On Thursday night, which was a beautiful summer evening after a few rain showers cleared, the Myrtle Beach Mutiny came down to Conyers to take on Georgia Revolution. In a one-sided affair, Mutiny won 4-0 and staked their intention to win the South Atlantic Conference.
How it happened
The Mutiny did not waste any time getting themselves on the score sheet. In just the second minute, Lewis Osbourn beat a Revolution defender and centered the ball across the face of goal to find Askell Juel, who found the back of the net to open the Mutiny's account on the night.
The Mutiny dominated the game from that point on and doubled their lead only eight minutes later in a very similar fashion. Osbourn crossed again from the right side, this time, to find Jon Ander, who finished past Revolution keeper, Bjorn Kammholz.
A new center back pairing caused many problems along the Revolution back line. In the 27th minute, a Revs center back tried to head a bouncing ball back to Kammholz but missed allowing a Mutiny striker to have a chance, but his attempt sailed just over the bar. In the 31st minute the Mutiny had a free kick which the Revolution struggled to clear, but when a Mutiny player shot toward goal, Johnathan Guy was there to clear the ball off the line.
In the 40th minute, the Mutiny were awarded a penalty after a Georgia Revolution center back gave the ball away to a Mutiny player who was then fouled inside the box. In arguably the lone bright moment of the game for the Revolution, Kammholz saved the penalty kick to keep the score 2-0 heading into the half.
Georgia Revolution were unable to sort things out in the second half; the Mutiny extended their lead in the 54th minute. Jon Ander scored his second of the game when he unleashed a laser beam of a volley off his left foot from around 25 yards out. His stellar attempt easily beat Kammholz and made the score 3-0. With just minutes remaining, the Mutiny completed the route and scored off a corner to make the score 4-0.
Thursday night was one of the most disappointing performances of the season from the Georgia Revolution. Myrtle Beach are a good side but I hoped the Revolution could keep it closer. The Revolution need to sort out their defensive problems as soon as possible as it is their weakest link. Additionally, the Revolution have some promising individual talent but struggle to put together solid performances as a team.
Georgia Revolution host Carolina RailHawks NPSL next Friday and they will look to get some positive results before the season's conclusion.