In a game that started pretty slowly, Montreal were able to capitalize on their chances, and see their unbeaten streak extend to 9 games. A late first half goal by Dorde Mihailovic and a first CF Montreal goal from Alistair Johnston gave Montreal the 2-0 win on the road against Charlotte FC.
There weren’t many opportunities in the opening 20 minutes of this game, and the first half chance came to Joaquin Torres who saw his volleyed effort go into this side netting off of a corner in the 22nd minute.
Andre Shinyashiki would come really close for Charlotte FC in the 37th minute, when his curling effort from the corner of the box would beat Sebastian Breza but not the crossbar. Alan Franco was first to the ball, but his follow up effort went over the bar.
Karol Swiderski would have the next chance for Charlotte, but his shot from about 25 yards out was saved by a stretched out Breza.
CF Montreal would open the scoring in the 45th minute. Torres would play a great ball behind the defenders that Romell Quioto would get to, drive wide, and play a perfect ball into the box that was met by Dorde Mihailovic to make it 1-0. Quioto would be hurt on the play, and had to be subbed off for Kai Kamara.
Lassi Lappalainen had a chance to make it 2-0 four minutes after the restart, but after making a great run, his finishing let him down as his shot went wide of the far post.
After Charlotte FC had a few chances but couldn’t get any shots on target, CF Montreal would double their lead. Kai Kamara would hold the play up nicely and then find Alistair Johnston on the edge of the area, and his low drive would go off the post and in to make it 2-0.
Charlotte looked to answer in the 70th minute when Ben Bender got around Breza, but Samuel Piette got back and was able to block Bender’s shot/cross out of play.
Alistair Johnston almost had his second of the game in the 84th, but this time his effort on goal was turned away by Kristijan Kahlina.
Harrison Afful had Charlotte’s last chance in the 88th Minute. Afful unleashed a powerful strike that was palmed away by Sebastian Breza.
CF Montreal played another strong game on the road. They capitalized on their chances, they defended well and for the most part, stayed clear of unforced errors. I’d like to see Lappalained be more clinical with his chances, and it was a different position for Mathieu Choiniere on Saturday who played pretty well in the midfield.
CF Montreal’s next game will once again be on the road this Wednesday night against Nashville.
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