By Benson Petit-Clair and Michel Pierre Louis
The New England Revolution earned an impressive come-from behind 2-1 win over the visiting Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium with more than 19,000 fans in attendance. The win extends the New England’s unbeaten run to six games highlighted with an improbable five game winning streak which started with a 1-0 win against Chivas.
The Impact opened the scoring courtesy of Callum Wallace, a 24 year old Scottish midfielder, at the 13th minute mark of the match assisted by New England’s nemesis Jack McInerney, and Mamadou Danso.
The Revs tallied twice later in the half with goals from Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen to take a 2-1 advantage into the break.
Rowe collected an ill-cleared ball in the 23rd minute just outside of the box and unleashed a rocket that Perkins was only able to get a hand to; but unable to stop it from going in.
Shortly thereafter, following a couple of nicely strung passes between Nguyen, and Jones, Davies flicked Nguyen in on goal , who rounded the keeper and beautifully chipped the ball into the net.
“Yeah it was not the ideal situation we had in mind, but credit to the guys. They fought hard, they were relentless. It takes a lot of heart to come back like that three games in a row, but now we had a good home sprawl. Now we need to go to Columbus and get some points there and hopefully we can get off on a front foot there,” Nguyen reckons after the match.
The second half was largely uneventful, as both sides finished it on a goalless note. Revolution star midfielder Jermaine Jones exited the match during halftime, and was replaced by Scott Caldwell. Jones was seen walking on a boot after the game.
“I don’t know the name of that player, but he tried maybe two, three times, without the ball, to kick me,” admitted the U.S. international midfielder.
“One time he got me and it’s not nice when you feel like you have players that try to hurt you – like this guy tried to hurt me.”
The New England Revolution, third in the Eastern Conference standing, returns to league action on Saturday, September 20th when they travel to Columbus, Ohio to face the Columbus Crew. The Impact, however, will return home to host San Jose on Saturday.
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