Post-Match Report: Lees Summit Athletic vs. Southside FC

Southside FC completes the double over Lees Summit.


In a highly anticipated match on Saturday, June 1st, Southside FC traveled to face Lees Summit Athletic, looking to complete the double over their neighbors. The match promised excitement and did not disappoint, with Southside FC emerging victorious in a thrilling encounter.

First Half:

As expected, Southside FC came out strong right from kickoff. Within the first 10 minutes, Marshall opened the scoring with a well-placed goal, assisted by Cumplido. The momentum continued in Southside's favor as they earned a free kick just outside the 18-yard box a few minutes later. Marshall's initial strike hit the crossbar, but Trey was quick to react, scoring on the rebound to give Southside a 2-0 lead.

Lees Summit Athletic, however, did not back down. They capitalized on a defensive error to pull one back before halftime, making it 2-1. Despite the goal, Southside's goalkeeper, Ryan Neil, made several fantastic saves to keep the opposition at bay and maintain the lead. As the first half progressed, Southside began to regain dominance, setting the stage for an exciting second half.

Second Half:

Southside FC continued their aggressive play at the start of the second half. Their persistence paid off when Elijah Harding scored a quality goal following a well-executed give-and-go with Aidan Neill, extending the lead to 3-1.

Lees Summit Athletic, showing great resilience, managed to claw their way back into the game, scoring twice to level the match at 3-3. Regardless of the setback, Southside remained composed and determined to secure the win.

In the final 15 minutes, Berman found the back of the net, securing his brace and what proved to be the game-winning goal. Ryan Neil's outstanding performance in goal, highlighted by several crucial saves and his command of the box, ensured Southside held onto their lead. His heroics earned him the Man of the Match award.

With this 4-3 victory, Southside FC completed the double over Lees Summit Athletic, making this derby win one to remember. The team’s resilience, skill, and determination were on full display, marking an important and memorable triumph.

Final Score: Lees Summit Athletic 3 - 4 Southside FC

Southside FC will look to build on this momentum as they continue their campaign, with their eyes set firmly on the top of the table being one point off, with a game in hand

Catch us in action for our next match at home on June 14that 6pm vs Woodland FC!