Match Review: Savannah Clovers v San Lee FC

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Savannah, Ga - The Clovers moved onto 9 points on the season after a 3-2 win at home over San Lee FC. Chris Kruger made his Clovers debut in styles, notching a goal and assist in the first half. Timo Mesa got things going in the 6th min of play. A ball played out the back by Erick Salaises found Kruger flying up the wing towards goal. Kruger kept his head up and was able find Mesa in the box for the first goal of the match. In the 28th min, Kruger would again find himself getting on the end of a long ball. This time, beating his man and slotting the ball to the far post past the San Lee Keeper. 2 nil, Clovers. The moment of the match came in the 66th min of play. The Clovers counter attack was capped off by a stunner of a goal by Arthur Bello Veiga, a goal that garnered a UPSL GOAL of the Week nomination. San Lee’s corner opportunity was broken up which led to a 3 on 1 counter. Veiga volleyed home a banger from outside the box, giving the San Lee Keeper no chance. San Lee would fight back and keep up the pressure on the Clovers, scoring in the 81st min. The pressure from San Lee would continue and made it that much more interesting in the 90th min. Sergio Romero-Vivas’ individual effort flashed into the upper 90 of the goal, beating J.W. May. The match would end with the Clovers taking all three points ahead of a pivotal top of the table clash with Soda City FC this Saturday. The Clovers will return home to Memorial Stadium on November 4th as we #DefendMemorial against Sparta 20/20 FC. Tix 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).

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