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Tormenta FC’s Morell Earns Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week

By Staff, 06/20/19, 2:00PM EDT


Individual effort that iced victory against Orlando earned top spot in weekly poll

TAMPA, Fla. – South Georgia Tormenta FC forward Alex Morrell has claimed the USL League One Fan’s Choice Goal of the Week for Week 12 of the league’s inaugural season as the experienced forward’s individual finish against Orlando City B last Saturday night took top spot in the weekly online poll.

The first goalscorer in League One history, Morrell notched his third goal of the season late on in South Georgia’s victory against the Lions. The 25-year-old backed down his defender in a one-on-one break and then used a sharp turn of pace to create space in the right side of the penalty area for a near-post finish that put away the victory for the hosts at Erk Russell Park.

Morrell’s goal earned 47 percent of the poll conducted online at that concluded on Thursday lunchtime. Forward Madison FC’s Paulo Jr. finished second on 36 percent for the opening goal in Madison’s 2-1 win against FC Tucson that arrived after just 45 seconds, while Chattanooga Red Wolves SC’s Sito Seoane finished third on 17 percent for his tight-angle finish to the bottom-left corner of the net that ensured his side’s victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers.

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