Peyton Griffiths had two goals and an assist Thursday to lead host Milford to a 4-2 Tri-Valley League boys soccer victory over Franklin.
Michael Strenck finished with a goal and an assist for the Wildcats, who took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
“They came out in the second half and put a lot of pressure on us,” Milford coach Frank Spurchise said. “It was a very, very competitive game, and Franklin came out on fire in the second half.”
Alex Brownell scored on a penalty kick (handball inside the box) before Derek Beers pulled the Purple Devils (2-1, 2-1) to 3-2 with an unassisted goal.
“Those two kids are going to earn them some wins,” said Spurchise, who credited sophomore central defender Jacob Tabor for helping to limit Brownell’s opportunities. “They’re tough.”
Eli Coley converted a pass from Griffiths with about six minutes left for the final margin.
Milford (3-0-1, 3-0-1) plays Margaretville at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wright National Soccer Campus in Oneonta.
SK 5, Windham 2
Trevor Holdridge and Dylan Cole had two goals apiece as South Kortright won a home game playing as the visiting team. Windham was officially the host, but its soccer field remains damaged from the 2011 floods.
Holdridge got his first goal three minutes in and later made it 3-0 with 3 seconds left in the first half.
Cole scored 20 minutes into the first half and 20 minutes into the second half.
Sam Fabrykiewicz had the other goal for SK (3-2, 1-1), which hosts Roxbury on Monday.
Zach Meyer and Aiden Cohane scored for Windham.
Margaretville 4, Gilboa 1
Kyle Short and Matt VanValkenburg had two goals each as Margaretville broke open a 1-1 game with three second-half goals for a Delaware League win on the road.
Darren Blain gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with 23 minutes left in the first half on a throughball from Brett Porter.
The Blue Devils tied the score with eight minutes left in the half on VanValkenburg’s goal. Short then put Margaretville ahead to stay five minutes into the second half.
Short and VanValkenburg also scored in the second half.
Gilboa (1-5, 0-3) hosts Jefferson on Monday.
H-T 2, Roxbury 1
Dylan Endy and Zach Mudge each had a goal and an assist to lift Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League win on the road.
Endy broke a 1-1 tie with 15 minutes remaining, scoring on a 2-on-1 breakaway from 20 yards. He also set up Mudge on the Wildcats’ goal in the first half.
H-T’s Chris Clark tied the score from inside the box off a pass Spencer Hinkley at the 17-minute mark in the second half.
Roxbury (3-3, 2-1) visits South Kortright on Monday.
Davenport 3, Stamford 1
Kyle Moorby scored two goals to lead Davenport to a Delaware League road win.
Moorby opened the scoring on an 18-yard shot in transition with 15 minutes left in the first half.
Mike Libby contributed a goal and Kyle Beang had an assist for the Wildcats, who finished with a 14-6 advantage in shots.
Glen Cioccari scored Stamford’s goal 48 seconds into the second half on a dribble and shoot from the left side of the field to the middle.
Stamford (3-2, 1-1) plays Windham at noon Saturday in the opening round of the Hunter-Tannersville Booster Tournament.
Downsville 8, Jefferson 0
Mike Tompkins scored three goals and Dylan Tompkins had two goals and an assist as Downsville got its first win of the season in its Delaware League opener.
“It feels good,” Downsville coach Scott Reed said. “We had two tough losses this weekend. On Friday, I thought we outplayed Unadilla Valley, only to lose to a penalty kick. That was a tough one.”
Downsville (1-2, 1-0) will play Windsor at 6 p.m. today in the opening round of the Greene Tournament.
Unadilla Valley goalie Kyle King made nine saves Wednesday in the Storm’s 1-0 victory over visiting Delhi. King’s first name was incorrect in Thursday’s edition of The Daily Star because of a reporter’s error.