Association Football Club Ann Arbor secured their eighth win of the season over FC Indiana, 4-2. Another three points brings the total for The Mighty Oak to 21 on the season in just 8 matches (possible 24 points).
The beginning of the contest found both sides looking to find their footing and exchanging possession. After a FC Indiana header met the post just 15 minutes in off a free kick, Ann Arbor’s focus sharpened and the attack began.
In the 27th minute, Kaleb Jackson opened up the scoring from a sneaky Yuri Farkas through ball. AFC continued to pressure Indiana which lead to a total of 4 goals in 16 minutes (27, 35, 41, 43). Audi Ann Arbor Man of the Match, Jesse Muskwe had a brace in addition to a converted PK from Kyle Breitmeyer.
The defensive effort led by veteran goalkeeper TJ Tomasso along with center backs Matthieu Braem and David Scott helped keep FC Indiana to just 3 shots in the first half. Colin Watson played his first full 90 for The Mighty Oak and played with composure and confidence as he stepped in for the injured Sam Zisette.
The second half began the way the first ended with Ann Arbor creating a plethora of chances which FC Indiana was able to expose in a counter attack in the 61st minute.
The Lions added a goal off a penalty kick in the 81st minute but the final whistle came too quick, sending AFC back to Tree Town with another 3 points.
AFC Ann Arbor has 6 NPSL regular season matches remaining, 4 of which are at Pioneer High School’s Hollway Field. The Mighty Oak will host Milwaukee Torrent, this coming Friday, June 16th at 7PM. Get your tickets for June 16th match here.