Broncos drop second straight, losing 2-0

Friday night at Guyer, the Broncos dropped their second straight, losing 2-0 to the rival Wildcats. Denton is now fourth in District 11-4A at 3-3-1.

The first half was largely a slow one, with both goalkeepers only needing to make three saves. Guyer was on the Denton side of the field for the majority of the half, converting for a goal in the 35th minute, getting past senior goalie Jonathan Penny. Penny would finish the game with five saves.

The ball would almost entirely be on the Denton end of the field during the second half as well. The Wildcats would score eleven minutes into the second half on a penalty kick. That would be the end of the scoring on the night. The Guyer keeper did not have to record a single save in the second half.

“Well we created one really good chance, and their goalkeeper made a fantastic save in the first,” head coach Scott Heffley said. “We got outplayed tonight for sure. They possessed the ball much better than us, and consequently they created a lot of scoring opportunities. For the most part, we were under pressure the entire night.”

The previous meeting between the two teams, played at Denton, resulted in a 2-1 Bronco victory to begin district play. The Broncos are 3-0-1 at home, with a road record of 0-3-0.

“It’s difficult to come and play here at Guyer,” Heffley said. “You’ve got to give them a lot of credit, the way they came out. They put a lot of pressure on us from the very start. They were a great team, and we knew that. At our place, we had success because we played with a lot more composure than we did tonight, and we possessed the ball. Tonight, it was as if we were in a big hurry. So consequently we gave up the ball a lot. That played into their hands.”

The Broncos’ next game is at Birdville, the District 11-4A champions in 2012. The Hawks are coming off a 2-1 victory over Argyle, improving to 4-1-2 in district play.

“Moving forward, we just have to play with more composure, more discipline, and I think we’ll have a lot more success,” Heffley said.