Photo and article from Laieke Abebe
After not being able to finish chances in its season opener, C.B. Aycock found its footing in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
Playing their second game in as many days, the Golden Falcons netted four goals in the first half of their 5-0 home win over North Lenoir. This comes a day after knocking off county rival Goldsboro, 1-0 on Tuesday.
“We made a lot of progress from (Tuesday) to today,” C.B. Aycock head coach Dominick Albano said. “Once we scored the first one, that got us going. We’re still looking for a go-to scorer, but we finished our chances tonight and that’s what matters.”
The Golden Falcons had four big scoring chances in the first nine minutes of play, but they couldn’t convert early. However, the home team struck first in the ninth minute when Connor Piwowarski got a rebound off the post and fired a shot past the goalkeeper.
Then, Adam Cook hit a perfect corner kick that found the head of Austin Sawkiw to double the Golden Falcons advantage. The junior midfielder scored the lone goal in the Golden Falcon’s season-opening win.
16 seconds later, Peyton Blalock dribbled past a few defenders and hit a strike into the bottom corner to make it three goals in the span of two minutes. Later in the opening half, Sawkiw got on the end of a great cross from Johnny Miramon-Antonio.
Axl Perry scored the only goal of the second half with 20 minutes to go in the contest. In addition, goalkeeper Braylan McCoy made four saves giving him a second straight clean sheet to start the season.
“We have an all-senior backline, so we’re going to be sound defensively,” Albano added. “Right now, we’re trying to make progress and improve every game. If we can finish chances and be more creative in the midfield, we’ll win games.”
The Golden Falcons will travel to face Goldsboro in a rematch next Tuesday.