Magic season ends perfectly in soccer play
The Margaretville Magic ended their summer soccer campaign winning the championship game over Roxbury in the New York Power Authority Mine Kill State Park Men’s Soccer League with a victory over Roxbury last week.
The match was off to a quick start when Roxbury began attacking at the first whistle. The Magic held off early attacks and eventually broke through the Roxbury line to score the first goal of the match. Good defense created a scoring opportunity in which Avery Meehan coolly slid his shot into the net.
A few minutes later, Zak Meehan assisted Alex Throssell, who charged through the middle of the Roxbury defense to score again for the Magic. Zak Meehan then scored a goal of his own, started by Magic pressure deep in the Roxbury zone, and ended with an easy finish for Zak. When a foul was called about 35 yards from goal, Maxwell Mead stepped up to drive a perfect shot into the upper corner of the goal. The Magic were able to break the game open after that with goals by Mitch Mead, Josh Smith, and another from Avery Meehan. Jason Wickham assisted on two of those goals. Goalkeeper Tom Vitro made four good saves to help the Magic lead 7-0 at halftime.
The second half saw Roxbury make a charge at the Magic. Shane Hubbard sent a low free kick underneath a jumping wall to get Roxbury on the score sheet. A Ryan Skipper fast break saw Roxbury get another goal back and made the game 7-2. Avery Meehan and Mitch Mead each scored again for the Magic to all but end the game mid way through the second half, but Roxbury did not give up at 9-2. Ryan Skipper and Avery Meehan each scored another goal to increase each team’s final tally. Ryan Skipper then blasted a hard shot to the upper corner of the goal just as time expired.
The Margaretville Magic ended their summer campaign a perfect 10-0; Roxbury finished second with a record of 8-2.
The semi-final game saw Margaretville defeat NADS of Gilboa 17-7. In the first half, the match was closely contested, with NADS scoring to make the game 3-2 in favor of the Magic. That goal served as a wakeup call for the Magic who proceeded to score six unanswered goals before half time to extend their lead to 9-2. T
he second half was more of the same, as the Magic was able to use quick passing and counter-attacks to score beautiful team-oriented goals. Mitch Mead scored six goals for the Magic, Maxwell Mead had three, and Jason Wickham, Alex Throssell, Avery Meehan and Josh Smith each had two goals apiece for the winners. Allen Reed and Zak Meehan each assisted on two goals and Tom Vitro had 11 saves in goal for the Magic.