Yellow, Tx. - Ambientazo, emotions in bulk and a big debut of FC Amarillo, who defeated FC Lubbock 9-6 in the first semiprofessional indoor soccer match played in this square at the Civic Center Coliseum.
Although FC Yellow's coach, Chad Webb, gave him the opportunity to play the whole squad, the end of the match picked up two heroes: Vitor Patriani with 4 goals and goalkeeper José Flores with at least 5 saves that were already scoring goal .
"Thanks to all of Amarillo, his support was sensational," Patriani said, surrounded by fans like the rest of the local players at the end of the game.
The historic match, as expected, was a come and go with a deceptive domain by the local team, which went blank in the first quarter, while FC Lubbock came forward with a cross shot by Victor Dominguez.
As soon as the second half started, Miguel Reyes leveled that 1-1 and from then on the locals buried the visitors on a leather mountain with 7 more scores, with Patriani's 4 and solo goals by Abel Olivas, Nick Coulson and Conrod. Gouldbourne, who were chanted by some 1,500 souls before the break 8-3.
The second part was from Lubbock. Their players came to sell face the defeat and approached the score to 8-6 in the third and fourth period. It was in this phase that the figure of José Flores became big, saving at least 5 annotations to the local team, each and every one chanted by the fans.
"I do not know what happened," coach Webb acknowledged about the team's doldrums at the end of that.
Even Lubbock was on a save from Flores to get close to a goal with almost two minutes left to play, but Scott Smith wasted the opportunity.
With the nerve to everything that gives, Felipe Silva put the definitive 9-6 to five seconds to end the game in the most chanted goal of the afternoon.
"We really did not wait for the response of the people. Thank you all for coming to support us, "said Julio Sharawi Molina, who was on the verge of scoring on at least 3 occasions but in the clearest opponent, John Thomas, won the match.
Smiling, Conrod Goulbourne, said that the game was sensational because of the result and the fan of the fans.
Sergio Cavazos, who played only a few minutes in the first quarter, said it was the team's debut that was very exciting.
"I am very excited, it is really very stimulating to see all these people of different nationalities being here united by a team and a sport," said the co-owner of FC Amarillo, Stephanie Tucker.
Advancement that will begin to work with the second friendly of FC Yellow, scheduled for June 3, and invited the fans to support them.