SAN ANTONIO (Fwrd Axis) — Despite a lengthy weather delay, San Antonio FC used a second-half surge to earn a 2-1 victory over FC Tulsa (5-10-3) at a soggy Toyota Field on Tuesday night.
The victory put San Antonio atop the league on points with 37 and moved four points ahead of Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC with a game in hand.
“They were more or less doing what we did from the opening foot to the end,” SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina said. “Being on the front foot, being aggressive. Looking to turn and look beyond, and making good decisions with the final actions and then execution.”
Tulsa scored the lone goal of the opening 45 minutes when Jerome Williams put home a header off a set piece from Sean McFarlane in the 36th minute to put the visitors up a goal going into the second half.
San Antonio took control with a pair of goals. Ignacio Bailone came on as a substitute and instantly made his impact felt. He leveled the match up at 1-1 with a goal in the 55th minute off an assist by Justin Dhillon. SAFC took the lead for good just 70 seconds later when Samuel Adeniran put home the go-ahead goal off the feed from Nicky Hernandez.
The goal is Adeniran’s second with SAFC in just four matches.
San Antonio’s defense did the work the rest of the way as it held Tulsa to just two shots total in the second half.
“Obviously we really wanted to get a shutout, but I thought overall we dominated the game. We deserved to win. And we probably should’ve three or four more goals,” San Antonio defender Mitchelle Taintor said.
San Antonio FC is now 12-3-1 (37 points) on the season and will return to the pitch on Saturday night when they welcome the Charleston Battery to Toyota Field at 8 p.m.