TENSION ON THE FIELD
By Grant Anderson and Kenny Harrison
The air of competition was heavy on Thursday night on Cottone field. Plenty of fans packed into the stands to cheer and watch as the boys soccer team take on the heavily despised Glastonbury Tomahawks.
The game was an even match from the start. Both teams had about equal possession and were both getting chances in front of the net.
Unfortunately the Tomahawks took the lead with a goal in the 22nd minute. A Glastonbury forward, passed the ball across the box for an easy tap in at the back post. This then lead to a very tough battle to the end of the half.
With 58 seconds left, Wethersfield forward Brendan Barry got the ball inside the box and capitalized on his opportunity right before the end of the first half.
Going into the second half, the atmosphere was ecstatic and the fans were electric. Wethersfield started with ball to kick the second half off. The hopes for an impressive victory were high for the Eagles as they tried to capitalize on the weaknesses of the Glastonbury team. But Glastonbury’s weaknesses did not show when a Glastonbury midfielder hit a screamer from outside of the box to give the Tomahawks a 2-1 lead.
Tensions were high and Wethersfield knew that they had to get the next goal to stay in this game. The Tomahawks would go on to score another two goals ultimately giving them the 4-1 win over the infamous Wethersfield boys.
It was a solid effort for Wethersfield, who fought hard but in the end they were out matched by a better team. This impressive battle does give hope for a deep run in the state tournament for Wethersfield.
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