Will Nuttall opened the scoring in the 17th minute when he knocked home a pass by Pablo Gervacio. This goal would be all that the Coyotes would need, but Anthony Chinchilla made sure the game was out of reach in the 75th minute when he sent the rebound of his own missed penalty kick into the back of the net, doubling the lead.
Coyotes Head Coach Ian Hill said he was really proud of the effort the team put into the game. “They came into a hostile environment, controlled the game from the start, and found ways to find the back of the net.
“They (Redding) were well-prepared for our press,” Hill said. “A slight tactical change at halftime allowed us to lock things down.”
Nuttall said that his goal was set up quite well. “It was set up by a good ball from Anthony (Chinchilla) to the head of Pablo (Gervacio) who put it right into my path and I just poked it in.”
Nuttall commented that his goal helped settle the team down.
Chinchilla felt fortunate that his penalty attempt came right back to him. “I hit the PK wrong and at the wrong height. It was an easy save by the keeper, but the bounce came straight to me.”
Chinchilla also felt that his goal sealed the game for the Coyotes. “A 1-0 lead with 15 minutes left is dangerous.”
The Coyotes will head back on the road next week when they head to Chico, CA to take on Chico City Rangers FC at 6 pm. A link to the match will be provided on the team Facebook page, located at http://www.facebook.com/westernnevadafutbolclub.