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Dorman scores twice to lead Revolution to win

Jun 24, 2007 - 3:46 AM FOXBORO, Massachusetts (Ticker) -- Andy Dorman was determined to lead the New England Revolution to a victory.

Dorman scored two goals as the Revolution defeated Toronto FC, 3-0, on Saturday night,

New England (6-2-4) won for the first time in three games after enduring consecutive ties against Real Salt Lake and Columbus.

Dorman got New England on the board early by scoring his fourth goal of the season in the 13th minute on rebound.

Teammate Avery John won a free kick and his shot sailed into the right side of the box and bounced off a Toronto defender. Dorman gathered it and beat goalkeeper Srdjan Djekanovic to the right side for a 1-0 lead.

"Obviously it is always nice to score but it feels better to get the win," Dorman said. "It just feels even better to win. The last couple of games we've kind of slipped up and not taken three points at home so it is just good to get back to the winning ways."

Pat Noonan made it a two-goal advantage when he headed a pass from Jeff Larentowicz on the wing just over the outstretched arm of Djekanovic and into the left corner in the 33rd minute.

"Right place, right time, balls bouncing a little better, they come in spurts, hopefully we can continue scoring some goals" Noonan said. "It was a much-needed victory, a credit to our defense, because they shut them down and we needed that.

"We got our goals when we had our chances but that was a big win for us."

Dorman then added another goal in the 81st minute when he took a pass from rookie Adam Cristman and used a slide kick to beat Djekanovic straight on for a 3-0 lead.

Khano Smith dribbled down the field, moved to the middle and then passed to Cristman, who one-timed a pass back to the left for Dorman. He beat Djekanovic to the left side.

"It is good to get one," New England coach Steve Nicol said. "(It's) good to get one at home. It wasn't easy but we are talking about closing games out and it is important that, particularly in the second half, we didn't go gung-ho and charge forward and leave holes and then we loose a goal."

Toronto (4-7-1), which is winless in five road games, was outshot, 13-8.

Matt Reis saved six shots to notch is fifth shutout of the season for New England.

"He has done a great job, I think the goals that they have scored have been defensive lapses instead of his part but he has been solid," said Wells Thompson of Reis' performance this year.

Meanwhile, Djekanovic made four stops for Toronto, which lost, 4-0, to New England in the second game of the season.








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