TULSA, OK– Tulsa Roughnecks FC took on Orange County SC for the second time this season. The earlier game in the season Roughnecks won in a 8 goal thriller.
The match started with each side evenly owning possession, with both teams working hard off the ball. In the 15th minute, Darwin Jones of Orange County got behind the Roughnecks back line, but had trouble controlling the ball with an oncoming Sean Lewis. In minute 31, the Roughnecks picked up a free kick in their opponent’s half, Rodrigo Da Costa clipped the ball in, but the Toby Uzo header went just over the crossbar. The half ended with a late Orange County SC chance, but the half ended scoreless.
The second half began with each side still feeling out the match, but in the 61st minute, Orange County SC found their way behind the Roughnecks backline on a counter. Sean Lewis came up big with a huge save at the near post that was parried out for a corner. As the match entered stoppage time, the Roughnecks were pressing for the game winning goal, but as they had two late opportunities, they came up short. Orange County SC found Michael Orozco on a breakaway behind the Roughnecks backline facing goalkeeper Sean Lewis. Orozco then slotted the ball across the box to an open Kevin Coleman who passed it into an open net. That goal was the last kick of the game.
The Tulsa Roughnecks are back at home next Wednesday, September 25th to take on San Antonio FC at ONEOK Field.
Tulsa Roughnecks- Sean Lewis, Cyprian Hedrick, Mallan Roberts, Luca Lobo, Matt Sheldon, Brayan Reyes (60’ Rezende), Manny Gonzalez (81’ Boakye), Marlon dos Santos, Rodrigo Da Costa, Christhian Altamirano, Toby Uzo (67’ Silva).
Substitutes not used- AJ Ajeakwa, Fredlin Mompremier, Mason Stajduhar, Walid Yacoubou.
Orange County SC- Frederik Due, Walker Hume, Joe Amico, Michael Orozco, Kontor Owusu-Ansah, Christian Duke (66’ Crisostomos), Aodhan Quinn, Jerry Van Wolfgang (66’ Coleman), Harry Forrester (83’ Ramos Godoy), Darwin Jones, Michael Seaton.
Orange County SC- 90’+ Coleman
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