Greenup rallies by Flyers

Published 2:31 am Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jim Walker


LLOYD, Ky. — The ups and downs of Thursday’s game ended in the wrong direction.

The St. Joseph Flyers were in a see-saw game before losing to the Greenup County Musketeers 5-4 in boys’ soccer.

“It was just a frustrating game. It’s tough when you take the lead twice and end up in the loss column,” said Flyers’ coach Mike Arrington.

“Greenup was hungrier than we were. They came up with more of the 50/50 balls and we didn’t bring our ‘A’ game. We got complacent when we jumped ahead and we paid for it. I hope the guys learned from it.”

The Flyers took an early 2-0 lead at the 22-minute mark on a pair of goals by Joseph Payton. Trey Young and Shannon Litton had assists.

Greenup rallied with three goals before the half to take the lead.

Payton punched in two more goals in the second half — one on an assist from Jacob Clark and the other resulted from a loose ball in the penalty box.

Payton has scored four goals in two straight games.

“Again, Joseph Payton had an outstanding game. He’s fast and such a threat when he goes one-on-one with a (goal) keeper,” said Arrington.

However, Greenup rallied with a pair of corner kicks to get the win.

Flyers’ goalkeeper Joey Bush had eight saves.

St. Joseph played at Lincoln County, W.Va., on Tuesday.