New Orleans Jesters U-19 1 – 3 Port City FC U-19
New Orleans, LA. The New Orleans Jesters lost to Port City FC U-19 by a score of three goals to one Friday night at Pan American Stadium. Forward Denim Lombard scored a goal in each half to lead Port City past the Jesters.
Lombard opened the scoring in the 10th minute as managed to beat the off-side trap and finished neatly past New Orleans goalkeeper Jourdan Schumacher.
Ten minutes after the break Port City doubled their advantage after a New Orleans defender was called for a hand ball as he attempted to control the ball in the box. Midfielder Ivo Jimenez tucked away the spot-kick to make it 2-0.
The Jesters responded to the setback and pulled a goal back within five minutes after midfielder Brendan Folse stripped the ball from the Port City center-midfielder. Folse passed the ball forward to striker Mason Morise who curled a strike over the Port City goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
New Orleans pressed for the equalizer but paid the price as Port City added a third in the 72nd minute with a long ball over the top to Lombard who rounded Schumacher before slotting home.
The Jesters return to action next Wednesday night as they visit Southern States SC U-19’s for a 7:00 PM match; the game will be streamed live at mycujoo.com.
The NPSL U-19 pilot spring season features a nine game schedule with each team playing a home and away series versus the other teams. The participating teams for the spring season are Florida Roots, New Orleans Jesters, Southern States Soccer and Port City FC.
The league runs from March to May. The gameday roster will consist of U-17, U-18, and U-19 players along with up to three overage players. For more information please visit NPSL.com.