Dragons FC Dominate SF City, Win 2-1
Over 1,700 Fans See the Dragons Move into 2nd Place in the Central Pacific Division Standings
The Burlingame Dragons F.C. needed a win on Friday night as they sought to rebound from a disappointing home loss to the BYU Cougars last weekend. The Dragons responded well on Friday night as Burlingame defeated SF City for the 2nd time in two weeks at Dragons Stadium. 1,707 fans witnessed another Dragons victory, this time by a score of 2-1. The Dragons have won the season series with the newcomers from the City, but more importantly, vaulted themselves back into 2nd place in the PDL’s Central Pacific Division which is the final place in the division that earns a playoff berth.
The Dragons would get on the board first, as forward Danny Musovski was dragged down in the penalty area in the 11th minute. Forward Jamael Cox would step up to take the penalty kick from the spot and hammer it home into the lower left corner, past the outstretched arms of San Francisco goalie Andrew Epstein, to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead. It was Cox’s 5th in league play tying him for the team lead in goals with Musovski.
That lead would be short-lived as Musovski got on the board in the 40th minute. The UNLV forward headed home the Dragons second goal of the game off of a set piece taken by Cox, giving Burlingame a comfortable 2-0 lead that they took into halftime. It was Musovski’s 6th goal in four games and Cox’s 4th assist of the season. Both forwards are continuing to prove why some call them the best strike duo in all of the PDL.
San Francisco came out with a renewed sense of purpose in the 2nd half and they got a deserved goal in the 56th minute. Midfielder Ashley Watson would streak down the right side of the field and loft a cross into the center which was headed home by forward Max Mirner, cutting the lead to 2-1. This was as close as SFCFC would get and the Dragons had multiple chances down the stretch to put it away, including forward Khalid Arramdani’s breakway chance in the 88th minute, which was saved by Epstein. The Dragons would see out the game and win by the score of 2-1.
The Dragons improve to 5-4-1 on the season, good for 16 points and 2nd place at the moment, in the PDL’s Central Pacific Division. The loss drops SFCFC(3-4-2- 11 points) into last place in the division, as their playoff hopes get dimmer with each passing game.
Burlingame’s next home game is Saturday, July 2nd as they welcome the BYU Cougars to Dragons Stadium. Kickoff is at 4pm. Tickets are on sale for only $10 and can be purchased on our website at www.burlingamedragons.com