March 17, 2018
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Machias Boys Soccer 4 at Shead 5

By Benjamin Brigham, Special to the BDN

At Eastport, Mark Clossey scored the game-winning goal with 14:37 remaining as the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs in an Eastern Maine Class D prelim.

Shead (9-4) and Machias (3-10) entered halftime tied at 2-2 as John Cushing scored two goals for the Tigers and Logan Wood tallied two goals for the Bulldogs.

In the second half, Clossey scored on an assist from Cushing with 27:11 remaining in the game to give Shead the 3-2 lead. Justin Davis scored 10 minutes later for Machias to even the score at 3-3. Cushing scored his third goal of the match for the Tigers with 18:03 remaining. Following Clossey’s second goal of the match, Riley Gray scored for Machais with 6:48 remaining in the match.

Ryan Eylar made 10 saves on 14 shots for the Tigers, and James Mersereau made 11 saves on 20 shots for the Bulldogs.

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