SAN ANTONIO (Fwrd Axis) — San Antonio FC held off a late rally by Loudon United FC to claim a 2-1 victory at Toyota Field on Wednesday night in front of 4,756 fans to kick off a three-game homestand.
With the win, San Antonio bounced back from a loss over the weekend to San Diego and kicked off a stretch of seven of the next eight matches inside the friendly confines of Toyota Field.
“I think it was a dominant performance from start to finish. Yes the execution needs to be better, the amount of high percentage opportunities that we created over the course of the game – from the opening whistle all the way to the end, you know it’s really unfortunate we didn’t have significantly more goals,” SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina said.
Samuel Adeniran got the scoring started just 10 minutes in off the assist from Justin Dhillon, putting SAFC up a goal. San Antonio would dominate the rest of the first half but Loudon United scored just before the first half whistle blew when Moses Nyeman scored to level the match going into the second half.
SAFC took back the lead in the 51st minute when Adeniran put home his second of the night after getting the feed Nicky Hernandez. The brace is Adeniran’s second with the club and his seventh goal of the season.
“It’s very important. Very very important. I think this sport that we play, we have a lot of games where concentration might not be there, a touch might not be there, stuff like that but I think the most important thing is bouncing back,” Adeniran said of the team bouncing back after their loss to the Loyal.
The win is the 17th for SAFC on the season, tying a club record from 2017. They can break the record with a win on Saturday night.
“I think that we came in with a clear mission, clear identity, and knew exactly what our on-field goals were,” Dhillon said. “And I think week after week we’ve for the most part executed that.”
San Antonio FC is now 17-4-2 (53 points) on the season and will return to the pitch on Saturday night against the Las Vegas Lights FC (9-8-6) at 8 p.m. from Toyota Field.