Columbia, SC - The Savannah Clovers suffered their first loss of the UPSL Fall Season with a 4-2 defeat to Soda City this past Saturday. The Clovers defense took a hit in the 20th min when Defender Brion Kelly was substituted off for an injury. Arthur Bello Veiga, who came on for the injured Kelly, scored in the 29th min putting the Clovers up 1 nil on the road. Soda City failed to clear their lines and the Clovers took advantage with Veiga scoring at close range. The end of the first half would be eventful as Soda scored in the 45th min and the Clovers were reduced to 10 men after Veiga was issued a red card in stoppage time. 1-1 at the half. In the 55th min, Soda would find themselves up 2-1 after a Mitchell Robert goal. The Clovers would pull on back in the 67th from a spectacular free kick by Henry Bane. An effort that has been nominated for UPSL GOAL of the Week. Vote for Bane’s goal here. Unfortunately for the Clovers, Soda would put the game away with two more goals in the 74th and 81st min of play. Soda City’s win placed them firmly on top the standings with 12 points. The Clovers maintain second place with 9 points. The Clovers will be on the road again this Saturday in Concord, NC to take on 6th place Broncos UTD FC. Be sure to follow the Clovers on social media, like and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to join us on November 4th as the Clovers return home to Memorial Stadium to take on Sparta 20/20 FC. Tickets now available!
ABOUT SAVANNAH CLOVERS: DERIVED FROM FIRST CITY SUPPORTERS, SAVANNAH CLOVERS FOOTBALL CLUB WAS FOUNDED ON JUNE 23, 2016 AS AN AMATEUR SOCCER CLUB. OPERATING AS A NON-PROFIT, WE HOPE TO ENGAGE PLAYERS, FANS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY. IN SPRING OF 2018, THE SAVANNAH CLOVERS WILL COMPETE IN THE NEWLY FORMED UPSL SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE. FORMED IN 2011, THE UPSL IS A SANCTIONED 5TH DIVISION SOCCER LEAGUE. Click here for Savannah Clovers Season Tickets.
ABOUT THE UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 140-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards. UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).