Last updated: August 25. 2014 9:32PM - 311 Views
By Danny McDowell Sports Writer



Hobbton's Ivan Cruz competes with Midway's Uvaldo Acosta in soccer action at Midway Monday. (Danny McDowell/The Sampson Independent)
Hobbton's Ivan Cruz competes with Midway's Uvaldo Acosta in soccer action at Midway Monday. (Danny McDowell/The Sampson Independent)
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The Hobbton Wildcats traveled to Midway Monday hoping to avenge last week’s hard fought loss. What they got was another hard fought loss. The Raiders held off numerous Hobbton threats for a 1 nil victory. Midway had defeated them 4-3 last week.


All of the game’s scoring took place with 16:54 remaining in the opening stanza. Javier Castro found Jonathan Garcia and Garcia found pay dirt. It was Garcia’s first game of the season following an injury that sidelined him for the first 2 games.


Both teams had numerous shots on goal during the remaining 63 minutes, but could not find the back of the goal.


“It was a fair fight for both teams,” remarked Hobbton coach Jonathon Jacobs. “It could have gone either way. Last week I thought we controlled the field a little bit better than we did this week. We had more shots on goal last week. We did worse this week, to be honest.”


“I knew Hobbton would come back ready to play and they did,” asserted Midway coach Allen McLamb. “They really came out and played a hard game. They pushed the ball down hard on us. Our defense talked well and worked through some things and stepped it up. We’ve got a few injuries that we’re trying to work through right now, but that’s no excuse. Overall, I’m happy with the way we’re moving along. I’m not saying we’re exactly where I want to be, but then I’m never satisfied.”


McLamb also praised the work of goalkeeper Jackson Carr.


The Wildcats fall to 0-2-1, while the Raiders improve to 3-0. Hobbton is open until next Wednesday (September 3) when they travel to Rosewood. The Raiders will visit Lakewood today (Wednesday) and will host Rosewood on Thursday.The Hobbton Wildcats traveled to Midway Monday hoping to avenge last week’s


hard fought loss. What they got was another hard fought loss. The Raiders held off numerous Hobbton threats for a 1 nil victory. Midway had defeated them 4-3 last week.


All of the game’s scoring took place with 16:54 remaining in the opening stanza. Javier Castro found Jonathan Garcia and Garcia found pay dirt. It was Garcia’s first game of the season following an injury that sidelined him for the first 2 games.


Both teams had numerous shots on goal during the remaining 63 minutes, but could not find the back of the goal.


“It was a fair fight for both teams,” remarked Hobbton coach Jonathon Jacobs. “It could have gone either way. Last week I thought we controlled the field a little bit better than we did this week. We had more shots on goal last week. We did worse this week, to be honest.”


“I knew Hobbton would come back ready to play and they did,” asserted Midway coach Allen McLamb. “They really came out and played a hard game. They pushed the ball down hard on us. Our defense talked well and worked through some things and stepped it up. We’ve got a few injuries that we’re trying to work through right now, but that’s no excuse. Overall, I’m happy with the way we’re moving along. I’m not saying we’re exactly where I want to be, but then I’m never satisfied.”


McLamb also praised the work of goalkeeper Jackson Carr.


The Wildcats fall to 0-2-1, while the Raiders improve to 3-0. Hobbton is open until next Wednesday (September 3) when they travel to Rosewood. The Raiders will visit Lakewood today (Wednesday) and will host Rosewood on Thursday.


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