April, 1st 2017
Napa Valley 1839 FC vs Sacramento Gold
Napa Valley 1839 FC falls 2-0 to Sacramento Gold after a well fought match. Despite Napa having a good time lapse of plays, they weren't able to capitalize important approaches.
When Napa seemed to be dominating the game and creating chances in the first minutes of play, Sacramento decided to show up and score their first goal on the 18th minute when Roberto Mendoza found the back of the net. First half concluded with Sacramento leading Napa by the lone goal.
As second half came on it seemed to be that it was only a matter of time before Napa got back in the game when Sacramento Gold but once again Sacramento would capitalize on mistakes as forward Matthew Wiesenfarth crossed to the first post to find #11 Samuel Gonzalez, to put the ball behind the net in the 64th minute.
After Napa conceded their second goal. It looked like Sacramento Gold was ready to dig the 3rd goal of the night by playing direct and knocking on Napa’s goalkeeper Roberto Llamas goal. Llamas would come up big for Napa as he had some really great saves that would keep the contest close. Adrian Maldonado would prevent a third goal as he cleared a ball at the goal line with a fantastic bicycle kick.
Napa fought till the end to tried and get a goal back, after a good 10 minute time lapse at the end of the match of getting a couple corners and headers towards goal. Unfortunately that wasn't enough and the match ended with a 2-0 loss.
After the game Coach Jesus Media stated “we are a new team that still needs a lot of work, but I am confident that the team has a lot of ambition and intensity to get better” he also asked the fans to “please be patient, the winning days will come” as he thinks the team did well despite some errors here and there but everything is fixable.
Captain Adrian Maldonado said “we are a new team that is still finding our style of play still, we are trying our best to represent the people of Napa” as he emphasized that playing at the Napa Memorial Stadium again is a dream.
Next week Napa valley 1839 FC go away from home to visit East Bay FC Stompers and be part as their Home Opener.