Kings Sheku Sesay fight for the ball against the Medicine Hat Rattlers Saturday afternoon at the Red Deer Polytechnic. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Kings Sheku Sesay fight for the ball against the Medicine Hat Rattlers Saturday afternoon at the Red Deer Polytechnic. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

RDP Kings soccer defeat Rattlers 4-2

Kings have won two in a row

Kings 4 Medicine Hat 2

Kings 2 Kodiaks 2

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings extended their unbeaten streak to three games on home turf over the weekend.

Saturday in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s soccer action, the Kings knocked off the Medicine Hat College Rattlers 4-2 and Sunday, RDP earned a 2-2 draw with the Lethbridge College Kodiaks.

In Saturday’s win, Grant Johnson scored a goal along with a pair of assists in the match and Adjin Sarvecic, who won player of the match, added two assists. Cristobal Lisboa Tapia, Turner Johnson, and Jaeden Swartz all scored in the game for the Kings.

The Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Rattlers got their first goal to end the first half. The two teams would each add one more in the second half and the Kings took home the victory.

Assistant coach Mahziar Peyrow said the Kings were good but he thought their play got sloppy in the second half.

“The boys adjusted well to be able to push forward to get one more goal at the end to solidify a 4-1 lead,” he said.

Peyrow added when they break out of their end they need to do it with more pace but said they made some adjustments at half that really worked.

The Kings got contributions from some of their younger players such as Johnson and Sarcevic. Peyrow added a lot of young players stepped up on Saturday.

“Jaeden put a nice goal in and Cristobal put a nice goal in. Those boys played hard they played well. Adjin you saw the captain standout in him today which lead the team when we needed to get that momentum up he held us together throughout the middle which was nice. I thought it was well deserved for him,” Peyrow said.

Sunday, Johnson opened the scoring for the Kings just seven minutes in. It took almost 66 minutes before another goal was scored when Ethan Meerkerk found the equalizer for the Kodiaks in the 73rd. Jaxon Uhal made it 2-1 for the visitors in the 79th.

In the 82nd minute, second-year Red Deer product Ajdin Sarcevic notched the tying goal on a penalty kick.

After four matches, the Kings sit second in the ACAC South, behind the undefeated SAIT Trojans.

The Kings play a pair of games next weekend. They’ll visit the Olds College Broncos on Saturday, followed by a trip to Calgary to take on the Trojans Sunday.