After having trouble keeping leads and giving up last minute goals, the King Philip boys’ soccer team finally picked up a 1-0 win, weathering a last minute rush from the Attleboro Blue Bombardiers.
“I was really proud of the consistency and the fact that they started and finished the same way. They really pressured in the midfield and actually knocked the ball around a little bit and played soccer,” King Philip head coach Kip Lewis said.
After a scoreless first half, Conor Chipman quickly beat the defense down the right flank to get off a cross to Andrew Allen for the goal ahead goal in the 42nd minute of play.
“He (Chipman) was really pushing himself to get involved in the game and when he gets involved in the game he’s a good player so we were really proud of him today,” Lewis said.
Open near the net, Allen finished off the well placed cross with a header into the left side of the net, to give the Warriors the first lead of the day.
With minutes to go in the game, the Blue Bombardiers sent everyone up the field for the final rush. Instead of a repeat of previous games, the Warriors were able to successfully clear the ball time after time to end the game and get their first win of the year.
“We’ve known that we’re capable of playing lock down defense and I think we showed that today against a pretty good team,” Lewis said.
The Warriors now improve to 1-4-1 and look to make it two in a row at Franklin on September 28 at 3:30 p.m.