The Armada ended their 463 minute goal drought, but it wasn’t enough as they ended the night on level terms with Indy Eleven.
Defender (and leading goal-scorer) Matt Bahner ended the Armada’s scoring woes with a superb effort from distance. The club had not scored since week 3 when (coincidentally) Bahner got his head on the end of a cross and buried it.
The Armada were easily the better team in the first half. Once again, they won the possession battle and used that possession to get into the goalie box. Bahner was able to put a ball in the net, but the Armada are still lacking that finishing touch and were wasteful in front of goal as a result.
The second half was very much the opposite of the first. Indy Eleven maintained possession and peppered the Armada box with dangerous crosses.
Sebastian Evers went out with an apparent groin injury in the 55th minute. It was a bit unlucky for the second choice keeper, as he had been making quite a case for more action moving forward.
The Eleven’s dangerous crosses proved to be problematic for the Armada. Indy forward Justin Braun picked out a cross and headed it home for the equalizer.
The match aired out after the goal, with Indy failing to move the ball forward effectively and the Armada seemingly forgetting every definition of the word “forward.”
The match ended 1-1. Indy Eleven remain unbeaten on the season, but the Armada finally ended their goal drought.
Man of the Match
Danny Barrow easily takes the honor tonight. He was far and away the best player on the pitch for either team tonight and should be a focal point in the attack from now on.