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Reno Romps Timbers 2

By AARON CRANFORD -, 09/24/17, 12:15AM EDT


Kelly, Hoppenot each net two as Reno claims 6-1 win

RENO, Nev. – Reno 1868 FC’s incredible season continued on Saturday evening, as the Western Conference contender recorded a 6-1 victory against Portland Timbers 2 at Greater Nevada Field. Dane Kelly and Antoine Hoppenot each recorded a brace to lead Reno to victory, while Lindo Mfeka and Mackenzie Pridham also scored on the night. Max Ornstil scored the only goal of the game for Portland, which falls to 2-19-6 this season. Reno improves to 15-6-7 this campaign.

10’ – RNO – Dane Kelly (Kip Colvey)
13’ – RNO – Dane Kelly (Chirs Wehan)
32’ – RNO – Lindo Mfeka (Dane Kelly)
49’ – RNO – Antoine Hoppenot (Matt LaGrassa)
59’ – RNO – Antoine Hoppenot (Lindo Mfeka)
61’ – RNO – Mackenzie Pridham
73’ – POR – Max Ornstil (Tomas Granitto)

Three Things That Matter:

  • 1. Reno has already clinched its spot in the USL Cup Playoffs and broke the single-season goals scored record this season, but the club continues to produce. 1868 FC now has 69 goals scored this campaign, and the club has three games remaining in the regular season to add to that number.
  • 2. While both Dane Kelly and Antoine Hoppenot each scored two goals against Portland, Lindo Mfeka impressed yet again. The midfielder, who scored a hat trick for the club in his last outing, provided one assist and scored one goal on Saturday. He also completed 82.1 percent of his passes on the evening and helped out on the defensive end when needed.
  • 3. After playing the role of spoiler in its last outing, Portland was unable to continue its success against the Western Conference’s top sides on Saturday. The club was able to frustrate Real Monarchs SLC on Sept. 8, playing to a 0-0 draw at Providence Park, but Reno’s attack was too much too handle, as the team’s back line struggled to stop 1868 FC’s number of quality forwards and attacking midfielders. Man of the Match:
Lindo Mfeka, Reno 1868 FC –
For the second week in a row, Mfeka earns Man of the Match honors, as he continued to be an impact player for Reno with a goal and an assist during Saturday’s victory.

Upcoming Games:
Reno 1868 FC vs. Real Monarchs SLC – September 30, 10 p.m. ET, Greater Nevada Field
Portland Timbers 2 vs. Phoenix Rising FC – September 27, 10:30 p.m. ET, Providence Park

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