TULSA, Okla. – Forward Michael Nanchoff tallied a second-half brace and forward Kharlton Belmar scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season as T2 scored three unanswered, second-half goals to earn a 3-1 win on the road against Tulsa Roughnecks FC in front of 5,755 fans at ONEOK Field on Saturday night.
Opening a three-game road swing, T2 (4-4-2, 14pts) claimed at least one point on the road in USL competition for a third straight match, having earned wins in two of their last three USL road matches.
Despite conceding the opening goal, T2 answered back scoring three goals in the second half. Nanchoff leveled the match in the 64th minute, pouncing on a cross from Belmar and finishing a half volley from outside the box to beat Tulsa goalkeeper Zac Lubin. Ten minutes later, Nanchoff recorded his second goal of the match to give T2 a 2-1 lead, converting a penalty kick after Roughnecks FC were whistled for a handball in the box.
Belmar added a third goal in second-half stoppage time, scoring on the counter attack after receiving a pass from forward Rundell Winchester. The goal was Belmar’s sixth in 10 USL matches, while he also added an assist on Nanchoff’s game-tying goal.
Tulsa (3-5-2, 11pts) scored its lone goal in the match in the 17th minute as defender Kyle Venter finished from close range off a Chad Bond free kick.
Following Saturday’s match, T2 continue their three-game road swing, facing OKC Energy FC at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Friday, June 5; kickoff is set for 5 p.m. (Pacific).
Friday’s road match will be available live online via a high-definition web stream at www.timbers2.com.
T2 (4-4-2, 14pts) at Tulsa Roughnecks FC (3-5-2, 11pts)
May 30, 2015 – ONEOK Field (Tulsa, Okla.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1 0 1
T2 0 3 3
TUL: Venter (Bond), 17
POR: Nanchoff (Belmar), 64
POR: Nanchoff (penalty kick), 74
POR: Belmar (Winchester), 90
TUL: Bond (Caution), 32
TUL: Galbraith-Knapp (Caution), 39
POR: Gavin (Caution), 39
POR: Richards (Caution), 72
TUL: Cordeiro (Caution), 86
POR: Belmar (Caution), 90
Lineups & Stats
POR: GK Gleeson, D Richards, D Clarke, D Evans, D Thoma, M Payne, M Casiple (Besler, 67), M Gavin ©, F Winchester, F Belmar, F Nanchoff
Substitutes Not Used: GK Luthy, D Rose, F Tshuma
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 8
TUL: GK Lubin, D Brewster (Price, 83), D Grimes, D Venter, D Davoren, M Galbraith-Knapp (Bell, 67), M Bond, M Miller (Ballew, 83), M Cordeiro, F Ochoa (Lorei, 83), F Nwabueze (Bardsley, 61)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Feener, M Black
TOTAL SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2
Referee: Tyler Mitcham
Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Eric Bares
4th Official: Truman Berghall
Weather: Cloudy, 63 degrees