Midway gets third consecutive with win over E. Bladen

By Daron Barefoot - Sports Writer

Brandon Rodriguez dribbles the ball down the field for Midway.

The Midway soccer team stretched its win streak to three games on Wednesday night, rallying past the visiting East Bladen Eagles to pick up a much-needed win.

The first half was a defensive struggle that saw both teams unable to cash in on numerous opportunities. East Bladen, however, was able to take advantage of a penalty kick at the 8:47 mark of the first half to notch the games first goal and lead 1-0.

The 1-0 East Bladen lead would hold as the first half came to a close.

The second half was all Midway as the Raiders came out with relentless intensity.

The Raiders tied the game up early in the second half as Jeremy Cifuentes fired the shot into the back of the net at the 30:33 mark of the second half.

Midway continued turning up the heat and would score the go ahead goal just a few minutes later.

With 25:45 remaining, Cifuentes took a long pass that spanned the majority of the length the field and fired the shot past the goalie, giving Midway the 2-1 lead.

For the remainder of the gasket, Midway’s defense tightened as the Raiders would keep East Bladen at bay the rest of the way.

After the game, Midway head coach Allen McLamb was noticeably jubilant following the win.

“I’m very proud of the way our guys answered tonight. Really, I couldn’t be any prouder,” McLamb said. “We’ve gone through some adversity lately that resulted in some changes but our guys stepped up and got a big win that we needed, especially on the 2A side of the conference.”

With the win, Midway improves to 6-7 overall and 3-3 in the Four County Conference.

Midway now has a series of makeup games scheduled, starting with a trip to Wallace-Rose Hill on Thursday. That game is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Brandon Rodriguez dribbles the ball down the field for Midway.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Brandon-Rodriguez.jpgBrandon Rodriguez dribbles the ball down the field for Midway.

By Daron Barefoot

Sports Writer

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