- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Joe Chandler
The Halifax County Middle School soccer team needed every possible second it could get in Tuesday’s Southside Middle School Conference contest against Bluestone Middle School. With the game inside the final minute, the Lions’ Ford Morrison capitalized when the Bluestone Middle School goalkeeper failed to clear the ball from in front of the goal to give the Lions a 3-2 win.
The win in Tuesday’s home opener improved the Lions’ record to 2-0 on the season.
“It was a good, close game,” noted Halifax County Middle School Coach Sid Young.
“We played everybody and I felt like everybody contributed. Some of our newer players are
starting to show some improvement.”
Bluestone got on the scoreboard first and held a 1-0 lead at halftime. The Lions tied the game early in the second half on a goal by Ghaven Williams. Nick Rosche got the assist on the play.
Halifax County Middle School took the lead on a goal by Nicholas Sargent only to see Bluestone Middle School throw the game into a deadlock for the second time.
The late goal by Morrison in the final minute of the game sealed the win for the Lions.
Young noted that the Lions were able to keep the ball on Bluestone Middle School’s end of the field for a good amount of time in the first half, but just wasn’t able to score.
He said he tried some different players at the forward spots in the first half and then went back to the regular combination in the second half.
“We got a little more consistency when we switched back,” Young remarked.
Halifax County Middle School had 14 shots on goal in the game. Bluestone Middle School had five shots in the contest.
The Lions have a little bit of an unusual week next week in that they will play both of their regular-season contests against Park View Middle School next week.
Halifax County Middle School will go on the road to face Park View Middle School Tuesday, with Park View Middle School coming here Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. game.