Clinton rebounds, shut out E. Bladen


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By Michael Hardison - Sport Editor



Clinton’s Peter Darden goes to clear the ball out, halting a push by East Bladen.


After getting dominated in Monday’s game against James Kenan, the Horses men’s soccer team recovered nicely, shutting out previously unbeaten East Bladen 3-0 in a non-conference match.

“This was a good comeback win for us,” said Clinton coach Brad Spell. “They were a quality team coming into this match against us, 5-0, so to beat them after that bad loss to James Kenan … our guys really stepped it up. We had two really great practices after that James Kenan game and we really got it together, which I believe helped us win tonight.”

The Dark Horses may have stepped it up but the undefeated East Bladen Eagles definitely didn’t hand them an easy win despite them being shutout.

This matchup was close the entire first half as the Eagles actually scored first and early in the game. However, the goal was called of thanks to a foul call by the officials. A foul call that East Bladen would never recover from afterwards.

From that point on it was all Clinton, they scored their first goal of the night at the 40 minute mark in the first half. This is all the action that took place as East Bladen was hanging around at halftime, only down 1-0.

The Horses maintained control of the game in the second half scoring two more unanswered goals which led to their 3-0 win over the Eagles.

Goals scored for the Dark Horses came from Ivan Ponce, who adds another one to his steady increasing goal count. The other two goals came from Axel Ramirez and Reid Taylor. Ramirez scored on a corner kick assisted by Taylor and Taylor’s goal came off of a beautiful set play.

Also of note, the JV Dark Horses and the Eagles played to a 1-1 draw.

With this non-conference win, the varsity Horses move to 7-3 on the year. They will resume conference play on Monday as they take on the Midway Raiders at home.

Clinton’s Peter Darden goes to clear the ball out, halting a push by East Bladen.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_DSC_1054.jpgClinton’s Peter Darden goes to clear the ball out, halting a push by East Bladen.
Horses hand

By Michael Hardison

Sport Editor

Reach Sports Editor Micahel Hardison at mhardison@s24477.p831.sites.pressdns.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

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