The field may have been wet, but it didn’t douse Midway’s burning desire to win Monday as the Raiders took on Trask, shutting them out in a 3-0 win.
The score, coach Allan McLamb said, wasn’t indicative of the intensity of the game.
“It’s hard to score on a wet field, and our field was pretty wet,” McLamb stressed. “It had drained some, but we were sloshing around. Despite that, I thought the guys did a great job.”
McLamb said he was able to give all his team members some “much deserved” playing time. “I like being able to play a lot of kids, particularly when they have earned it the way these boys have.”
And, McLamb said, the team played a solid game. “It was good, basic soccer.”
The Raiders moved in early, scoring twice before the half, both off the foot of Alex Boggs.
“He played a great game,” McLamb stressed. “He just did a super job for us.”
Coming back from the break, the Raiders worked hard to defend, holding Trask scoreless, while finding the net one final time, this one played off the keeper for a score from Zack Dixon.
Midway, with three games left in regular season play, travel to James Kenan Wednesday for a rematch with the Tigers. Game time is 6 p.m.