Bristol Central boys soccer grabs huge win over CCC stalwart Glastonbury

The Bristol Central boys soccer team faced a formidable foe on Tuesday on its home turf when it played Glastonbury.

The Guardians came in with a deceptive 4-2-1 record. The record was deceptive because the losses, both 1-0, came against RHAM-Hebron and Hall-West Hartford. Those teams are second and third in the CCC in terms of overall record and are a combined 10-2-4. Glastonbury’s tie was 2-2 against Conard-West Hartford. The Red Wolves are 4-2-3.

Central raced out to a 3-1 lead by halftime on two goals by Landon Sisson and another from Rafael Antonio Jr. Glastonbury fought back to tie the match, 3-3. In the 72nd minute, however, Oscar Kuzniar put the Rams ahead, 4-3. That’s where the score remained, and Central (4-3) secured its second win over Glastonbury in the past three seasons. The Rams beat the Guardians, 3-0, on Oct. 1, 2021, also at home.

Prior to the 2021 and 2023 meetings, Central played Glastonbury from 2004-2008 and went 0-4-1. Glastonbury played for the Class LL state championship in 2005, 2007 and 2008 and won it in 2005. In 2006, Glastonbury managed to make the Class LL semfiinal round despite being a No. 33 seed and having the fourth-worst record (5-7-4).

Glastonbury has a storied history, having played in 16 state title matches (9 championships, 2 co-championships, 5 runner-up finishes). Central has never played for a state championship.

None of that mattered during Tuesday’s regular season match. Central showed it can play with one of the CCC’s best teams, and it came out with a huge victory.

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