Gloversville – Although it is still early in the season, the South Division title went a long way toward determining the Foothills Council boys’ football match between Gloversville and Broadbin-Perth on Thursday.
The Patriots fell behind early, but rallied to a 2–1 win over the Dragons at Gloversville High School.
It was the Patriots’ third one-goal win in four matches this season.
“I thought we had a good competition tonight. Gloversville scored a good goal early on, but we didn’t bother,” said Broadalbin-Perth coach Brian Henry. “We played our game and got back at it.”
Sam Rogers scored both goals for BP, while Nick Bianco made both assists.
“Sami [Rogers] Scored two good goals tonight,” Henry said.
Doug Cook scored the only goal for Gloversville with help from Alex Rosmarino.
Cook’s goal came just five minutes into play on a header from Rosmarino after a long ball to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead.
Broadbin-Perth regrouped and equalized in the first half in 15 minutes when Rogers fired a shot inside the close post with an assist from Bianco to level the game 1–1.
After a few close misses by Gloversville’s James Collar, the Patriots took the lead for the first time with 17 minutes remaining.
Rogers scored his second goal of the half when a pass from Bianco left him open to draw 2-1.
“We needed a whole team to come together and bring it back,” Rogers said. “My teammates set me well on my goals tonight.”
Broadalbin-Perth held a one-goal lead till the half.
After the break, Gloversville suppressed the action as it saw play as well, but the BP defense kept them off the board.
“We bend but don’t break on defense,” Henry said. “He did a good job tonight.”
After a 3–0 start to the season, the Dragons suffered a goalless defeat for the second time in a row.
“We lost a bit of momentum afterward” [Broadalbin-Perth] Proceed in the first half,” said Gloversville coach Jim Yano. “We came back and played well in the second half. I am happy with our effort tonight.”
Ian Schwartz finished with two saves for Broadalbin-Perth, while Justin Kemet made four stops for Gloversville.
“It was a good test for us. We’re playing pretty good football right now.” Henry said. “That gives us plenty of momentum going into the Scotia game on Tuesday. They have always been a challenge for us.”
Broadalbin-Perth (4-0 on aggregate, 4-0 in the Foothills) will host Scotia-Glenville on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
In addition to their loss on the field, Gloversville also lost Tommy Kluska and James Collar during the game. Kluska suffered a leg injury, while the caller received a red card when the clock expired, meaning he would miss the Dragons’ next game.
“It’s going to be the next guy,” said coach Yano. “We probably have to prepare some players for the junior varsity team.”
Gloversville (3-2 overall, 3-2 Foothills) is closed until next Thursday, when Glens Falls will host the event at 4:30 p.m.
“This break couldn’t have been a better time for us,” said coach Yano. “We have a week to regroup and get ready for our next game.”
Halftime: Broadalbin-Perth lead 2-1. Broadalbin-Perth Scoring: Rogers 2-0, Bianco 0-2. Gloversville Scoring: Cook 1-0, Rosmarino 0-1. Goalkeeper: Broadalbin-Perth, Schwartz, 2 saves. Gloversville, Kemet, saves 4.
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