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May 24, 2014
Vaqueros fall to Joplin 2-1

JOPLIN, Mo.---One bad stretch.

A mere three minutes of sloppy play by the Fort Worth Vaqueros allowed the Joplin Demize a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

The Demize took the early lead with a pair of goals in a three-minute span. Joplin opened the scoring in the 15th minute as the Vaqueros tendency to start slow once again materialized. Joplin added a second goal in the 18th minute, when Mikias Teketele blasted a 40 yard shot into the net.
“Again two soft goals early hurt us,” Vaqueros coach Mark Snell said. “I feel like we dominated possession and once again fought hard to comeback.”

The Vaqueros have fallen behind 2-0 in the past three NPSL South Central Conference matches. Fort Worth was able to recover for a 2-2 draw against the Liverpool Warriors at home on May 11. However, on the road to Oklahoma City on Friday and then in Joplin on Saturday the Vaqueros managed only a single goal in the second half of both matches for back-to-back 2-1 losses.

Vaqueros midfielder Hilton Ngwa scored the lone goal with a penalty kick in the 70th minute.

Fort Worth’s Nestor Martinez, 18, made his Vaqueros debut at center forward. The Diamond-Hill Jarvis product made his presence felt with a shot that struck the post in the 13th minute.

The Vaqueros take a break from league play with a non-conference match on Thursday. Fort Worth will play host to Dallas City FC at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at LaGrave Field in the first leg of the Trinity River Cup. The Trinity River Cup is a two-legged series between the two Dallas/Fort Worth clubs celebrating the local rivalry.

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