By Chuck Reherman
MUSTANG – When it comes to the Bedlam Battle on the Pitch, Yukon seemingly always has trouble playing on the road.
Thursday night was no different.
The Broncos scored four first half goals and rolled to a 6-0 win over Yukon at Mustang.
It was the second loss of the season for the Millers, 2-2, who have lost both road games.
“We were up against a team that was just way better than us,” Yukon head coach Neil Hilton said. “We were just overwhelmed, they are a powerhouse and just ran over us. They are very good team and I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t go deep into the playoffs and even play for the championship.
“Plus, we were coming off a a very physical and emotional game just two days before,” he said. “I’m not making excuses, they were just that better of a team. They are very quick and athletic and they were just too much for us that night.”
Mustang came out attacking a pressed the Millers from the opening kick. The Broncos missed on two early opportunities before Julian Bolden scored on a shot in front of the net in the ninth minute of the match.
The Broncos added to their lead in the 19th minute when Isaias Silva got free and rocketed a shot past Yukon keeper Caen Allen for the second goal of the match.
Mustang ran their lead to 3-0 in the 30th minute off a corner kick. The ball sailed to the middle of the goal box and Mung Mang got his foot on the ball and past the keeper.
After Yukon was given a yellow card on a hard tackle, the Broncos put on another attack and got another corner kick attempt, their fifth of the first half. On the kick to the goal, the ball was deflected and rattled around in a crowded box before Mang again got his foot on the ball and sent in the shot to the lower right corner of the net. The goal came with 3:06 remaining in the half.
“We didn’t play as well as we could have, but we did go out and compete,” Hilton said. “I know it was a lopsided loss, but I was not disappointed in our players. We just need to put it behind us and go forward from here.”