NEWTON, NJ—Newton Boys Soccer tied against Vernon on Thursday, September 24 after full regulation time and double overtime.
Patrick Bresney scored Newton’s only goal with an assist from Kyler Steele. Newton outshot Vernon 10-4.
Tanner Euston, goalie for Newton, had seven saves throughout the game. Euston was in control of the defense during the two overtime periods, telling each player to “find a man and mark up”.
“Overall I think we played with heart and determination. I was really proud to see that we were able to battle back after going down 1-0. I feel we had more opportunities but unfortunately couldn't capitalize”, said Coach Brian Martin.
Parents and friends in the stands cheered on the boys throughout the whole game, although their opinions of the referees’ calls were less than cheerful.
The second overtime period ended just as Newton was setting up for a corner kick. The corner was a result of Vernon getting the ball out of bounds when a Newton player went down on a play the referee did not call.
Tempers of the fans, players, and coaches flared as they disagreed with the referee’s call to end the game without giving Newton the opportunity to take the corner. The boy’s record is now 5-0-1.
Their next game is Saturday, September 26 away against Sparta at 10 a.m. For more pictures of the game, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.690961927669911.1073741849.407728622659911&type=3