Temecula FC picked up their first win of the season by defeating FC Arizona 2-0 at home on Saturday evening. Both goals for the Quails came in the later stages of either half. In a must win match that could be described as relatively nervy for the team in the Temecula Valley. Coming into Saturday’s match the pressure was on for the Quails as they were playing a team leading the Southwest Conference and that had not lost a league match this season. The Quails certainly did not want to the be the team on the losing end at the final whistle and their work rate throughout the match was easy for all to see.
The first goal came in the 29th minute of the match when Adrian Macias breezed past an 1 Arizona defender, shook off another defender and took a right footed strike from just outside the goal box. The ball hit the back of the net and the supporters erupted.
The second goal would come with only 5 minute left in the match, a ball put into the box landed on the chest of Donovan Wilson, he would then turn and put the ball into the roof of the net to start the early celebrations on the Quails sidelines.
The win gives the Quails 3 points on the season moving them up to 3rd place in the Southwest table, only 4 points out of the top spot. More importantly the Quails give themselves a lifeline to make the playoffs with 7 matches to play. Up next Temecula FC host ASC San Diego Saturday May 29th at Patricia Birdsall Sports Park.
Article credit to Temecula FC
photo courtesy of Doug Yoder