Steven Wright of Sacramento opened the tally with a goal in the 44th minute to give the visiting Sacramento Gold a 1-0 lead. However, that was short lived as the Stompers came from behind thanks to a brace from Zanin Mahic. His penalty kick goal in the 69th minute drew the game even at 1-1 but his winning strike in the 88th minute sealed the comeback, giving the home team a 2-1 victory.
Flickr set – photos include the instagram posts- Photos by Nap Badillo/Nap Ba.
The win was the second straight for the Stompers and placed them in third position (9 points) in the Golden Gate Conference behind newcomer El Farolito (14 points) and perennial contender Aguiluchos (14 points)–who contested against each other earlier that day. The Hayward team is currently on a 3 game unbeaten streak. The loss was the second this season for the Gold, who are in last place with 4 points, all of them draws. They are yet to win a match this season.
Next up for the Stompers is a road trip to Turlock to face newcomer Academica SC on Saturday May 5 at 7pm, while the Gold returns home to host Sonoma County Sol on the same day, same start time. The two teams will meet again on June 23, this time in Sacramento in which either or both teams could be battling for a playoff berth, or for pride.
Take from the NPSL (Sacramento Gold): https://www.npsl.com/news_article/show/913282?referrer_id=1510764