Souhegan boys soccer tips Manchester West for fifth win

MANCHESTER – Not sure if Montague Jones has ever put on a pair of boxing gloves. The Souhegan High School senior has got a heck of a right cross.

Jones was absolutely lethal from the right wing, assisting on all three Souhegan goals in a 3-1 Sabers’ victory at Manchester West.

“He’s amazing. That kid keeps doing it for us, every day,” said Souhegan coach David Saxe. “He’s been unbelievable the way he serves the ball in. He’s got great technique, and he’s been unbelievably consistent for us. He provides dangerous balls all the time. I’m very impressed.”

Four times in the second half alone did Jones send the ball across from the deep right corner. Two ended up in the back of the net, via the head and the leg, by Sam Pham and Linus Lucky Werner.

The other two could easily have been goals.

On the other end of the pitch, Souhegan enjoyed a big final 40 minutes after the teams went to the break knotted at 1-1.

“We worked hard staying composed, keeping our shape in the back four,” said Saxe. “They had a couple super dangerous guys up front. We were able to limit their attacks. Cyrus Movassaghi and (freshman) Ethan Lim had real breakout games.”

Surprising Souhegan continues to work up the Division II ranks.

“We’re doing OK, 5-2 with a lot of room to grow,” said Saxe. whose club hosts Pelham Friday night at 6 p.m.

West falls to 3-3-1.