The Hornets faced South Burlington last Wednesday and came away with a 2-1 win. They then traveled to Colchester on Saturday with hopes for their next victory.
A very fast-paced game ensued that had players hustling for the full 80-minute game. The intensity in speed was coupled with a sense of rivalry. This added some thrill to the game, but also yielded yellow cards for both Essex and Colchester for dangerous play and unsportsmanlike conduct.
With 10 minutes left in the game a yellow card forced Michael Chambers of Colchester to leave the field, which resulted in a free kick just outside the Laker’s penalty box for the Hornets. Essex’s Michael Croce drove the ball into the back of the net for the second Hornets’ goal.
As the seconds wound down the Essex win solidified. With a 5-1 record the Hornets’ took on Mount Mansfield at home on Tuesday and prepare to host South Burlington this Friday.