TULSA, OK– The Tulsa Roughnecks played host to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Wednesday, April 24th that ONEOK Field. After the Roughnecks suffered two losses on the road they were looking to capitalize at home. However, the first half proved to be very uneventful as neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes. The story for the first half would be best described as a missed opportunity. The Roughnecks nearly caught came from an attempted right-footed bicycle kick from Janu Silva in the 40th minute but was denied by the crossbar.
The second half saw the Roughnecks press higher and come off their lines a little bit. In a result for their efforts, we saw Rodrigo Da Costa find the back of the net in the 68th minute with an assist from AJ Ajeakwa. The excitement did not stop there as we saw Da Costa score another in stoppage time, earning a brace and his third goal of the season. Both teams had their chances, but it was Tulsa that was able to capitalize, and the game would finish in favor of the Roughnecks 2-0.
The Tulsa Roughnecks will be back in action next Saturday, April 27th at ONEOK Field when they take on the Oklahoma City Energy FC.
Tulsa Roughnecks — Mason Stajduhar, Luca Lobo, Cyprian Hedrick, Mallan Roberts, Moses Makinde, Manny Gonzalez (Akeil Barrett – 78’), Jeff Addai, Cristhian Altamirano (Brayan Reyes – 85’), Fabian Bastidas (AJ Ajeakwa – 63’), Rodrigo Da Costa, Janu Silva.
Substitutes not used — Andrew MacRae, Renan Ferreira, Anthony Legendre, Toby Uzo.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC — Clint Irwin, Jamal Jack, Sam Raben, Ibrahim Yaro (Alex Molano – 85’), Ismaila Jome, Jordan Schweitzer, Rony Argueta, Jordan Burt, Kwasi Donsu (Shane Malcom – 62’), Cesar Romero (Mike Seth – 73’), Audre Shinyashiki.
Substitutes not used — Abraham Rodriguez, Matt Hundley.
TRFC: Rodrigo Da Costa – 68’ & 90+1’.
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees