WG girls advance in AA playoffs; boys ousted

Fumano's pair of goals set up semifinal against Liverpool

Though Nottingham gradually assumed control of the game’s flow, the Wildcats kept that lead for much of the first half. Things turned, though, after Bulldogs goalie Bior Ajok made a diving, point-blank kick save on Sutherland in the 35th minute.

Instead of a two-goal lead, WG found itself tied when, a few minutes later, it fouled Almedin Bektic inside the 18-yard box. Bektic, who had a three-goal hat trick in the September meeting, converted the penalty kick, and it was tied 1-1 at the break.

As the second half wore on, the Bulldogs continued to attack, moving ahead for good in the 57th minute when Emrah Salkic belted a 25-yard shot from the point into the right side of the net.

Just three minutes later, another foul inside the 18-yard box led to another penalty kick that Semir Salkic put home to make it 3-1, and Bektic tacked on an insurance goal with 12 seconds left.

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