blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Caps Battle to 1-1 Tie Against Sanderson

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Caps Battle to 1-1 Tie Against Sanderson

The Broughton Capitals (11-6-2, 5-5-1) battled to a 1-1 tie on Monday night to extract a small amount of revenge against Sanderson: the team that handed them their worst defeat of the season back in September.

Broughton was on the front foot early on and had several excellent chances from Donovan Nicholson, Bryce Meredith and Abdulle Ibrahim stopped from the Sanderson GK.  Then, and against the run of play, Sanderson beat our defenders and slotted it past Clay to make it 0-1.  Not soon after, Clay injured his ankle and Sophomore Ryan Meredith came in to finish the half at an 0-1 deficit.

Just four minutes into the second half, the Caps tied the game up as Sophomore Andrew Rossetti's long throw in was met inside the box by Sophomore Lucas Beeson's header and it was 1-1. Sanderson quickly responded with 15 minutes of intense pressure - for which Ryan Meredith made save after save to keep the score deadlocked and defenders Jacob Hill, Graham Gunter, Joe Ruslander and Esteban Salinas-Noyola fought to keep the rebounds from going back in.

The last 10 minutes was some of the best soccer of the season and shots from Donovan, Cesar Gonzalez and Edson Candela-Perez just missed.  With 10 seconds left in the match, Andrew Rossetti had a great shot from 18 yards in which the Sanderson GK made an amazing save and we were off to overtime.

The two overtime periods lacked the passion of regulation time and the score finished 1-1.

The man of the match was Ryan Meredith - no questions or arguments. 

The tie gives the Caps a great chance to have a winning record in the conference with the next home match on Wednesday v Wakefield.

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