The New Orleans Jesters scored on a free kick by Oliver Roberts in the 65th minute as they survived a furious second half comeback by league-leaders Chattanooga FC, winning 3-2 at Pan American Stadium Saturday evening.
Oliver Roberts of the Jesters opened the scoring by lofting an endline pass from Hisham Kasimu over the defense in the 8th minute. Kasimu then disentangled himself from a defender and blasted a left-footed shot that beat Chattanooga goalie Philip D’Amico to give the Jesters a 2-0 lead in the 18th minute.
Despite playing a man down after Pierre Bocquet drew a red card in the first half, Chattanooga FC got goals from Santiago Moore in the 56th minute and Felipe Oliveira just six minutes later to tie the score before Roberts sealed the Jesters’ win with the free kick.
The Jesters return to action next Saturday (June 23) at Pan American Stadium, hosting Inter Nashville FC at Pan American Stadium at 7 p.m.