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Peach State Soccer Recap, July 6: Silverbacks Host Playoff Games This Week

Both Silverbacks teams hosting playoff matches this week

Silverbacks Women celebrate another victory in 2016
Dave Williamson Photography
Atlanta Silverbacks

Avery Shepard scored in the second half to bring the Silverbacks a 1-1 draw on the road against the FC Carolinas Discoveries. After the match, the Silverbacks announced that they would be hosting the Conference semifinal against the Carolina Railhawks NPSL squad.

The kickoff time did not go over well with the team’s vocal supporters on Twitter, with blame being thrown at the management of Atlanta Silverbacks Park and prioritizing their recreational 7v7 leagues over the NPSL team.

Last night, the club announced that the game had been moved to Georgia Gwinnett College for a 7:00pm kickoff.

If they win, they will advance to face the winner of Thursday’s Myrtle Beach vs. Tobacco Road match on Sunday, July 9. The Silverbacks would host if Tobacco Road can pull off the upset.

Atlanta Silverbacks Women

The Silverbacks Women won their final two regular season games to finish undefeated in their first WPSL season. On June 30, Atlanta traveled to Chattanooga to defeat Chattanooga FC 3-1. They followed that up with a 2-0 win at home over the Knoxville Force on July 2.

Winning the WPSL Southeast earned the Silverbacks Women the right to host the conference playoffs. They will do so starting July 9 at Georgia Gwinnett College:

Georgia Revolution

2016 was a tough season for the Georgia Revolution, but they finished on a high note. The team went to South Carolina on July 2 and earned a draw with the Conference champion Myrtle Beach Mutiny. Carlos Mendoza was the goalscorer for the Revolution.

Peachtree City MOBA

MOBA had a loss and a draw last week at their home stadium at Starr’s Mill High School.

Last Wednesday, the SC United Bantams came to Peachtree City and left with a 2-1 win. Taku Mashingaidze leveled the score in the 37th minute, but the Bantams’ Leandro Browne scored the winning goal in the 76th minute.

On Saturday, Casey Shultis put MOBA into the lead early in the first half against the Mississippi Brilla. Newton Henry equalized for Brilla right before halftime, and neither team could find a winner in the second half.

South Georgia Tormenta

Tormenta won their first match last week, defeating the West Virginia Chaos on the road on June 30. South Georgia goalscorers were Jad Arslan, Sam Lofts, and Nikolai Hammer.

The Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors ended Tormenta’s five game winning streak on July 2 with a 2-1 result. James Brighton scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute in the losing effort.