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Peach State Soccer Recap, June 8: Peachtree City wins in South Georgia

Tormenta FC and Peachtree City MOBA face-off against each other

Atlanta Silverbacks

In a battle between two of the top teams in the NPSL's South Atlantic Conference on Saturday night, the Myrtle Beach Mutiny came into Silverbacks Park and surprised their hosts with a 2-1 win. The Mutiny completed a 2-0 trip to the Peach State after a win over the Georgia Revolution last Thursday night.

The Mutiny opened the scoring on a corner kick just before halftime. The service deflected off a Silverbacks' defender into the goal past Ameth Kante. Pedro Polaz leveled the score in the second half to continue his strong form this season. After a hard foul, Gabriel Obatola confronted a Mutiny player and made contact with him. The referee showed Obatola the red card and Atlanta played a man down for the rest of the match.

Silverbacks captain Mitch Garcia attacks Myrtle Beach on June 4 at Silverbacks Park
David Williamson Photography

Myrtle Beach took advantage and scored a winner in the 84th minute. A cross from the left side was headed home by Aksel Juul. The win puts Myrtle Beach in the pole position in the South Atlantic Conference with ten points through five games.

NEXT vs. FC Carolina Discoveries on June 10 at Silverbacks Park at 7:30pm

Atlanta Silverbacks Women

The Silverbacks Women have not been in action since May 28's 1-0 win over the Nashville Wolves on the road. Currently, the Memphis Lobos are in first place in the Southeast Conference with a 3-0-0 record and nine points. Atlanta is 2-0-0 and in second place with six points.

NEXT vs. Gulf Coast Texans on June 10 at Silverbacks Park at 4:30pm

Georgia Revolution

The Revolution struggled in a 4-0 loss to conference leaders Myrtle Beach last Thursday at the RYSA SoccerPlex. Going down two goals in the first ten minutes made it an uphill climb for the rest of the night.

NEXT vs. Carolina Railhawks NPSL on June 10 at RYSA SoccerPlex at 7:00pm

Peachtree City MOBA

MOBA won their second game of the season in Statesboro last Friday night over the South Georgia Tormenta 1-0. After a late start due to weather delays, MOBA's goalkeeper Jeremy Booth made some big saves early to keep Tormenta off the board. Omar Jarun, who has become a forward for MOBA after playing as a center back for much of his career, was brought down in the box and earned a penalty kick. Ryan King's subsequent attempt was saved and the score remained stuck on zeros at halftime.

MOBA continued the pressure and were finally rewarded in the 68th minute:

Saloman Lorenzano's cross found its way to Jonny Evans. His left footed volley was slotted home by substitute Iain Smith.

A 2-4-0 start on the road is now followed by a seven game homestand for Peachtree City as they look to climb up the PDL's South Atlantic standings.

NEXT vs. Carolina Dynamo tonight at Starr's Mill High School at 7:00pm

South Georgia Tormenta

While the score was not what the Tormenta were hoping for against Peachtree City, they have to be pleased that they drew another large crowd for their inaugural season in the PDL.

Goalkeeper Anton Widen kept Tormenta in the game with a huge save on Ryan King's penalty kick attempt in the first half, and then also saved the rebound attempt.

Tormenta is still looking for its first win in franchise history after a 0-2-1 start.

NEXT vs. SC United Bantams on June 11 at Erk Russell Park at 7:00pm