Tigerville, SC - North Greenville won its second match in a row this evening, posting a 4-2 victory over the King Tornado. The Crusaders evened out the attack, scoring two points in both halves of the match while holding King to one goal in each half. Ben Mackay put together a strong performance with two goals scored and provided an assist.
After an uneventful first few minutes of the match, things would quickly pick up when King's first shot resulted in a goal by Ben Delisle with an assist by Zubair Taylor. Thirty minutes into the half, Ben Mackay would score the equalizer from the top of the box. Approximately nine minutes alter, Mitchell Backer gave the Crusaders the lead with a header into the goal. The Tornado posted the final shot of the half, but North Greenville would hold a 2-1 lead at halftime.
The Crusaders made quick work of things to begin the second half. Gareth Greene came through with his second goal of the season just over three minutes into the half with an assist by Mackay to put NGU up 3-1. With around 24 minutes remaining, a foul resulted in a penalty kick by King's Delisle that found the back of the net to make the score 3-2. However, North Greenville would increase the lead back to two when Mackay scored his second of the game with eighteen minutes remaining. King would record three shots in the final three minutes, but the NGU defense stepped up and prevented a goal from scoring.
North Greenville returns to action this Saturday against the Mount Olive Trojans in Mount Olive, North Carolina.