Jordan Pefok is a man on fire at the moment as he scored the opener for Young Boys to help them to the win over St. Gallen in Swiss Super League action over the weekend.
Young Boys 2-1 St. Gallen
Goals from Jordan Pefok and Felix Mambimbi were enough to help Young Boys hold off St. Gallen and escape with all three points at Stadion Wankdorf.
Pefok would put in a 69-minute shift for the defending champions, as they now head into their mid-week Champions League group game against Serie A side Atalanta brimming with confidence.
It would be the American forward who would open the scoring for the host just three minutes into the contest when he headed the ball following a cross from Michel Aebischer. The ball was able to slip under the arm St. Gallen goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi and then hit the inside of the bar before crossing the goal line.
It was Pefok’s fifth goal of the season, putting joint second among the goal scorers in the Super League, and his ninth overall this season.
Pefok had an excellent chance to double Young Boys’ lead six minutes later when he was fed the ball from a cross from the right side, but his effort trickled just wide of the goal.
The champions dominated the game and should have added more to their goal tally in the first half, but they had to wait until the restart to add their second through Mambimbi.
St. Gallen would make things interesting when they cut their deficit in the 61st minute with a goal from Kwadwo Duah, but Young Boys did enough to hold on for the win.
Young Boys sits in second place in the standings with 14 points, eight behind leaders Basel, but they do have a game in hand.