By Tulsa Athletic
Aaron Ugbah scored in the 90th minute, lifting Tulsa Athletic to a 2-1 win over OKC 1889 FC on Saturday, June 17 at Soldier Field on the campus of Rogers State University. The win propelled the green and yellow into first place in the Heartland Conference.
With the win, Tulsa Athletic moved to 4-1-2 with 14 points in the Heartland Conference. OKC dropped to 4-2-1 with 13 points.
Ugbah tallied the game-winning goal seconds into five minutes of stoppage time as goalkeeper Bryson Reed played a perfect punt out to Ugbah. Then Ugbah took a few touches before he hit a strike from the right side of the box to put Tulsa Athletic up 2-1 late in the contest.
After a scoreless first half, OKC 1889 FC took a 1-0 edge early in the second half in the 48th minute.
Luis Flores opened his account with Tulsa Athletic, evening the score at 1-1 in the 72nd minute. Ugbah served a ball to Flores in the box, and Flores hit a shot over the top of the OKC goalkeeper to put the score at 1-1.
In the 84th minute, OKC 1889 was given a penalty kick after a handball in the box. Goalkeeper Bryson Reed made a diving save to keep the score even at 1-1 late in the contest.
Reed finished as the Man of the Match with the penalty save to go with his assist on the game-winning goal. Ugbah finished with a goal and an assist in only 22 minutes off the bench.
Tulsa Athletic continues their three-match home streak on Saturday, June 24 against Arkansas Wolves SC at 7:30 pm. A live video stream will be available on Tulsa Athletic’s YouTube channel.
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