Clash Tournament Results
Clash defeated Durango United
Story and photos: Fernando M. Donado
El Semanario Deportivo
Bernalillo .- In a disputed meeting in the State Farm Sports Complex, Durango United Clash defeated 3 to 2 in game for the category under 17 years of the Duke Youth Football League City.
The Titans, the U-17 category, took advantage of the mistakes of the blue team competing in a lower division, to get the win, which represented his third win in four games.
For its part, Durango United will not be intimidated and had several scoring chances which failed to achieve.
Eric Anderson Clash escapes FC defender of Durango, Eufemio Razo-Garcia. The Clash took the lead with a touchdown early Torgrimson Cody, who capitalized on errors behind to beat Benjamin Marvin Vanderryn.
The Reds scored again when missing fifteen minutes of the first half. Defender Matt Sanchez took a precise center product of individual play and left winger Eric Anderson stopped Vanderryn goalkeeper.
Despite being at a disadvantage and with few minutes left in the first half, Durango United pressed and had it not been for three important saves from keeper of the Clash, Aaron Robins, may have had at least one touchdown off.
After halftime with a 2-0 lead, the Titans coach, Chuck Harmon, made several substitutions which gave the party the whole initiative led by Byron Cephers blue.
Stefan Daniel Clash of hits a big cross, with coverage of a defender of Durango United. "We played very well in the first half. We started strong and did a good job in not allowing them to create opportunities, "said Harmon. "We relaxed a bit for the convenience of the lead and not play with the same intensity to them."
Clash was no longer Vanderryn arc as it did in the first half. Durango United got the goal early off the second half after falling behind the Titans could not clear the ball, which entered the network after a fluke.
The Blues continued to generate arrivals, but the timely saves by Robins and poor definition of the forwards prevented them came the tie.
When playing better Durango United, a misunderstanding of the defenders allowed Devin Fisher-Chávez tap the ball in the bottom left to Vanderryn, who could not avoid the 3-1.
Having the support of the fans did not demoralize the blue team, which continued to pressure the Titans and created significant arrivals of goal.
The emphasis again allowed discount when after a play in team defense left side of Durango United, Mason Johnston, defined in a millimeter against Robins for the final 3-2.
"We made mistakes in the baseline which they finished building," said Cephers. "It was unfortunate because my boys played a good game, but the opponent could find the opportunity to seal the game."