Flames midfielder Yamikani Chester on Wednesday scored his third United States League (USL) Championship goal for Las Vegas Lights to secure a two-all draw against leaders Reno 1868 FC.
Lights went into this match as underdogs and were on the verge of suffering a fifth defeat in seven games, but Chester’s 25th minute strike ensured the two sides shared the spoils for the third time.
Any result from this encounter was insignificant for Lights in their title campaign as they were already eliminated from play-offs.
“We desperately needed a win in this encounter but, still, it feels great to have helped my team avoid a defeat,” said Chester, whose team’s last win came on August 25 against Orange County SC.
According to www.nevadasportsnet.com, the result means Reno FC have secured top spot in group A, a third-straight Silver State Cup and remains in the running for the overall top seed in the USL Championship playoffs.
As for Lights, they are stuck at the bottom of five-team group B with 11 points from the same number of games.
His representative James Woods-Nkhutabasa said he is thrilled by the ex-Mighty Tigers FC star’s hard-working spirit in the foreign land.