action:article | category:SPORTS | adString:SPORTS | zoneID:40

Home » Sports

October 12. 2012 11:09PM

Londonderry back to winning ways


Kenny Desmaris for Londonderry looks at the ball after heading it past Tyler Schoppe of Timberlane on Friday in Londonderry. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

Rob Hart for Londonderry, who also scored in the first half, looks for an open player as he controls the ball against Austin Marshall of Timberlane, on Friday, in Londonderry. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

Tom Beedham, for Londonderry and Jeffrey Edgecomb, for Timberlane, have to stop quick to get back to control the ball, on Friday, in Londonderry. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
LONDONDERRY — Forced to endure a weeklong layoff following its lone loss of the season, Londonderry wasted little time asserting its dominance in Friday afternoon's 3-0 win over Timberlane of Plaistow.

Every starter, save keeper Bobby Krause, who saved one shot to preserve the Lancers' sixth shutout, touched the ball at least once during the home team's first two possessions. Both extended extravaganzas, generating great shots.

Londonderry (12-1) generated five shots on goal and two corner kicks before the game clock recorded six minutes played.

“Oh my, Londonderry is a very good team. They possess the ball real well,” said Timberlane coach Mitch Mencis while watching his team attempt to survive the opening minutes of play.

The Owls (9-4-3), who entered the game winning four of their last five, and pursuing a home tournament game for the first time since 2006, were outshot 18-1 in the first half.

Timberlane finishes the regular season next Wednesday against undefeated Bedford, the team that upended Londonderry 1-0 last Friday night.

“Our ball possession was absurd,” said Dylan Holland. The Lancers central midfielder served as the hub of the relentless attack, receiving passes with his back to the goal and slicing passes to open players.

Rob Hart booted two shots off the crossbar before netting the first goal of the game at 36:54. Cory Baum and Austin Lockwood also caromed shots off the goal's metal frame.

“We wanted to start strong. We'd been waiting a while to get back in action and knew a quick start today would help because (Timberlane) has a good goalie. We generated so many opportunities. We really dominated the field, especially in the first half,” said Londonderry co-captain Anthony Ferrara.

Baum and Ken Desmarais were magnets for any free ball in the midfield. Londonderry moved the ball back and forth around the goal patiently looking for a good shot, generating 28 overall.

Owls keeper Tom Sullivan made 13 saves and stormed out of the net and swallowed up seven chances before Londonderry could generate a shot. Fellow defenders Alec Withee and Benjamin Enos made daring tackles in the shadow of the goal. Matthew D'Arcangelo stifled a couple of potentially lethal Hart breakaway bids.

Desmarais took advantage of a defensive miscue, making it 2-0 at 47:45 before Lockwood tallied his first goal of the season in the 77th minute, thanks to a smart feed from freshman Nate Gaw.

Sullivan nearly had an assist from his keeper position in the 70th minute. The senior dropkicked an 85-yard boot to the foot of Matthew Plante, who took a touch and shot the ball into Krause's stomach, rushing out of the net to eliminate an open look at goal.

eemmerling@unionleader.com

 NH Sports Angle ╗ more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Former All-Star Red Sox shortstop Rico Petrocelli: ôblessedö to have grown up in Brooklyn, now lives in Nashua

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk, right, tangles with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask in the first period of Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals hockey playoff series in this 2013 file photo.

NH-based insurer sues NHL to limit its defense in players concussion lawsuits

A's claim former Fisher Cat Marcus Walden

Mariano Rivera's son to pitch for NH squad

Kevin Davis, CEO and president of Bauer Performance Sports, displays Bauer Hockey's latest innovation in hockey skates — the Vapor APX 2 with easily changeable skate blades in this 2013 file photo.

Exeter-based Bauer continues to expand beyond hockey with $330M purchase of baseball firm Easton-Bell

Hollis-Brookline head football coach resigns unexpectedly

New owners for Waukewan Golf Club

Matches announced for USA v. Cuba clash at Rockingham Park this weekend

Boston Marathon victim Jeff Baumann throws out the first pitch prior to the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park last year.

Service's creed on display in support of airman affected by Boston bombing

40-year-old Manchester mechanical engineer wins MMA decision

New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

USA Knockouts Tamed in Cuba

U.S., Cuba boxers clash in Havana, U.S. bouts set for Rockingham Park in Salem

Lee USA Speedway opens season April 13

Newmarket woman plans world-record cross-country run for charity

CHIP KELLY

Is Chip Kelly racist?

World Series of Boxing event moved to Rockingham Park - USA vs. Cuba

Manchester man in top 30 candidates for Padres public address announcer

NH man helps MLB players deal with stresses on, off the field

Review of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook

New Hampshire Motor Speedway may run Sprint Cup race in 2015 under the lights

How Boston lost the Patriots and 'New England' grabbed the NFL's 'Gold Standard'

Twin State Speedway gets new manager

Yale promotes former UNH coach to offensive coordinator

Bulldogs sign UNH's Nick Sorkin

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

   ╗ SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

   ╗ ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!