The Boys Thirds squad traveled today a short distance to the Mount Everett School with the intention to prove to ourselves that we can be disciplined and consistent with our passing and positioning on the field, and injecting at the same time energy and speed into our play. Berkshire did not start the game in a very spirited way, and after 18 minutes of play Mount Everett scored the first goal. The Bears recovered their composure and executed many with good passes and transitions, but no finishing really happened until late into the first half. Brady Wilson’ 17 showed great skill in defense today stopping many incursions through our left flank, and Samuel Bannett’ 17 fought hard and successfully to take control of the midfield. Berkshire just needed to take shots on goal, and this finally happened when Jack Gustavson’ 16 jumped onto the pitch and scored unassisted from outside the box. Mount Everett tried to get back into the game, but their forwards could not overcome the fierce Berkshire defense lead with authority by Viggo Blomquist’ 16. Five minutes after the first goal Harry Smith’ 16 tied the game when he found himself open in front of the goal with a ball sent to him by Gustavson. The bears had more opportunities in the last minutes of the first half, but they left the fun for the second.
The second half started with a more effective pressure by a Berkshire team that was taking now control of the match. During a counter attack Charlie Goldstein’ 16 took a shot on the run that sent the ball into the net. Goldstein also assisted with the last goal of the game when he dribbled past the opposing midfielders and served the ball into the space in front of Xander Amero’ 17 who scored his first goal with the team. Good game to make the team feel good into the final days of the season.