Charlottesville, Va - A short handed Savannah Clovers fell to C-Ville FC 5-2 on Saturday in Week 2 of UPSL Southeast Conference play. An eventful first half saw goals by both clubs and a player injury. C-Ville FC got on the board early with a Goal by Robert Palmer in the 5th min. of play, scoring the very first ever goal for the club. Play stopped in the 20th min after Clovers Defender Diego Munafo suffered a head injury after attempting to clear a C-Ville corner kick. Henry Bane's first half performance was capped off by scoring on a direct free kick in the 40th min, bringing his goal total to 4 on the season. The free kick opportunity was created after Junior Baez was fouled just outside the 18 yard box. The first half would end 2-1 in C-Ville favor. Forward Timo Mesa's 50th min chance would have brought the Clovers level on goals but was saved by C-Ville GK Jordan Smtih.
A six minute flurry of goals by the Charlottesville club would prove to be too high a mountain to climb for the Clovers. C-Ville FC pushed the scoreline up to 5-1 before Defender Ricardo Olvera scored an own goal on a botched clearance. The match would end 5-2 in the home side's favor. The Clovers will be back on the field, this time at home as they host rivals Lowcountry United in the 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Soccer Showcase on March 18th.
ABOUT SAVANNAH CLOVERS: DERIVED FROM FIRST CITY SUPPORTERS, SAVANNAH CLOVERS FOOTBALL CLUB WAS FOUNDD 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).