Handball on Charlotte gives UK a free kick in a dangerous place. ElMedkhar’s free kick finds Leon Jones but it’s saved.
UK 0-0 CHA (10′)
Flag is up as ElMedkhar puts the ball in the back of the net after Reyes hit the through ball and Kalil rounded the keeper.
UK 0-0 CHA (24′)
UK’s rearguard careless on a clearance, but they orgainze quickly to win the ball back.
UK 0-0 CHA (26′)
Half an hour played.
UK being patient in attack as Charlotte has mostly played on the counter.
Wildcats with a 3-1 shots advantage, 2-0 in attempts on goal.
UK 0-0 CHA
JJ Williams has a go from distance, and it takes a deflection, but that deflection deadens much of the ball’s momentum and in the end it’s easily saved.
UK 0-0 CHA (44′)
Leon Jones nodds a cross down in the box for ElMedkhar and his sharp-angle shot is saved.
UK 0-0 CHA (45′)
Half time: Kentucky 0, Charlotte 0
Mabika at full stretch on the slide to send it out for a Charlotte corner.
The visitors asking more questions this second half.
UK 0-0 CHA (72′)
Goal – Kentucky.
It’s the first of Jason Reyes’ career.
UK takes a 1-0 lead in the 78th minute.
Charlotte throwing numbers forward now as they have to chase the game and JJ Williams has gotten in behind them a few times, but the finish has been missing so far.
UK 1-0 CHA (80′)
What an intervention by Meinzer on the break! Charlotte had numbers rushing forward after Jones lost a challenge way out in UK’s attacking half.
UK 1-0 CHA (88′)
Final Kentucky 1, Charlotte 0
At 6-0-1 (2-0-0 C-USA), Kentucky is off to the best start through seven matches in program history. They face ETSU next Wednesday at the Bell.
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