It was a battle of unbeaten Dragons’ teams on Monday night, but the home standing Park View High School boys team came out on top after dispatching Appomattox Regional Governor’s School 2-1 in a Tri-Rivers District match at Bunny’s Field.
The victory improved Park View to 7-0 on the season, while ARGS fell to 7-1.
The first half was a defensive battle, even though both teams had several good looks on goal, but neither could convert and the game went to the halftime break scoreless.
Park View ramped up its offensive attack right out of the gate in the second half as Elias Fadool had a good look at a shot on goal following a corner kick, but the ball hit the top cross bar.
Aris Allen had two chances at a header for a score a few minutes later but could not covert, but the Dragons kept attacking.
Chance Melton scored on a breakaway ten minutes into the second half to give Park View a 1-0 lead, and he added a second goal a few minutes later for a 2-0 lead.
The defense did the rest as Park View held on for the 2-1 win to take over sole possession of the top spot in the district standings.
“Our performance on the field was not up to par during the first half of the game,” said Park View coach Trudy Gentry. “We did not attack the ball like we usually do and we did not make good passes. We did not practice any during the spring break this past week and it really showed on the field, but we played much better during the second half, making better passes and playing with more intensity.”