The following appears courtesy of Fort Worth Vaqueros Media Relations.
SAGINAW, Texas _ Fort Worth’s attacking duo of Dade Horton and Nestor Martinez proved too dangerous for the Liverpool Warriors Tuesday night in NPSL action as the Vaqueros earned a 3-1 victory behind the duo’s stellar play at Saginaw’s Rough Rider Stadium.
Horton opened the scoring in the 17th minute. The Vaqueros took the 2-0 lead when Horton fed Martinez in the 27th minute. Martinez added his second in the 36th minute to take the 3-1 lead into the half.
“We played very well,” Horton said. “We started off very fast with the one goal. We played well defensively throughout the game and scored our opportunities to get us the win.”
Vaqueros midfielder Hilton Ngwa assisted on the third goal for his first point of the season. Ngwa played a key role in the Vaqueros attack in 2014. However, this season a knee injury has prevented him from much playing time until Tuesday night.
Ngwa dominated the midfield to guide the Vaqueros play for much of the night.
“We were aware of their strange tactical system,” Vaqueros coach Mark Snell said. “We prepared a plan and the boys played it out.”
Vaqueros central defender Kameron Maney, a Fort Worth product, filled in nicely for injured centerback Jacob Speed.
The Vaqueros return to action on Saturday in a non-conference exhibition against the Major League Soccer Houston Dynamos’ under-23 squad. The match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Texas Wesleyan’s Martin Field.