Sept. 28, 2019 -- Coming off a win last week against Haverford, the Flash kept the good times rolling with a 4-0 victory at Southern Chester County. As predicted in this space two weeks ago, the Flash are beginning to find their scoring touch, with four different players tickling the twine in this game.
Playing on a multi-use field that also serves as a cow pasture and rock garden during the week, the Flash jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half. Aidan set the tone in goal, making a good stop on an early breakaway. That save energized the Charge, who scored minutes later when Avinash got a head on a throw-in by Southern Chester County. He directed the ball to Tyler, who drove to the net and unselfishly passed across to Reese for the goal. Reese returned the favor just two minutes later. After Colin stopped a clearing attempt by Southern Chester County, he passed the ball up to Reese. Reese found Tyler open in the middle to give the Flash a 2-0 advantage. Some confusion over substitutions led to the Flash's next goal, as Owen gathered the ball at the top of the box off a throw-in and chipped the ball over the keeper's head.
The Flash tacked on another goal in the second half, when they were awarded a penalty kick following a hand ball in the box. Aidan took the kick and made no mistake, booting it into the upper left corner of the net. The Flash attack continued throughout the half, with Avinh making several good passes to Kenny for scoring chances. Kenny and Colin also executed a nice give-and-go that required a good save by the keeper.
Peyton preserved the clean sheet for the Flash, who have not allowed an opponent to score in the last 134 minutes of play.
The Flash had to play through injuries in this one. Ezana twisted his knee in the first minute of play and had to leave the game. Jackson took a push in the second half and came out with a bloody elbow after tumbling on the rocky playing surface. Thankfully, both players were able to return.
The Flash (2-2 Central League) are home against the Rose Tree Thunder Oct. 5.
Tim O'Donnell contributed to this article.