WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Not even an early deficit could slow the Outlaws down.
Behind goals from four difference players, Ogden rolled to its fourth straight victory, dumping the Pali Blues 4-2 in Premier Development League action on Friday night at Bonneville High School.
"Getting this one was big; it gives us some confidence for our game tomorrow," said midfielder/forward Chance Bukoski, who tallied one of those goals in the opening half. "I think the biggest difference for our team this year is our attitude. We have great team chemistry this year; we get along and we work hard, and respect each other.
"For us, it really doesn't matter who does what or who is on the field, we're trying to do what our coaches ask us to do and we all have the same goal. We want to keep winning and have a chance to go to the playoffs."
Ogden improved to 6-3-2 overall (20 points), closing within three points of division-leading Ventura County, which it will face tonight at 6 p.m. at Bonneville in a crucial home match.
The Outlaws fell behind in the fifth minute of play when the Blues' Luis Flores hooked a shot from deep in the right corner of the box inside the far post.
Ogden wouldn't trail for long, however, as Jordan Roylance knocked the ball home during a scramble in front of the box. Renan Fernandes had the assist on the play.
The Outlaws surged into the lead when Bukoski corralled a rebound after a missed shot and blasted it home to put the home team up 2-1.
"For whatever reason we didn't start as strongly as we could have," Ogden owner/head coach Mike Hickman Sr. "I don't know if we look at the standings and thought it would be easy. I wanted to see us come out and be assertive and aggressive, and put it away from the start."
Leading scorer Daniel Burnham found the back of the net for the fourth straight game, scoring his team-best sixth goal of the season, in the 66th minute after chasing down a long kick from goalkeeper K.C. John and driving into the box before unleashing a shot.
Pali briefly crawled back into the match in the 83rd minute on a counter attack goal by Thomas Canale, but the Outlaws answered back quickly to put the match away as Elias Hatungimana tracked down a pass from Max Malmquist, and easily beat the Blues' goalkeeper to make it 4-2.