Photo courtesy of David Calvert/Reno 1868 FC
RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC will walk away from Greater Nevada Field on Saturday feeling like it should have earned more, while Fresno FC will be happy to have escaped with a point after playing to a 1-1 draw in front of 4,724 fans. Fresno got on the scoreboard first – against the run of play – as Bradley Kamdem Fewo sent in a perfect cross from the left wing into the center of the penalty area for Jose Cuevas to finish with his left foot. The Foxes did not have the lead for long, though, as 1868 FC answered immediately following the halftime break. Brian Brown drew a foul seconds into the half and tapped in the equalizer after Zach Carroll headed the ball across goal. Reno had a majority of the opportunities to add to the score line, with Lindo Mfeka’s shot on frame in the 67th minute serving as one of those quality chances. Fresno nearly stole all three points in the 86th minute, but Reno captain Zach Carroll put his body on the line to deny a shot, and JT Marcinkowski made a spectacular stop against Christian Chaney on the follow-up attempt. With the result, Reno moves to 6-3-5 on the year, while Fresno is now 3-4-7 in 2018.
34’ – FRS – Jose Cuevas (Bradley Kamdem Fewo)
46’ – RNO – Brian Brown (Zach Carroll)
Three Things That Matter:
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match
Kyle Reynish, Fresno FC – The goalkeeper recorded nine saves and one interception to help Freno stay unbeaten after two games.
Reno 1868 FC at Orange County SC – June 16, 9 p.m. ET, Champions Soccer Stadium at OC Great Park
Fresno FC vs. Sacramento Republic FC – June 13, 10 p.m. ET, Chukchansi Park