|Published: 2:51 PM, 05/04/2013
Author: Gabriel Garcia
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE вЂ” The game got physical, and the frustration set in, with cards flying.
Two second half-goals from Silverdale midfielder Matthew Thurman lifted the Seahawks over Sequoyah, 4-3, in the district soccer match Thursday at Sequoyah High School.
Dylan McGowan, who scored two goals, had broken through the defense to put the Chiefs ahead 3-2 in the second halfвЂ™s 16th minute before Thurman responded in the 22nd and 30th minutes.
Between those last two goals, with the game tied 3-3, Sequoyah keeper Kevin Sheth was shaken up, but the referees allowed play to continue. The Chiefs kept the Seahawks from scoring before the referees finally stopped play.
"It was a very physical game. They played hard," said Sequoyah coach Justin Miller. "Unfortunately it didnвЂ™t necessarily go our way."
The Chiefs had been stopped in the penalty box with plenty of contact twice early in the second half, and the ensuing frustration resulted in a yellow card. Earlier, a red card had put Sequoyah a man short.
McGowan had also put the Chiefs on the board first with a 20-footer from slightly left of center in the game's seventh minute. Silverdale responded with a goal off a corner kick two minutes later, then went ahead on Thurman's penalty kick 20 minutes later.
Chase Wright sailed in a shot from 25 feet out just before halftime to knot the game at 2-2.
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