ELKIN — After an eventful begin to the 2021 season, the Starmount Rams had been again in motion on Friday evening. The Rams travelled the quick distance throughout the Yadkin River to tackle the Elkin Buckin’ Elks. Issues began off in Starmount’s favor with a the blue and orange controlling a majority of the possession. Within the remaining jiffy of the match, the Rams knocked within the recreation profitable aim to take a 2-1 win over Elkin.
The Buckin’ Elks and Rams had been degree all through the opening half. By way of the midfield and protection, each groups had a very good grasp of the opposite. The Rams had been capable of sneak by way of Elkin’s midfield within the 18th minute with the ball at Brandon Ocampo’s ft. Simply as Ocampo was crossing the midfield line, he was taken down by an Elkin defender. The foul was known as and Stamount had a free kick from 35 yards out. With 22:07 left on the clock within the first half, the free kick was arrange by Diego Zuniga. The junior took one take a look at the aim and despatched the ball flying in the direction of the online. The ball flew previous the Elkin wall and previous the outstretched palms of Elkin’s keeper, Thomas McComb. The free kick had arrange Starmount’s first aim of the evening, as Zuniga’s kick went into the online for a 1-0 Starmount lead.
After the aim, the Rams began to regulate a majority of the possession. It was not till the ultimate six minutes of the half that Elkin began to get again of their groove. Patrick Soos helped management the ball by way of the midfield and handed the ball over Starmount’s again line. Ready to run onto the ball was Carlos Espinosa. The ahead was capable of get previous Starmount’s keeper and slot the ball into the again of the online. Elkin was capable of tie the sport 1-1 simply earlier than the halftime whistle blew.
After the half, each groups weer combating for the convention win. Every workforce had their fare share of possibilities, nevertheless it was the visiting workforce who got here out on prime. Starmount was awarded a penalty kick within the latter a part of the half, which was taken by Zuniga. The junior as soon as once more got here up huge for the Rams as he scored his second aim of the evening. The aim gave Starmount a 2-1 lead and the Rams had been capable of see the remainder of the half out with out giving up a aim.
When the ultimate whistle blew, the Rams had taken a 2-1 win over the Buckin’ Elks.
Starmount is now 1-0 within the Mountain Valley Athletic Convention, whereas the Elks are 0-1. Starmout travelled to East Wilkes on Tuesday afternoon for one more MVAC match. Elkin will play at Ashe County on Thursday evening.
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