Murphy stole the ball from a Chelmsford defender and was able to push the ball up the middle to Kaleb Molina who put the ball in the back of the net. A couple minutes after that, Lincoln Levesque passed the ball up the right side to start the Wildcat attack. The ball was crossed to the middle and the Wildcats earned an indirect kick from the six-yard line. With both teams packed inside the six-yard box, Tommy Lewis rolled the ball to Marcelo who found a way through all the bodies on the goal line for Wilmington’s third goal.
The comeback was on and the great defensive play of Jack Bourque and Danny O’Mahoney backed up by goalies Layne Coutu and Ryan Quamme prevented Chelmsford from scoring the rest of the way. With 8 minutes left, Kaleb secured a brace when he slotted home a cross from Tommy Lewis on the left-hand side. Wilmington was now within one goal at 5-4.
Wilmington pressed hard for the tying goal in the final minutes. Oliver Ferrer blasted an ‘Ollie Volley’ off the crossbar from 25 yards out that was only an inch away from tying the game. Despite their best efforts, the Wildcats were unable to get the equalizer before the final whistle blew. The parents and fans cheered loudly to recognize the tremendous effort the boys displayed as they fought to get back in the game.
(NOTE: The above game summary was submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)
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