A goal by the young man pictured above in the final minute of the first half provided the winning margin as Sporting JBM McLaughlin opened their first Midwest Regional League season with a 1-0 win over SLSG Missouri Real Madrid.
It was a nice bit of teamwork that created the goal as #3 took a ball down the left side before moving towards the goal as he reached the endline. Earlier shot attempts opened up the opportunity to slide the ball back to the top of the box where his teammate took one touch before unleashing a left footed shot across the goal to the far side.
It was the only goal allowed by the SLSG keeper who played a fine first half, stopping what appeared to be three quality chances. The second half keeper showed similar skills. Also of note was the commitment to play out of the back by Gallagher.
Pictures later, preparing for SLUH v DeSmet now (5pm at CBC)
I’ll add other scores as I discover them.
04 Premier refueling at the Rainforest Cafe after a hard fought 1-1 draw today pic.twitter.com/N7bJlZ2BNM
— Shaunna Brandt (@SLSGMOPremGirls) September 9, 2017
— JB Marine Schneider (@JBMarineSchneid) September 9, 2017