Weston scores two goals to help Mutiny survive Storm

The Myrtle Beach FC Mutiny snapped a two-game losing skid and won its first road game in franchise history on Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over the Mississippi Storm in Biloxi.

Myrtle Beach’s Max Weston scored both goals to lead the Mutiny to a 2-2 record heading into Sunday’s home game against the Jacksonville United at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

“Tonight was humid and hot, which added to the already very long road trip,” said Mutiny captain Ben Allen. “But our men persevered, played with heart and stuck together.”

In the first half, Weston broke free for a 70-yard run before slotting the ball perfectly into the goal’s left corner. The Mutiny held a 1-0 advantage at the intermission.

The Storm briefly tied it up in the second half on a controversial penalty kick, but it was the lone goal allowed by Mutiny goalkeeper Brock Duckworth. Weston responded minutes later with a cannon shot off his left foot into the back of the net for the game-winner.

The Mutiny face a rematch with defending NPSL champion Jacksonville on June 3.

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