What a finish!
Yes, the Union won last night despite conceding an equalizing goal in stoppage time. Yes, the Fire had another chance to tie the game on a free kick just outside the 18 before the full time whistle blue.
And yes, it was David Accam’s solo effort out of basically nothing that won the game. Hard as it is to believe that the Union won on the road despite squandering three individual leads and somehow coming out on top of a seven-goal shootout, there was no shortage of both good and not so good performances on display for the blue and gold in Bridgeview on Wednesday night.
Accam finally scoring a goal in league play for the Union was certainly good. So too was Cory Burke’s brace in his long overdue start in place of the struggling CJ Sapong. The Union have now won all three of the Jamaican’s starts and have won both of their games on the road with him in the starting XI. Burke has also scored all four of his goals in those three games.
On the not so good side of things was Mark McKenzie’s really poor foul in the box on Aleksandar Katai that led to the Fire’s first equalizer from the penalty spot. Borek Dockal was also very quiet in the match and gave way to Warren Creavalle in an attempt to hold on to what was then only a 2-1 lead at the time. Keegan Rosenberry was also beat on more than one occasion by Katai, who ended up also getting the better of Creavalle on his equalizer in the 69th minute.
Haris Medunjanin opened the scoring with a lovely finish in the 31st minute and was credited with the assist on Accam’s game-winner and was also much sharper and more involved than in his previous outing coming off a three-game suspension in league play. Fafa Picault also contributed to the score sheet with an assist on Burke’s first goal.
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