By Napa Valley 1839 FC
Napa Valley 1839 FC hosted their fourth home league game this Saturday, June 10th, at Justin Siena Dodd Stadium. FC Davis made their way up Interstate 80 to play against Napa in what many would consider a goalfest.
912 fans were in attendance for the early June game. It seemed all of the fans were supporting the home team 1839, but there were some Davis voices in the crowd.
Prior to the game kickoff Napa Valley 1839 FC and A&J Vineyard Supply presented a check to Ole Health for $5,000 to benefit farmworker health services.
FC Davis striker Aaron Farnan grabbed a goal in the seventh minute to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. After multiple chances, Paris Martins crossed the ball to Oscar Ortiz for a header in the 23rd minute. The resulting goal tied the game at 1-1.
Only four minutes later Ortiz gifted his own cross from near the corner of the 18-yard box. The cross found leading goalscorer Dario Pavon for another header, and Napa took a 2-1 lead.
Multiple chances for both teams came before the end of the first half, but Napa retained their 2-1 lead.
Napa came out strong in the second half. Victor Cascon scored in the 51st minute to give Napa the 3-1 advantage.
However, FC Davis didn’t give up and Farnan scored his second goal just seven minutes later to cut Napa’s lead to 3-2. In the 67th minute, Napa’s Ryan Kane entered the game as a substitute, and after multiple passes in succession, he scored two minutes later to give Napa the 4-2 lead.
In the 76th minute, FC Davis played a quick free kick and grabbed a goal from Nick Hyde to make it 4-3. With 12 minutes plus stoppage time to play, anything could happen and it did.
FC Davis equalized in the 92nd minute with a goal from Adewumi Aladetimi to close out the exciting match.
Napa now heads to Davis for the highly anticipated rematch on Saturday, June 17th. Please visit napavalley1839.com for more information on Napa Valley 1839 FC.
Photo Credit: Don Lex