A penalty kick by David Miller in the first half and a solid kick by Chris Schuster in the second helped the Bradwell Tigers boyssoccer squad stay ahead of the Groves High Rebels in Tuesday’s 2-1 win at home on Olvey Field.
"Last night’s boys’ defense was solid for most of the game," Tiger soccer coach Greg Cooke said about the squad. "However a late slip cost a ‘soft’ goal to occur."
Ten minutes into the second half, Groves scored a goal in what Cooke called a mental slip from his experienced defense.
"This has occurred in the last two games… The defense knows they cannot afford these kind of slip ups," he said. "However I am very proud of my defense for their performance this season and, like usual, are the anchor to our team."
Cooke said his offense needs to continue their pressure and control, but should finish more chances at the goal.
"It was evident we controlled the game for most of the match," he said. "But a 2-1 win does not reflect the manner in which the match was played. David Miller and Josh Olsen both had a really good game. Chris Schuster showed his athleticism and commitment to the team and the game, by pushing through injury to score a second half goal and give us the win."
Cooke’s Lady Tiger squad played against Savannah Arts Academy on Saturday due to a change in the schedule. But they came up short, losing 1-2. Lady Tiger Emily Nunan was the scorer.
Tuesday evening the Lady Tigers redeemed themselves with a 7-0 win against the Lady Rebels of Groves HS.
The Tigers were set to play at Camden yesterday afternoon. They are scheduled to host Jenkins tomorrow on Olvey Field. The girls play at 11 a.m. and the boys’ game will follow.
The Courier will bring you the results of those games as they become available.