Ander nets hat trick to give Mutiny historic playoff win

mbmutiny-anderIt took five years for the Myrtle Beach Mutiny to qualify for their first NPSL playoff game. It took them less than an hour – and a little magic from striker Jon Ander – to win their first one.

Ander scored a hat trick to lead the Mutiny (11-1-1) to a 3-1 victory over visiting FC Wichita on Saturday night at Ashley Booth Stadium. The historic win sends the Mutiny into the second round.

Ander put the Mutiny on top early with a goal in the 11th minute, but FC Wichita leveled the score just 5 minutes later. But Ander scored his second goal at the 33-minute mark for a 2-1 halftime edge, then made it a hat trick at the 58-minute mark.

Despite being down to 10 men for the final minutes of the match, the Mutiny defense held off a late assault by FC Wichita to advance. They will host the winner of the Chanttanooga FC-Miami Fusion match next Saturday.

Photo courtesy of MB Mutiny

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