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Win Moves Bulldogs Into 2nd Place In Packerland
Issue Date: October 3, 2019
Off a hattrick by John Conn, the Peshtigo Bulldogs defeated Algoma 4-2 on Monday night.
Algoma struck first, scoring six minutes into the game. A minute later, however, Conn got Peshtigo back on level terms with a free kick. With 11:41 to go in the half, he scored his second.
In the second half, Peshtigo coach Joe Denny said his team started stringing together better passes, including some through balls as opposed to long balls down the middle. That helped the Bulldogs put things away.
Cade Tackmier struck early to give Peshtigo a 3-1 lead before Conn got his third off a deflection with 35 minutes to go to seal the win.
"I thought we worked well as a team," Denny said. "It's always great to watch this team pass together, because when they pass and they connect, we're a force to be reckoned with."
Of course, having one player on target as much as Conn certainly helps.
"He's just one of those players that seems to never give up," Denny said. "He's got very good skills, very good footwork and he knows how to beat a defender. We moved him up to the forward position and he's just an asset. He's an asset even in the midfield but he adds a different dimension to our attack. He had a marker on him half the night, they were double-teaming him half the night and he comes out with three goals being double-teamed all night long, I give my hat off to him. He did awesome."
Peshtigo Earns Draw With Gibraltar on the Road
The Peshtigo Bulldogs came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a draw against Gibraltar on the soccer pitch Thursday.
Gibraltar led 1-0 at the halftime break and added one in the second before Peshtigo found its offense to earn the draw.
Nathan Jimenez scored the first off a corner kick and John Conn headed a loose ball over the Gibraltar goalkeeper to knot the game up at two, where it would finish.
Peshtigo goalkeeper Breyden Demmith had a busy night in the net for Peshtigo but held the game within reach for his teammates.