A storm came rolling through North Dallas on Friday evening. No, it was not mother nature. Instead, the FC Wichita men’s club took it to Dallas City FC 2-0.
Two second half goals from Deri Corfe secured the first win of the young conference slate.
FC Wichita improves to 1-1-0 in NPLS play.
“Overall it was a good team performance,” Matt Clare said. “Everbody just buying in to get the result.”
Despite many opportunities in the first half from a handful of players, FC Wichita went into the break scoreless with Dallas City FC.
In the 64th minute, Corfe found a looseball in the box off a deflection and found a home for it in the back of the net, giving FC Wichita the first lead of the game.
Minutes later, Corfe once again, this time on a break away, took the assist from Travis Pittman and snuck it by Dallas City keeper Eduardo Cortes in the 70th minute.
In the 89th minute, a break away opportunity saw FC Wichita go up almost 3-0, but an unselfish turn of events led to an offsides ruling by the assistant, ending the scoring chance.
Flipe Novalini had a chance but sent it past both posts in the 89th minute. Though, the score was only 2-0, it was very well close to being a four or five goal victory for FC Wichita.
Despite the heavy legs, as they’ve played four games in 10 days, FC Wichita often were a step quicker and rarely out of position on the defensive side of the pitch.
“It’s not easy coming off 120 minutes,” Clare said. “The bounceback on the road shows the resilency of this group.”
One of the best defensive plays we will see all season, saw captain Leo Sosa save a wide open net from Dallas City’s Luis Sosa. Keeper Mark Weir came out to contest, Mesa snuck in there, chipping it around Weir, rolling to the goal. There was Sosa, coming back into the frame to kick the ball out, keeping the clean sheet.
Set pieces and mainly corner kicks were an achille’s heel of FC Wichita over the last two matches and tonight, not only did they get the shut out, they often cleared corners and set pieces out.
“Games like this gives us confidence,” Kevin Pittman said. “We stayed true to our play and you can see guys really getting more and more confident.
For FC Wichita, they have no beaten Dallas City FC three consecutive times dating back to June 9, 2015. FC Wichita is now 3-1 all-time vs. Dallas City FC.
It’ll be an entire week off for the boys in red as they get ready to host Ozark FC on Saturday, May 27, at Stryker Soccer Complex. You can buy tickets at FCWichita.com. Tickets will be available at the gate before game time.