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Gov. Mifflin boys soccer team defeats Fleetwood with late-game goal

In the final minutes of regulation in a tie game, Gov. Mifflin’s Sean Armour saw his opportunity and took it.

Armour jumped in front of a Fleetwood defender trying to clear the ball and blocked the long pass. As the ball bounced quickly toward the Tigers’ goal, Armour seized control and buried a shot into the bottom left corner of the net.

“I was able to just compose myself (and) put it in a corner,” Armour said. “It worked.”

The goal proved to be the game-winner in a clash of first-place teams, as the Mustangs held on for the 2-1 comeback victory over Fleetwood in Berks Boys Soccer League Division I-II game.

“I can’t say enough about my boys,” Mifflin coach Jose Garcia said. “This is a huge confidence booster.”

The Mustangs (4-1-2 Berks I, 4-3

Tom Boland — Special to the Reading Eagle

Gov. Mifflin’s Joseph Petricoin (19) and Fleetwood’s Owen Shoemaker (40) battle for the ball during the Mustangs’ 2-1 victory.

-3) maintained their lead in Berks I over Wilson (4-3, 4-8) and Exeter (3-3-2, 3-8-2) by handing the Tigers (7-1 Berks II, 8-3) their first league loss.

After a scoreless first half, Fleetwood broke through five minutes into the second half on a corner kick. Davin Millisock fired an aerial cross to Oscar Flores, who sent a powerful header into the net to give the Tigers the lead.

The Mustangs made formation changes and responded midway through the second half, as Joseph Petricoin tied it with a header into the corner of the net. Gabe Bauer was credited with the assist.

“He’s our leader,” Garcia said about Petricoin. “He’s a beast. He’s the best midfielder in the county in my opinion.”

Fleetwood hit the post three times in the second half, but was unable to add another goal. The Tigers generated more scoring opportunities than Mifflin, especially in the second half.

In the scoreless first half, play resided mostly in the midfield and featured strong defense. Both teams moved the ball more freely in the second half, which led to more scoring opportunities.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Armour said. “This is going to help us get through the week and get through the rest of our season.”


Source: Berkshire mont

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