Forbush Falcons Head Coach Seth Davis said Monday that Wednesday night’s match against West Forsyth was going to be tight, and he was exactly right.
In a back and forth battle that ended in a 0-0 draw, there was some exciting action on both sides of the ball. It was a fast-paced game all 80 minutes, but in the end, both teams came only inches away from breaking through but couldn’t. The Falcons (8-1-2) were solid in the second half, with seniors Schuyler Eldridge and Ryan Miller both having good shots at net in a five-minute span. Davis said West Forsyth’s level of play brought up Forbush’s just as well.
“The level of play was much higher for both teams, the speed of play was much higher tonight because both teams wanted to do the same thing,” Davis said. “That’s a bonus, that’s the best we’ve played.”
The 4A team out of Clemmons had some great chances of its own, but keeper Enrique Rosales was there to save it. As fatigue started to set in during the second half, Eldridge and Miller both had multiple shots that either nearly went in, or could have had a chance for a rebound shot if one of the Falcons players was in the right place at the right time.
“I think the guys getting tired opened things up for both teams. Both teams had their niche and we just went at each other… Great game, good team we played against. I wish they were all that fun,” Davis said.
Midway through the second half, captain Ryan Miller was issued a yellow card following a foul, but once he came back onto the field he had an immediate impact. Offensively, Miller, Eldridge and the rest of the team created plays out of constant hustle and staying in position.
“There was a lot of stagnant play in our previous games where we were watching our teammates play instead of getting in position to help. Tonight, those guys being our senior captains really stepped up. When you’re moving when you have energy, things tend to fall at your feet a little bit more,” Davis said.
The Falcons didn’t get much rest either, as on Thursday night, they traveled to Walkertown for another non-conference matchup in the first of the final three games before conference play begins.
Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.