June 9, 2013
The San Diego Flash (6-2 -2) defeated the Las Vegas Stallions FC (1-1-8) with a 4-2 victory and extended their unbeaten streak to seven games as they chase down first place in their division. With only four games left in the regular season and their current hot streak, the Flash believe the top spot is within their reach.
The home team was clearly superior to their opponents, but it could not be reflected on the scoreboard for the better part of the first half. The Flash had speed down the wings as their main weapon of attack, but could not get their crossing passes on target in the first half.
Right before halftime the Flash were able to open up the scoring. With a header from #Dallas Moore, the home team took a 1-0 lead into the break.
For the second half the home side were determined to show their vast superiority on the scoreboard. Three minutes into the second half they had already put the ball into the net, but it was called off for offsides.
The local team clearly showed greater intensity in the second half than in the opening 45 minutes. This was rewarded with another goal in the 65th minute by forward Justin Picou.
That lead was cut down three minutes later after a Las Vegas counterattack.
The Flash kept up the pressure on the visitors and added two more goals in the 73rd and 78th minute to make the score 4-1.
Clearly overmatched on the field, the Las Vegas team took out their frustrations by fouling. The Flash did not hold back either. The game seemed like it could have gotten out of control , but some key yellow cards towards the end made sure things did not escalate any further.
The visitors from the Nevada got another goal in the 81st minute to make it a respectful 4-2 final score.
With the win, the San Diego Flash extended their unbeaten streak to seven. They will host 1st place FC Hasental in San Diego next Saturday in a crucial match that could decide the top spot in the division.
Credit: David Frerker (San Diego Sports Domination) and SanDiegoRed.com