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Flash Get Plenty of Chances in Loss to Marple Newtown

Sept. 14, 2019 -- It's just a matter of time until the Flash start converting more of their offensive chances. And when they find their scoring touch, they'll be tough to beat. Against Marple Newtown, however, their offense continued to be stymied in a 3-1 loss.

Marple Newtown scored the only goal of the first half just 40 seconds into the game. Unfortunately, the Flash were the victims of some curious non-calls. It appeared as though the Flash should have been awarded two penalty shots in the first half following a handball in the box and then an illegal pickup by the goalie. Those plays could have swung the momentum and made a difference in the game.

But the Flash persevered and picked up their attack after halftime. In the 31st minute, Will started a play from the defensive end, moving the ball up to Kenny, who passed to Tyler. Tyler made a nice shot off the outside of his foot to get the ball past the goalie to even the score 1-1.

The Flash continued to get scoring opportunities but couldn't get another goal. Kenny and Vance both had a pretty crosses, and the goalie made a great save on another shot by Tyler. Colin hit a shot from the 18 that was tipped by the goalie, and Tyler nearly put in the rebound. Avinash made a good save in goal to keep the Flash within striking distance.

After the Flash controlled play at the beginning of the second half, Marple Newtown turned a long punt by their goalie into a score to take a 2-1 lead. They added their final goal a few minutes later to close out the win.

The Flash will look to get their first Central League win of the season Sept. 21 at home against Haverford.

Tim O'Donnell contributed to this article.

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