MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 3, Forward Madison FC 1 | 5.22.19

North Texas SC gets its sixth win from seven games and returns to first place in USL League One

Frisco, Texas - David Rodriguez and Imanol Almaguer score their first professional goals as North Texas SC defeats Forward Madison 3-1 at Toyota Stadium and returns to the top of the USL League One table.

  • Bicou Bissainthe makes his first USL League One start
  • Julian Hinojosa makes professional debut
  • David Rodriguez and Imanol Almaguer score their first professional goals

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 3’ Ronaldo Damus opened the scoring early with a straight shot right past the goalie.
  • 8’ Arturo Rodriguez found his younger brother David Rodriguez who put it away off the crossbar to make the score 2-0.
  • 15’ – Don Smart halved the deficit for Madison with a well-taken shot into the side netting.
  • 30’ – The Rodriguez brothers combined well again but David's ensuing shot was over the bar.

Second Half:

  • 58’ – North Texas two great chances to extend the lead with a header from Ronaldo Damus that was blocked and Ricardo Pepi’s shot went over the goal.
  • 62’ – David Rodriguez nearly got his second goal of the match with a shot right past the corner of the goal.
  • 70’ – Imanol Almaguer scored his first professional goal with a shot from outside the box that evaded Brian Sylvestre in goal.
  • 83’ – Ronaldo Damus skipped past his defender and forced a good foot-save from the keeper.

Lineups:

North Texas SC — Carlos Avilez; Kevin Bonilla, Cesar Murillo, Alfusainey Jatta, Imanol Almaguer; Bicou Bissainthe (Julian Hinojosa), Tanner Tessmann, David Rodriguez (Gibran Rayo); Ronaldo Damus, Ricardo Pepi, Arturo Rodriguez (Johan Gomez).

Substitutes not used — Michael Collodi, Hector Montalvo, Oscar Romero, Dante Sealy

Forward Madison — Brian Sylvestre, Carl Schneider (Brian Bement), Connor Tobin (Eric Leonard), Christian; Shaun Russell, Josiel Nunez, Brandon Eaten, J.C. Banks, Don Smart (Zaire Bartley), Jiro Barriga Toyama, Paulo Junior

Substitutes not used — Jeff Michaud, Ally Nganzi, Ryan Coulter, Vital Nizigiymana

Scoring Summary:
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (Pepi) – 3’
NTSC: David Rodriguez (A. Rodriguez) – 8’
MAD: Don Smart – 15’
NTSC: Imanol Almaguer (Hinojosa) – 70’

Misconduct Summary:
MAD: Brian Sylvestre (caution) – 13’
NTSC: Bicou Bissainthe (caution) – 27’
MAD: Paulo Jr. (caution) – 42’
MAD: Brian Bement. (caution) – 68’
NTSC: Julian Hinojosa (caution) – 82’
NTSC: Gibran Rayo (caution) – 88’

Weather: Sunny, 88

Attendance: 1,103

Referee: Adam Kilpatrick
Assistant Referee: Seth Barton
Assistant Referee: Andrea Jedele
4th Official: Jorge Luna Hernandez

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