Malawi national football team attacker Yamikani Chester is steadily building his reputation at United States League (USL) Championship side Las Vegas Lights after scoring his third goal of the season for the struggling side.
Chester scored the second goal as Lights blew away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to LA Galaxy II Wednesday at Dignity Health Tennis Centre.
The former Be Forward Wanderers midfielder was disappointed to have lost the match despite scoring the teams’ second goal.
“We are struggling and it is difficult to win matches. Anyway that is part of the game. A lot is happening here and we are sure that things will change. I have scored my third goal and this shows how I am settling in the team. I just hope we will win matches in succession,” he said.
Lights took the lead in the 14th minute through Seth Moses before Chester extended his teams lead in the 28th minute.
LA Galaxy II then pulled one back through Augustine Williams make it 2-1 before the break.
Jonathan Perez equalised in the 62nd minute before Williams converted a penalty in the 84th minute to secure a 3-2 win.
Lights remain bottom in USL Championship Group B with just nine points from 12 matches after winning two games since the start of the season.
Phoenix Rising are leading the table with 26 points from 12 matches whereas LA Galaxy II lie second with 21 points from the same number of games.