MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 3, Orlando City B 1 | 9.6.19

USL League One leading scorer Ronaldo Damus scores brace to bring season tally to 13 goals

Orlando, Florida - Leading scorer Ronaldo Damus grabbed a brace after John Nelson scored his first professional goal to defeat Orlando City B 3-1 at Montverde Academy. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 22’ – Richard Danso danced inside and fed Ronaldo Damus, and Damus’s shot was spilled by Christian Herrera right at the feet of John Nelson, who knocked it into the back of the net.
  • 27’ – A long ball was played over the top by Brecc Evans, and Danso ran onto it and his snapshot was stopped by Herrera.
  • 39’ – Imanol Almaguer’s free kick from 25 yards hopped right in front of Herrera, but the Orlando goalie was able to smother the ball at the second attempt.
  • 43’ –Lucas Ontivero whipped a free kick in, and with Avliez stranded in no man’s land, Brandon Jon could only head over from six yards

Second Half:

  • 52’ – The corner was swung in by Rodriguez, and flicked header by Callum Montgomery missed the post by inches.
  • 53’ – Ontivero swung in a corner and Jon smashed his header home to tie the game at 1-1.
  • 53’ – Right after the restart, North Texas went forward and Damus smashed home from the edge of the box.
  • 56’ – Jon was inches away from tying the match with a header that bounced off the post.
  • 70’ – Gibran Rayo went down in the box and won a penalty, and the ensuing penalty was simply dispatched by Damus. 

Lineups: 

North Texas SC —Carlos Avilezr; John Nelson, Callum Montgomery, Brecc Evans, Bryan Reynolds; Alfusainey Jatta (Bicou Bissanthe — 60’), Imanol Almaguer, Arturo Rodriguez,  Gibran Rayo (David Rodriguez — 87’), Richard Danso (Dante Sealy, — 68’);  Ronaldo Damus.

Substitutes not used — Pollo Cortes, Cesar Murillo.

Orlando City B — Christian Herrera; Jordan Hill, Brandon Jon, Lucas Ontivero, Leonardo Simas; Thiago Souza, Luc Granitur (Jordan Bender— 46’), Alassane Diouf (Austin Amer— 46’), Serginho (Rafael— 74’), Tanner Hummel, William Bagrou.

Substitutes not used — JahLane Forbes, Juliano Chade, Christopher Osei-Wusu, Tresor Mbuyu.

Scoring Summary:
NTSC: John Nelson - 22’
ORL: Brandon Jon (Ontivero) - 53’
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus - 53’
NTSC: Ronaldo Damus (PK) - 70’

Misconduct Summary:
NTSC: Alfusainey Jatta (caution) - 57’
NTSC: Bicou Bissanthe (caution) - 62’
NTSC: Dante Sealy (caution) - 75’
ORL: Rafael (caution) - 81’
ORL: Lucas Ontivero (caution) - 83’
ORL: Leonardo Simas(caution) - 89’

Weather: Sunny, 90

Referee: Alex Billeter
Assistant Referees: Matthew Osterhouse, Trent Robert Haistma
4th official: Albert Escovar

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