Savannah, Ga - The Savannah Clovers overcame an early 0-2 deficit to defeat Sparta 20/20 FC for the second time this season with a 4-3 win on Sunday. Sparta 20/20 jumped out to an early lead within the first 10 minutes of play, both goals coming from the run of play. The first half wouldn't end without a brace from number 19, Jay DeAlmedia. Sparta 20/20 couldn't clear their lines on a corner kick, and DeAlmedia took advantage by slotting the ball just inside the post. DeAlmedia would again find the back of the net in the 42nd minute. The second half would be eventful for both sides. Kike Carcamo proved to be a thorn in the side of Sparta 20/20 in the second half. The Clovers went up 3-2 on a Carcamo goal in the 57th min. In the 71st minute, Carcamo would draw a Red Card on the last Sparta defender after being taken down just outside the box. The Clovers would quickly capitalize on 10 men Sparta 20/20 in the 74th min. Oscar Pen assisted on Miguel Lopez's 4th goal of the season. Sparta 20/20 would make it interesting late in the 88th minute, scoring on a play from a throw in. The Clovers would hold on to win 4-3 at home and stay in 3rd place in the UPSL Southeast Conference. May 12th will bring another chapter of the Colonial Derby as the Savannah Clovers travel to Charleston to take on rivals Lowcountry United. Be sure to keep up with the Clovers on all social media to learn details about the big match up!
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).