CANTON, October 1 – Jackson Miner scored two goals in less than two minutes and the Canton High boys soccer team scored three goals in a 10-minute span to beat Coventry, 4-2 in a North Central Connecticut Conference game Monday on the turf field in Canton.
It was the third win in the last four games for the Warriors, who improved to 4-3 on the year.
Coventry (2-5) took a 1-0 lead with just 7:58 gone in the game on a goal from Colby Dubois.
But Canton tied up the game on the first goal of the season from Peter Fuller off an assist from Miner with a nice crossing pass in front of the goal with 23:44 left in the first half.
Miner, who has a team-leading eight goals on the season, gave the Warriors the lead six minutes later scoring off an assist from Fuller.
Canton took a 3-1 lead on a second goal from Miner with 14:15 left in the first half. The visiting Patriots cut the lead to one goal when Tyler Dickey scored on a penalty kick with 5:31 left in the first half.
Fuller gave the Warriors some breathing room with his second goal for a 4-2 lead with 32:45 left in the game.
It was the second win of the season over the Patriots for Canton. The Warriors beat Coventry, 2-1 on the opening day of the season on September 11.
The Warriors return to action on Wednesday when they host Hartford’s Sport Medicine Science Academy at 4:15 p.m. at the turf field. Canton hosts Ellington on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the second game of the annual boys and girls soccer doubleheader under the lights.
The Canton girls soccer team will host Ellington at 5 p.m. with a ceremony celebrating the new lights around the turf field at 6:30 p.m.
Canton 4, Coventry 2
Canton (4-3) 3 1 — 4
Coventry (2-5) 2 0 — 2
Goals: Jackson Miner (Canton) 2, Peter Fuller (Canton) 2, Colby Dubois (Coventry), Tyler Dickey (Coventry); Assists: Miner 2, Fuller 2; Saves: Evan Moore (Canton) 2, Ryan Hayes (Coventry) 8; Shots: Canton, 9-2; Corner kicks: Canton, 3-0
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