Clinton wins again, improves to 17-4


JV Horses notch 1-1 draw

By Michael Hardison - Sports Editor



Clinton’s Kyle Reeves battling a Hobbton defender during the 1-1 draw Thursday night.


Clinton’s Jacob Bauman tries to beat two defenders to the ball in varsity soccer action.


The Clinton Dark Horses continued their win streak Thursday at home when they faced off against the Cape Fear Colts, winning 2-0.

It was another slow-paced game with little action, especially in the second half. The biggest difference being the absurd amount of fouls on Clinton. Shots on goals were five for Clinton and three for Cape Fear, four corners a piece for both teams and 17 fouls on Clinton to the Colts’ one. However, the crazy fouls margin didn’t keep them from winning.

“We played and moved the ball extremely well, we looked hungry tonight,” said Clinton coach Brad Spell. “We’re looking good, our chemistry is there and we continue our win streak.”

The first goal for the Horses came from Sammy Sutter on a beautiful header just seven minutes into the game. Then at the 25-minute mark Sam Holloman put in Clinton’s second and final goal of the night. Assists came from Holloman and Jacob Bauman.

The Dark Horses now rise to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in conference play. They battle one of the toughest teams of the season Monday, facing the No. 2 team in the conference Wallace-Rose Hill at home.

In other soccer action, the JV Dark Horses faced off again against county rivals the Hobbton Wildcats Thursday afternoon. They didn’t come away with a victory this time, the contest ending in a 1-1 draw.

This matchup was similar to the JV Horses’ match on Wednesday where Clinton won 1-0.

The Horses struck first midway through the first half giving them a 1-0 lead over the Wildcats. They held this lead for the majority of the game but Hobbton didn’t quit. Hobbton hung around and in the final minutes of the game, after an extremely bad foul, they were able to put one in the net to tie the game at 1-1.

Neither team was able to score again. With the draw, the JV Horses go to 7-2-2 on the season, facing Wallace-Rose Hill in a home conference game on Monday.

Clinton’s Kyle Reeves battling a Hobbton defender during the 1-1 draw Thursday night.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_CHSjv-1.jpgClinton’s Kyle Reeves battling a Hobbton defender during the 1-1 draw Thursday night.

Clinton’s Jacob Bauman tries to beat two defenders to the ball in varsity soccer action.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_JB-1.jpgClinton’s Jacob Bauman tries to beat two defenders to the ball in varsity soccer action.
JV Horses notch 1-1 draw

By Michael Hardison

Sports Editor

Reach Michael Hardison at mhardison@clintonnc.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

Reach Michael Hardison at mhardison@clintonnc.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

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