By New Orleans Jesters
The New Orleans Jesters defeated Tallahassee SC 4-1 tonight at Pan American Stadium. With the win, the Jesters moved up into fourth position in the Gulf Coast Conference standings with one game remaining. The top four teams advance to the postseason.
New Orleans opened the scoring in the 35th minute after midfielder Jowayne Laidley whipped in a corner from the far side. Defender Soren Yuhaschek met the cross and snapped a header into the far corner.
The Jesters doubled their advantage in the 52 minute with a well-worked counterattack. Forward Sheldon Green received the ball wide on the left and crossed to Laidley who swept a volleyed finish into the goal.
Tallahassee pulled a goal back from a corner kick on the hour mark, but five minutes later New Orleans added a third with a precise strike from distance by midfielder Jackson Hulme.
In stoppage time at the end of the match, Sheldon Green added a fourth goal for the Jesters with a close-range finish from another corner kick. It was Green’s team-leading 11th goal of the season.
The Jesters conclude the regular season Saturday night vs. Florida Roots at Pan American Stadium. Gates open at 6:00 pm with kickoff set for 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and available at nolajesters.com.
Photo Credit: James E. Cage Jr.