The Silverbacks finished up a successful road trip last night in Cary, NC with a win over the Carolina Railhawks NPSL squad. Pedro Polaz's 2nd minute goal was the difference in the 1-0 victory. The win puts the Silverbacks at the top of the South Atlantic Conference with seven points on the season.
On Sunday night, Atlanta drew 1-1 in Durham against Tobacco Road FC. The Silverbacks took the lead in first half stoppage time on a Gabriel Obatola goal. They surrendered a penalty in stoppage time that was converted by Tobacco Road's Ronnie Bouemboue.
GOALLLLLL TRFC! 1-1 after 90 minutes. PK scored by #24 Ronnie Bouemboue pic.twitter.com/llI0rzpvN6— Tobacco Road FC (@TobaccoRoadFC) May 23, 2016
NEXT: Home vs. Myrtle Beach Mutiny on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm
Atlanta Silverbacks Women
In their Women's Premier Soccer League debut, the Silverbacks Women won 4-0 over Chattanooga FC with a dominant second half performance. After a scoreless first half, Bria Washington from the University of Georgia scored in the 47th minute to give Atlanta a lead that it would not relinquish. Brooke Hendrix of Southern Miss doubled the lead in the 66th minute with a strike from 25 yards out. Washington scored her second in the 72nd minute, and Hendrix added a second of her own in the 86th.
NEXT: Away vs. FC Nashville Wolves on Saturday, May 28 at 4:00pm
The Revolution split their two games on their North Carolina road trip last week. A disappointing 4-0 loss at WakeMed Soccer Complex against the Carolina Railhawks NPSL squad last Thursday started the trip.
They rebounded with a solid bounce back win the next night in Durham over Tobacco Road FC. Ibrahima Faye scored in the first half, Adam McCabe scored in the second half in a 2-1 win.
Sam Mountstephens joined the team from Walsh University. He is a 23 year old midfielder from England.
NEXT: Home vs. FC Carolina Discoveries tonight at 7:00pm. Preview here. Away vs. Birmingham Hammers in I-20 Cup on Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm.
Peachtree City MOBA
MOBA traveled up I-20 to Columbia, SC last night for their first match with the SC United Bantams.
The Bantams took an early lead, but Bilal Nakhil equalized for Peachtree City in the 41st minute. The Bantams answered back quickly, scoring off a corner kick in the 43rd minute.
The Bantams stretched their lead to 3-1 in the 69th minute, but substitute Ryan King answered back for MOBA in the 79th minute. Nakhil assisted on the goal. A furious finish saw the Bantams hold on for the 3-2 win.
NEXT: Away vs. Southern West Virginia King's Warriors on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm. Away vs. Charlotte Eagles on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00pm.
South Georgia Tormenta FC
While the result was not what the Tormenta hoped for, the club had to be pleased with drawing 3105 fans to Erk Russell Field in Statesboro for their home debut. The Carolina Dynamo won the match 3-0.
With this week off, the Tormenta will have time to regroup and fix the mistakes on the field. They will also have time to see if they can grow their fanbase even further. While Detroit City's 7000+ crowd drew the headlines last weekend in the 4th Division, Tormenta FC drawing over 3000 fans in Statesboro has to be seen as an immense accomplishment.
NEXT: Home vs. Peachtree City MOBA on Friday, June 3 at 7:30pm