Independence Move Past Memphis
Memphis (TN) - The Charlotte Independence extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 victory over Memphis 901 FC on Saturday night. Independence forward Niki Jackson was in on both scores, including the game-winning header in the 77th minute.
Throughout a quiet first half, the Independence mainly dominated the quality chances, finally breaking through in the 39th minute. Independence defender Clay Dimick crossed in a ball, which Jackson acrobatically kicked forcing a save from Memphis goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell. The rebound fell directly to Jorge Herrera who netted his 72nd career USL Championship regular-season goal.
For a second consecutive game, the Independence only conceded a goal outside of the run of play via a penalty kick. In the 73rd minute, Memphis forward Brandon Allen stepped to the spot and scored the penalty, but follow an altercation, was immediately sent off on a straight red card.
In a dramatic change of the game, Memphis was reduced to 10-men, and then Independence midfielder Enzo Martinez picked out Niki Jackson for the go-ahead score. Collecting all three points, the Independence eliminated Memphis for playoff contention and leapfrogged them in the Eastern Conference Standings.
The Independence will return home for the final regular-season home game this Saturday, October 19th for Kick Breast Cancer Night presented by Novant Health. Tickets are on sale at charlotteindependence.com.
CLT - Jorge Herrera 39'
MEM - Brandon Allen (PK) 73'
CLT - Niki Jackson (Enzo Martinez) 77'
MEM - Ewan Grandison (yellow) 59'
CLT - Niki Jackson (yellow) 62'
MEM - Brandon Allen (red) 75'
CLT - Hugh Roberts (yellow) 75'
CLT - Brandon Miller (yellow) 75'
MEM - Liam Doyle (yellow) 79'
MEM - Pierre Da Silva (yellow) 88'
MEM - Marc Burch (yellow) 90+4'
MEM - Pierre Da Silva (red) 90+6'
CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE STARTING LINEUP
Brandon Miller; Steven Thicot, Hugh Roberts, Clay Dimick, Abdoulie Mansally, Ricardo Bocanegra, Dominic Oduro, Jake Areman (Valentin Sabella - 76'), Niki Jackson, Jorge Herrera, Enzo Martinez
Memphis 901 FC STARTING LINEUP
Jeff Caldwell, Wesley Charpie (Joshua Morton - 85'), Marc Burch, Ewan Grandison, Liam Doyle, Cameron Lindley, Pierre Da Silva, Lagos Kunga, Marcus Epps, Dan Metzger (Elliot Collier - 61'), Brandon Allen
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