Quakes Draw RSL at Rio Tinto

July 25, 2016

The Quakes got Wondo back on the scoring train, but failed to win on the road for the 10th time this season. However, getting points on the road is always a good thing, so don’t be too upset! I was unable to get a prematch done, but I did call a 1-1 draw on twitter.

Some match stats:

  • After the Quakes scored, they sat back, which allowed RSL to lead in possession (62%), shots (14-12), and shots on target (7-3). Amazingly RSL had 200 more passes than the Quakes (492-292). The Quakes seem content to be to sit back after getting a lead as they have only had a two goal lead once the entire season. That strategy backfired Friday.
  • Simon Dawkins led the team with three key passes. He also was dispossessed just once, and had zero unsuccessful first touches (by far his best turnover performance of the season)
  • Quincy’s good: two shots, one on goal. Quincy’s bad: three dispossessions, two unsuccessful first touches. I still want to see Barrett get a start.
  • Bingham: six saves, 46 touches. Ugh.. The defense is really bad without Goodson.
  • The team managed just three blocked shots all game. Ugh.
  • Godoy was beasting defensively: three tackles, six interceptions, two clearances.
  • Cordell Cato did well defensively: two tackles, four interceptions




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