Photo credit Matt Ralph

Coming off a 0-0 draw against number one West Chester United on Wednesday, Torch FC faced Greater Binghamton on Sunday’s 3-2 win at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA.

The game was Torch FC’s home opener match of the season against a side that had lost it’s previous 2 matches and sits at the bottom of the Keystone Conference standings.

The boys in orange went into the half up 2-0. Second half things changed when the high pressure line from Binghamton forced an error allowing for a goal in the 68th minute by Mike Rood.

With 10 minutes left in game, David Shafer was involved in a challenge that left him unable to finish the second half. Pedro Sousa scored his second goal of the season off the bench when right-back Dominick Powers  dribbled his way past two defenders which left them going in the wrong direction for a clean attempt from outside the box. The shot hits the post for an easy tap in by Sousa in the 78′ minute.

Highlights of goal by Pedro Sousa available soon.

After Sunday’s 3-2 win Coach Sparling of the Torch FC said, ” I thought that the starting eleven played a good aggressive game, and passed the ball quickly into the final third and could have had better shots on goal. Also, I thought we could have controlled the ball better in the middle third. Overall, I was pleased with the effort.”

Next match will be on June 10th against a Clarkstown SC Eagles at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA.

Starting Lineup: #0 Matt Palmer, #3 Joshua Coupar, # Will Woodfin (#2 Dominic Powers), #28 Tyler Smith (#21 Jeremiah Mateola ), #10 Matt Giudice, #25 David Shafer (80′ #25 Pedro Sousa)), #7 Phil Fisher, (70′ #8 Mitchel Robinson), #11 Thiago Dos Santos (#20 Kenny Varady),  #17 Phillip Hagerty, #4 Cody Gangaware (#15 Cody Boerema), #12 Khalil Karl (#32 Michael Kennely)

Goals: Phil Shafer 9′, PK David Shafer 32′, Pedro Sousa 78′

For more information please contact torch@torchsportsminsitry.org