Sept. 21, 2019 -- The Flash earned their first Central League win in exciting fashion, with a 1-0 victory over the Haverford Rangers at Heebner Park.
Aidan got the match's only goal in the last minute of the first half. From his position of left defense, Aidan took at throw-in near the attacking left corner. The ball was played back to him, and he curved a long shot to the near post. The keeper got a hand on it, but it wasn't enough to stop the shot.
The Flash's defense made that goal hold up, highlighted by strong defensive plays by Tyler, Aidan and Ezana to snuff out the Haverford attack. Charlie and Kenny combined for the clean sheet in goal, with each making several good saves.
As has become customary, the Flash had a myriad of offensive chances during the game. Avinh had a good shot on goal off a pass from Grayson. Chase had a nice cross to Aidan that resulted in a shot on goal from the 18. Owen, Chase and Grayson passed the ball well on offense all game. Later, Avinash started a run up the side and fed a pass to Aaron, who put another shot on goal. A good hustle play by Aaron generated a corner kick, followed by a good pass from Jackson to Owen for a shot. Will looked to have scored a second goal for the Flash, but the play was ruled off-sides.
The Flash used strong throw-ins throughout the game to get offensive chances and also transition out of the defensive end.
The Flash will look to build on this momentum in their next game Sept. 28 at Southern Chester County.
After the game, the Flash players volunteered their time as sideline runners for the Methacton high school varsity and junior varsity boys soccer games.
Tommy Joshi contributed to this article.