San Antonio FC’s poor defensive run continued on Saturday night as they conceded for the ninth straight time. Oklahoma City Energy managed the lone goal of the match in the 58th minute, and then held out from there for a vital win.
The match was always going to be tight, but it was Oklahoma City who took advantage when the chance came. They also did well up the other end of the field, with Cody Laurendi proving a virtual brick wall in the Energy net to keep San Antonio out, and make it a frustrating night for the home fans.
Rafael Castillo had perhaps the best chance of the match for San Antonio FC in the first half after Danny Garcia found him with a low ball. That allowed Castillo to make a smart decision, attempting to chip Laurendi, but could only find the crossbar, allowing Oklahoma City to clear.
Both clubs had periods where they controlled the match, for 15 minutes at a time, but neither side really looked like doing much to go for the win. That was until the 58th minute when Sebastian Dalgaard drew the San Antonio defense, leaving Colin Bonner free in the middle for a simple header to put the visitors in front.
With a lead, Oklahoma City looked to make defensive changes to try and shut up shop and stop San Antonio FC getting back in to the match. While San Antonio made attacking changes in an attempt to get back into the match their finishing just wasn’t there, which gave Oklahoma City the win.