RJ DEMELLO - Sunday, June 30, 2013
American forward Chuck Chijindu's fourth goal helped to pave the way for Thor in an important road win over Keflavik on Sunday.
The American trio of Josh Wicks, Chijindu, and Joe Funicello all got the start in Thor's victory at Keflavik on Sunday.
Funicello played in the defense with Wicks behind him in goal, while Chijindu took his normal spot up top.
Sure enough it was Chijindu who opened the scoring with a goal in the 26th minute. The goal brings the UCONN Alumni up to four on the season, good enough for joint fourth goal scorer in the league.
Despite a yellow card on Funicello, the visitor's good first half couldn't be spoiled. Johann Hannesson finished off a chance in the 45th minute to double Thor's lead.
The team from Akureyri put the nail in the coffin in the 84th minute with another goal this time from Sveinn Jonsson.
Keflavik were able to pull one back in the 93rd minute through Arnor Traustason, but it was too little too late.
The only blemish on the night for the Americans happened in the 67th minute with Wicks coming out of the match with an injury.
The win for Thor catapults them above Keflavik and into eighth place in the league. The team now has 10 points from nine games and sits seven points above the relegation zone. Their next match sees them stay on the road to face off against second to last place IA Akranes Wednesday.
Keflavik now falls to ninth place by remaining on seven points from nine games. Up next for the team from the south is a home match against fourth place Breidablik on Sunday.