Forbes sixth goal helps San Antonio extend lead


PORTLAND, United States, Apr 29, CMC – Turks and Caicos international Billy Forbes scored his sixth goal of the season as San Antonio FC dominated home side Portland Timbers 4-0 in the United Soccer League here Friday night.

Playing at Providence Park, the 26-year-old opened the scoring in the first half to help put San Antonio up 2-0 at half-time, with two second half goals arriving in injury time to further sink the hosts.

The victory helped stretch unbeaten San Antonio’s lead at the top of the Western Conference, pushing them to 19 points from seven outings while Timbers remained one from bottom with their sixth defeat in their seven matches.

San Antonio took the lead against the run of play in the 20th minute when Forbes curled in a superb finish from close range. Kris Tyrpak collected a loose ball on the half-way line, sprayed a pass out right where Forbes collected just outside the 18-yard box before bursting into the area, evading his two markers and beating goalkeeper Wade Hamilton at the far post.

Cesar Elizondo then added the second goal in the 34th as San Antonio cruised to a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break.

Afterwards, San Antonio remained in control of the game as Portland searched for a way back but with time ticking away at the end, substitute Zachary Herivaux added to the hosts’ misery when he scored in the first minute of injury time.

Things came apart at the seams for Portland moments later when Elizondo scored his second of the game.

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