WILMINGTON, MA — Below is Wilmington Youth Soccer travel game summary from Saturday, May 26, 2018.
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Wilmington 3, Tewksbury 1
The morning game was played under beautiful blue skies as Wilmington went on the road to face first place Tewksbury. It appeared the boys got off to a quick start when Jack Bourque tapped in a rebound early, but the referee called the play back for an offside call. Making things worse, Tewksbury scored a few minutes later to take a 1-0 lead.
With only 10 seconds remaining in the first half, Jack Bourque again tapped in a rebound of a Mick Keogan shot and this time the play was ruled onside and the teams went to the break tied at 1-1.
The Wildcats picked up their play on both sides of the ball in the second half. Lincoln Levesque got the go ahead goal off a corner kick played short by Jack to Zack Guyette who hit a great cross that Lincoln was able to put home from the back post. A few minutes later Wilmington added an insurance goal when a blast from Jack ‘Marcelo’ Murphy was parried by the keeper and Jack Bourque and Casey Lanagan combined to keep the ball at the goal mouth and Casey finally pushed it over the line.
The defensive unit was anchored by center back Ryan Quamme who combined with defenders Danny O’Mahoney, Kaleb Molina and Oliver Ferrer to keep a very talented Tewksbury team off the board in the second half. Keepers Tyler Florencio and Layne Coutu were outstanding in goal not only stopping the Tewksbury shots, but quickly starting the counter attack the other way.
Wilmington 6, Woburn 3
The sunshine was replaced with steady rain for the afternoon game against Woburn. Wilmington got off to a fast start with a goal of the season nominee. Casey Lanagan teed up Jack ‘Marcelo’ Murphy for a blast from outside the box that Marcelo put over the keeper’s head and just under the crossbar. A few minutes later Jackson McDonald tried to match Marcelo’s quality with a Lionel Messi style free kick from 20-25 yards out that curved over the wall and into the back of the net.
Lukas Poirier and Mick Keogan dominated the middle of the field the entire game. Mick scored the next goal when he intercepted a goal kick and beat the goalie who was scrambling back to the net. Woburn then scored one to close to gap to 3-1. Jackson added a second goal just as the first half ended on a shot from 20 yards out that skipped on the wet grass past the goalie.
In the second half, Casey kept pressuring the left side of the Woburn defense. He earned a penalty shot as the Woburn defender had no choice but to pull him down as he broke by him. He calmly put the PK into the back of the net. A few minutes later, Casey went five-hole on a pass from Mick to pick up a brace and complete the scoring for the Wildcats.
Woburn would add a couple of late goals, but the goalkeeping tandem of Tyler Florencio and Kaleb Molina were able to hold on for the 6-3 win.
The Wildcats are enjoying a great season as a team. Each game is a complete team effort and different players are stepping up to score goals and hold the line defensively. Eleven different players have scored this season with three games to play. The team defense has combined for two shutouts and a one goal game this season.
(NOTE: The above game summary was submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)
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