New England Soccer Today

Reserves: Revs Edge Impact 2-1

Jeremiah White scored the game-winning goal for the Revolution reserves in their 2-1 over the Montreal reserves on Tuesday at Claude-Robillard Sports Complex.

White’s 51st minute goal followed strikes from New England’s Alec Purdie (1′) and Montreal’s Felipe (10′). The win is the Revolution’s first of the season (1-1-1, 4 points), while the Impact dropped their second of the season (2-2-1, 7 points).

The guests rushed to the board in the opening seconds when Purdie streaked toward Greg Sutton and slid it past him for his first goal in reserve league action.

Montreal responded nine minutes later with heavy pressure on the Revolution defense. From the edge of the goal line, Collen Warner sent it inside the area to Felipe, who deposited it into the New England net in the 10th minute.

The second half saw the Revolution take advantage of a defensive breakdown when White beat the back line then Sutton on the shot to reclaim the lead in the 51st minute.

First overall pick Andrew Wenger nearly leveled it at the hour when he punched a pass from Sinisa Ubiparipovic right on frame. But Shuttleworth saved the shot to preserve the win.

New England returns to reserve league action on Friday at 10pm against Columbus at Crew Stadium.

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