|Winning is Good|
Neither an afternoon start time, a wet field, or mid-game changes of tactics could hold back the Broughton soccer team as they soundly defeated the Wakefield Wolverines 3-1 in a game not nearly as close as the score would indicate. Elvis Wiredu notched the brace for the Caps and Ibrahim Mohamud scored a goal and added two assists.
Wakefield nearly scored off the bat, hitting the frame, but that would be the only sniff they would get of the Broughton goal in the first half. The Caps, on the other hand, had 8 shots, with 7 of them on goal. Unfortunately, the Wakefield keeper was strong, making save after save, but finally, in the 30th minute, Wiredu took a pass from Mohamud and deftly slotted it just inside the far post past the diving keeper.
Wakefield took a more aggressive approach to open the second half, which paid off in the 44th minute when the Wolverines took advantage of a defensive lapse to even the score. However, the aggressive tactics also made Wakefield more susceptible to a counter-attack, and Mohamud did exactly that, using his speed to fire a shot, recover the save, and calmly tuck in the rebound. Although Broughton controlled most of the possession and flow of play, Wakefield nearly scored on a breakaway in the 60th minute, but sophomore keeper Clay Oxford came off his line perfectly and smothered the Wakefield attempt. Broughton's ball pressure frequently frustrated Wakefield, and in the 79th minute, Wiredu scored again, on the assist from -- who else? -- Mohamud. For the game, Broughton took 19 shots, 15 on goal, while Wakefield took 8, 5 on goal.
|The Dynamic Duo: Ibrahim Mohamud and Elvis Wiredu|
The Caps improved their Cap 8 record to 4-1 and are now 8-4 overall.
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