United brings home 3 points

Posted 27 May 2015 11:36 pm

K-W United FC closed off their three game road trip to start the 2015 PDL season with a dominant 4-0 win in Pittsburgh over the Riverhounds. 

The Riverhounds dropped their season opener at Highmark Stadium while United improved to 2-1-0 on the season.

With the season still young, and the players still trying to understand the playing style of one another, expected slow starts to games followed in the opening two fixtures. However, United got off to a very strong start in this one.

Striker Bryce Follsensbee received his first start, and quickly repaid the faith of head coach Chris Pozniak. The towering forward controlled a pass from a fellow Coastal Carolina University teammate and slotted it home past Riverhounds goalie Dan Lynd to give his side a 1-0 lead in the 5th minute.

The home side Riverhounds failed to muster much in the half, with United on the front foot, pressuring for an insurance goal before the intermission. The halftime whistle sounded and United headed into the break with the one-goal lead.

Three substitutions were made by United at the halfway point of the second half with heavy legs starting to show.

Sergio Camargo and Ken Krolicki connected to add a second for the visiting side. Camargo, the captain, finished a nice attacking play from the Michigan State midfielder Krolicki.

With the Riverhounds pushing numbers forward, the Black and Blue struck for a third when Camargo and Polk connected providing a low cross that found another second half sub in Oyvind Alseth. Alseth made no mistake and found the back of the net.

English forward Ben Polk got in on the action with a goal of his own in the final minute of stoppage time to make the score 4-0.

Goalie Nathan Ingham registered his second shutout of the season in two games played with five saves. After the game, the third year player hailed his defence for their efforts. "It feels good [the shutout]. It's nice knowing I have a reliable back four in front of me and any mistakes we've made, I've been able to take care of," he explained.  

"It's an ideal start to the season for me, but I have a lot of guys to thank for helping me get the clean sheets. "

Despite Sundays disappointing 3-2 to the Michigan Bucks, the United players were able to put the result behind and rebound in impressive fashion. 

"The character on the team is next level," Ingham stated.

"We've already picked up two road wins and have six points in three games before playing a home game, which is a tough thing to do."

"Today's win was a testament of who we are and who we plan to be the rest of the season."

United now head home to University Stadium to take on rivals Forest City London Sunday in the home opener, with kick-off set for 4:00 PM.

Juuso Pasanen was named Man of the Match for his performance. 

Article by Bassil Thayabeh - [email protected]