A penalty kick in the 85th minute ended the Fresno Fuego’s 10-match unbeaten streak as the Burlingame Dragons escaped with a 2-1 win in the Premier Development League at Burlingame High School on Friday night.
The Fuego struck early, scoring on Diego Medina’s goal in the fourth minute. But the Dragons rallied back after halftime, evening the score on Khaladi Arramdani’s strike in the 56th minute. Thirty minutes later, a foul in the box gave Burlingame a penalty that Daniel Musovski converted for the winner.
They were the first goals allowed by the Fuego in four matches. Fresno had held its opponents scoreless for 419 minutes entering Friday.
475 Fresno Fuego had gone without conceding a goal until the Burlingame Dragons scored in the 56th minute of Friday’s match
The Fuego (9-3-1), which clinched the Central Pacific Division title with last weekend’s 1-0 win over the Southern California Seahorses, will wrap up the regular season Sunday at San Francisco City FC. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. at Kezar Stadium.
Burlingame improves to 6-4-2 with 20 points and two games to play. The Dragons need just two points to lock up second place in the division with only the Las Vegas Mobsters (3-5-3) still alive in the postseason race with 12 points and three games remaining.
Should the Dragons be runner-up, it will set up a rematch against the Fuego in the Central Pacific Division playoff game set for next week. Match details have not yet been announced.