South Georgia downed North Carolina 3-2 in a high-scoring affair | Image Credit: North Carolina FC
CARY, N.C. – South Georgia Tormenta FC (3-1-2, 1st) vaulted to the top of the table following a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over North Carolina FC (2-3-1, 8th) in Cary on Saturday evening. Despite the win, Tormenta FC's streak of four-straight clean sheets in league play – tied for the second longest in league history – comes to the end.
The high-scoring affair opened up with Garrett McLaughlin positioning himself atop the Golden Boot standings with a clean finish into the bottom of the net following a good service from Oalex Anderson in the 10th minute. Tormenta FC changed the momentum in a hurry, as the visitors scored twice in the span of 10 minutes thanks to Kazaiah Sterling's first league goal in the 31st minute and Barry Sharifi's second professional goal in the 41st. In the second half, Oalex Anderson nearly confirmed the victory for the home side with a goal in the 59th minute but a missed penalty less than ten minutes later. The deciding goal came from Arthur Bosua in the 83rd minute as the South African attacker jumped on a poor pass and tapped the ball into an empty net.
USLLeagueOne.com Player of the Match
Adrian Billhardt (TRM) – Billhardt assisted Barry Sharifi's goal in the 41st minute and contributed to Tormenta FC's victory with 92% passing accuracy and five recoveries.
NC – McLaughlin (Anderson) 10'
TRM – Sterling 31'
TRM – Sharifi (Billhardt) 41'
NC – Anderson (Somersall) 59'
TRM – Bosua 83'