Michael Spagnolo scored just over two minutes into the second half, burying a pass from Jacob Fitzgerald to lift the visiting Patriots to a tie with the Wildcats in the season opener for both teams. Nate Maillett converted a feed from Jose Herrera to put Gardner up, 1-0, 32 minutes into the game. Christian Newton made four saves for the Wildcats, while Steve Julius made a save for North Middlesex. The game resulted in 1-1 tie, but Gardner was forced to forfeit the victory after the MIAA ruled the Wildcats used an ineligible player.
North Middlesex 1, Gardner 0
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012, at Gardner
Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 4:33 p.m.