The Wilson boys got a taste of the rear-view-mirror Monday night at Stadium Bowl as the North Thurston Rams scored the first Narrows League goals against them so far this season.
North Thurston midfielder Ben Hassan got behind the back-right of the Wilson defense and capitalized on a one-on-one opportunity with Goalkeeper Alek Greenleaf and drove the 50/50 ball into the back of the net. It was the first time Wilson had trailed in 3A Narrows action through 6 contests.
After several near-misses, thirteen minutes later Wilson gained the equalizer when forward Kenneth Bwanika pushed a perfect pass into the box from the right wing to Munassar Saleh, who punched in a left footer into the goal for a 1-1 tie.
North Thurston would not quit, as eleven minutes later Hassan drilled a free kick from 28 yards out over Greenleaf’s leap to find the back of the net and Wilson trailed 2-1 going into the half.
Just over eleven minutes into the second half Wilson had a corner kick and Saleh short-passed quickly to Aarjay Nayajan who sent a beautiful kick into the box and junior Louis Fox skipped a header into the back of the net. Game Tied 2-2.
Six minutes later senior Scott Sheerer launched an impressive throw-in deep into the box and North Thurston goalkeeper Connor Hawthorne couldn’t get a handle on the ball. The ball dropped at Nick Rhode’s feet and he nudged the ball into the goal for ultimately the game winner at 3-2.
Junior Andres Coronado and Bwanika added late goals to push Wilson to a 5-2 victory. Wilson stands 7-0 in Narrows League action with five league tilts left on the schedule.
Wilson versus Foss at Mount Tahoma Stadium Friday Night at 6:30 may very well be the game of the year in Narrows League play.