(Lynn) I took in the Division 3 boy’s soccer final at Manning Field yesterday.
The upstart Royals hung around early but eventually lost 2-0 to Hamilton-Wenham.
The windy condition favored one end over the other. Georgetown had the wind in the first half but came away empty. One General clearing kick caromed off a Royal player and then off the crossbar in the first half. That was as close as Georgetown would get.
The second half was dominated by H-W and their excellent short passing game. Jon Britton confirmed his player-of-the-year rating netting both second half scores. One came from a scramble in close while the second one happened on a breakaway.
That Georgetown was even in such an important game was remarkable. Limping along with just three wins after fourteen games they responded to that backs-against-the-wall position by putting together a winning streak that only ended yesterday in Lynn.
Well done, Royals. Well done, Coach Ron Comeau.