The first half of the boys game was a defensive battle. Bradford Christian Academy scored the only goal after a moment of miscommunication between Dublin's midfield and defensive line. Near the end of that half, the coaches switched Cam Harrington (Francestown, NH) to center back and Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan (Peterborough, NH) to the midfield. Harrington's experience and discipline helped hold together the defensive line, while Belliveau-Ryan found success winning tackles in the middle of the park.
Dublin came out of halftime with more energy, but couldn't capitalize on their scoring opportunities. BCA found the back of the net twice more off of transitions, which Dublin did not react quickly enough to. Though the score was 3-0, Dublin's defense played strongly, with the exception of a few mental errors.