The Hooligans went to Elizabethtown, KY riding on the wave of the first win of the season. The team was looking to make the 2 wins on the year. The Elizabethtown Ignite team was wanting to get their first win of the season.
The game started and the Hooligans were on the gas from the first whistle. With 2 very good chances in the first five minutes of the game. The Ignite keeper made some very good saves. This was short lived as Hooligan Midfielder Domenico Colletta picked up the ball in the middle of the field and dribbled 2 Ignite players and hit a screamer into the top corner! This opened up the game and Hooligans created a lot of chances.
Forward Juan Zamarripa got on the end of a pass from his brother Armando Zamarripa and slid it past the Ignite Goalkeeper. This was the first of his 3 goals for the day. Juan said “I think we played an excellent game the more we train together during the week it is paying off on the field”. Domenico scored the other goal for the Hooligans in the game. With about 70 minutes gone in the game the Hooligans were up 5-0. Then there was a pk called and the Ignite got on the board and the Hooligans were caught against the run of play with an own goal. The final Ignite goal came in the final moments of the game with a blocked clearance.
The final score was 5-3 and the Hooligans got a much needed 3 points on the road to take their record to 2-2-1. Coach Andy Donohue had this to say about the game “Top performance from the team. We created chance after chance through some real quality. I thought our movement to break lines was good and our support lines gave us good control throughout the game. It opened up near the end of the game which is something we need to manage better but overall an excellent performance.”
The Hooligans are back in Evansville this weekend vs undefeated Iturbide FC. The game is at 6pm on Sunday May 15th at EVSC Soccer Fields behind Swonder Ice Rink. This game will be the canned food drive for the Hooligans and if you bring 5 can goods to the game you get in FREE! All canned food will be donated to a local food pantry!