By Gabriel Naudin/Oxnard Guerreros FC
Oxnard kept it rolling Saturday night against Riverside Coras with a 4-0 statement win.
The Guerreros were able to pull the double on the Coras with a 4-2 win to start the season and this one to begin the second half of the NPSL season.
Oxnard was able to get off to a quick start just as they did last week. In the 18th minute of play Brenton Frame was able to put the Guerreros on the board. This is Frame’s sixth goal of the year and got the Guerreros off to the start they needed.
It seemed like it would be all Oxnard on the night, but the Coras side began applying major pressure after conceding. Riverside had multiple chances within the box, but Angel Cervantes remained cool and kept the Coras off the scoresheet.
Both teams would go back and forth, but neither side was able to get that important second goal of the game.
Halftime came and went and Oxnard came out with the same fire it had in the first half. Early on in the second half Victor Estrada collected a ball on the wing and was looking to play in a dangerous ball in search of the second. Frame came bombing into the box from 30 yards away and Estrada put it right on his foot and Frame was able to collect his seventh goal of the year and his fifth goal against Riverside on the season.
“Our team worked really hard today and they set me up with a couple of good chances, and I really just wanted to get another win,” Frame said.
A third would be added after Raul Gonzales was able to break past the back line and find some space. He didn’t hesitate and was able to put a third in the back of the net for Oxnard and give them the 3-0 lead with just over 20 minutes to play.
As the game came to an end Oxnard was awarded a free kick just outside the box. Joncarlo Tamayo stood over the ball and after a runover from Frame sent a laced ball into the box in search of a Guerreros player. Gabriel Naudin found himself at the end of it and was able to lash a ball into the corner of the net. This goal would give the Guerreros a 4-0 lead and all but solidify the result.
A few moments later the final whistle went and Oxnard collected its second straight win and third overall on the year.
“Our team is continuing to focus, dial in, and work hard,” Frame concluded. “We go hard every day in training and it is finally paying off. Our team is starting to click and you are starting to see some of that.”
The Guerreros now sit in sixth place and are within striking distance of the top four with a crucial away game coming May 4 against a Temecula side that got the best of them the first time around. The Guerreros will look to make it three in a row and jump to the fifth spot, inching themselves ever so close to their first playoff bid in club history.
Photo Credit: Brandon Jones/Oxnard Guerreros FC