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Canton explodes for three goals in 10 minutes to pull away from Coventry

Canton’s leading scorer Jackson Miner (24) had two goals in Canton’s 4-2 win over Coventry on Monday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

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’s Peter Fuller (18) had two goals and two assists in Monday’s 4-2 victory over Coventry. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

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’s Chayce Lucca (13) stays in control in Monday’s NCCC victory over Coventry. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton 4, Coventry 2
At Coventry
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

NCCC boys soccer standings
Team Record
Granby 7-0
Ellington 7-0
Somers 5-1
Bolton 3-1
Rockville 4-2
Suffield 4-3
Canton 4-3
Windsor Locks 4-3
SMSA 3-4
East Windsor 2-3
Coventry 2-5
Hartford Classical 1-3
East Granby 0-5
Stafford 0-6


Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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