By Richard Miller on November 12, 2021
The First Flight soccer team’s impressive season ended Thursday Nov 11 on their home pitch when it lost a round 4 match against Western Alamance 2-1.
The match had all the elements of a World Cup match – a loud packed house of fans, great passing and dribbling, and aggressive play (resulting in 3 yellow cards).
It was clear from the opening whistle that it was going to be a great match. The ball moved back and forth across midfield. There were multiple shots on goal by both teams, but each ended without reaching the net due to solid play by the back defenders and keeper.
Western Alamance put up the first score on the board at the 19:10 mark and it was 1-0 at the half. With only 1:40 off the clock in the second half, Western Alamance scored their second and final goal. First Flight mounted multiple attacks that ended in shots but could not find the back of the net until Colin Byard scored with only 4:20 left to play.
The last minutes of the match were filled with constant pressure by First Flight that brought the crowd to a fever pitch that was heard several neighborhoods away.
It was truly a great match, but the 2-1 magic that First Flight enjoyed during the last two rounds finally turned against them thus closing the book on a great season.
Photos of the game highlighting both teams are available at Richard L Miller Photography.