From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Legion FC won a home victory over North Carolina FC Saturday, July 13.
In a 1-0 game, Brian Wright scored the only goal of the night in the 79’ minute, getting the Man of the Match honors.
“Definitely it was a good team performance,” said Wright. “We had a good week of training. I think everyone’s bought into the tactics, everything that we had talked about and the little details. It showed what we’ve been talking about the past few weeks about putting in a good 90-minute performance. I thought we definitely did that. Unfortunately, Chandler went down early, and hopefully, he has a speedy recovery. But it was definitely a good team performance.”
The Legion kept strong all match coming out on fire in the first half and controlling the second half with the home side.
Head Coach Tommy Soehn was pleased with the effort. He has been working to get the team to hit the ground running and never let up.
“I credit the guys today,” said Soehn. “We put a lot of work in during the break into kind of redefining who we are game-plan-wise, and 90 minutes of effort, it was all good. They pulled it off; they did a really good job. I felt like we created enough to go up even more, but most importantly is we’ve been trying to shut things down defensively, and I thought they (the defense) did a really good job of that today.”