KENYA BROWN - Thursday, August 13, 2020
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone have moved closer to their goal of returning to Italy's Serie A as the forward scored the decisive goal to help them to the win over Pordenone on Wednesday.
Pordenone 0-2 Frosinone
Goals from Camillo Ciano and Andrija Novakovich booked ensured Frosinone passage to the Serie B promotion final as they earned the shutout win over Pordenone at Stadio Nereo Rocco.
Novakovich started and played 60 minutes as the Canaries' victory.
After falling to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their semi-final contest, head coach Alessandro Nesta knew his men had to go all out if they wanted to reach the final. And they did by pressuring the Pordenone goal as soon as the whistle was blown to start the game.
The visitors opened the scoring just seven minutes into the contest when they put together a string of excellent passes in the final third before allowing Andrea Beghetto to send a low cross into the area for a wide open Camillo to steer home.
Frosinone hit them again eight minutes later when Novakovich was able to knock down a free-kick from the back. The ball was recovered by Marcus Rhoden who played the towering American forward into the area with his pass, and he showed calmness to curl his shot around Pordenone goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio.
It was good win for Frosinone and certainly a confidence booster for Novakovich who will be looking to get his name on the scoresheet when the final comes around.
Frosinone will face Spezia in the two-leg final.