RJ DEMELLO - Friday, July 5, 2013
Joe Funicello and Chuck Chijindu featured in Thor's thrilling victory away against IA Akranes on Wednesday.
Wicks left the team's match at the weekend in the second half with an injury, an event that may have played a part in the 29 year old not getting the start in goal. Funicello played in defense, earning a yellow card in the 69th minute. Meanwhile, Chijindu continued his stellar play, starting up top and scoring his league second best fifth goal on the season.
Neither team could find a breakthrough in the first 45 minutes, setting the stage for a thrilling second stanza.
The match really started to heat up in the second half with the former Chivas USA player Chijindu opening the scoring in the 69th minute.
The away teams fortuned seemed to look even better in the 88th minute when Akranes midfielder Joey Gudjonsson was sent off with a red card.
However, that all seemed to change when Akranes substitute Gardar Gunnlaugsson converted a penalty kick in the 94th minute.
In a wild turn of events Thor marched down the field and forced Eggert Karlsson into an own goal to give the visitors the points at the death.
Thor now moves up one spot to seventh in the league with 13 points from 10 games. Up next they return home to take on the team directly above them in the standings IBV.
As for Akranes they now sit dead last in the table with only three points from 10 matches. The team will look to get things going again in a relegation six pointer, taking on the 11th place team Fylkir away from home.