2018 NPSL Record: 4-0-0 – 12 points
2018 NPSL Record: 0-3-1 – 1 point
With a controlling lead in the Heartland Conference, FC Wichita heads for a pivotal road battle against Ozark FC.
FC Wichita (4-0-0) beat rival Tulsa Athletic 3-1 in an impressive second half performance from Thomas Wells. He subbed into match in the 53rd minute and would go on to score two goals.
Tulsa would grab the first score in the 49th minute but FC Wichita responded with three goals in 20 minutes to secure the three points.
FC Wichita will go on the road for five consecutive matches, starting with Ozark FC on Saturday, June 2 and ending in Little Rock on June 30. If FC Wichita can take care of business away from Wichita, they’ll secure their second straight and third in four years, conference regular season crown.
Ozark FC secured their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw against Saint Louis Club Atletico on May 19. Ozark FC led in their previous match, with Leonardo Borges scoring in the seventh minute. However, Ozark FC would give up four unanswered en route to a 4-1 loss last Saturday night.
FC Wichita and Ozark FC have met already once this season, ending with a 5-0 win for FC Wichita on May 5. Former Ozark FC player, Nelson Landaverde led FC Wichita with two goals against his former club. It was capped with a 90th minute goal by Ben Andoh.
Landaverde did not play in FC Wichita’s 3-1 win over Tulsa on Saturday night. They’ll hopefully find their leading scorer back into the starting XI for their showdown with Ozark FC.
FC Wichita will be on the road at Tulsa Athletic, which could be for the conference championship on Sunday, June 10. That match is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. at Veteran’s Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma.