Start to finish it was all Loudoun United as the USL Championship side made quick work of Flower City Union in a 5-0 win for the home side. The star of the show was no other than Tommy Williamson who scored a first half brace.
It didn’t take long for Williamson or Loudoun United to get started as he opened the scoring in the 6th minute. It’d be Panos Armenakas who’s darting run into the box would lead him to find his striker who from inside the box was able to slot it home.
The second goal for both Williamson and Loudoun would come from a giveaway in the Flower City midfield and this time it’d be ElMedkhar who’d find the No. 9 who made no mistake and doubled their lead in the 35th minute.
Abdoul Zanne ⚡️— Loudoun United FC (@LoudounUnitedFC) April 27, 2023
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A bright spot for Flower City though was the performance of midfielder Oscar Sanchez who all night was able to beat the first wave of press and carry the ball deep for NISA side. Sanchez would force multiple saves and created a lot of chances in the opening 45 minutes.
It’d be a back breaking third goal though as Loudoun would triple their lead this time through the man in form Zach Ryan. The former Stanford standout has been simply unplayable this season as the goal against Flower City would mark his 9th goal contribution in Loudoun’s opening six games. the ninth being assisted by Samake in the 40th minute.
A bench had a big part to play in the win for Loudon and nothing encapsulates that more than Abdoul Zanne’s goal in just the 49th minute. He had just replaced Armenakas at halftime and he wasted no time as he would pounce on a deflection from the Flower City keeper and make it 4-0.
The final goal of the match would come from the man who helped create one in the first half. It’d be Kalil ElMedkhar to be the final man on the scoresheet, scoring the same way as his teammate Zanne. It came from a good save from Flower City keeper Michael Mejia who did well to parry away the shot but an unmarked Elmedkhar would have a simple finish in the end and would make it 5-0 in the 62nd minute.
Loudoun United are embarking on what is now a good run of form and they’ll need it as they will host an MLS side for the first time at Segra Field.