CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON - Saturday, July 31, 2010
Altach brought their undefeated streak in the Erste Liga to four consecutive games as American Josh Gatt made his professional debut as a second-half substitute.
Following a brief midweek appearance in a friendly against German giants Bayer Leverkusen, the Plymouth, Michigan native saw a little less than a half hour of action in the midfield and watched teammate Matthias Koch clinch the win in the 76th minute.
Altach's Harald Unverdorben opened the scoring in Vienna's Hohe Warte stadium in the 16th minute with his third of the season after hitting the post and then collecting the rebound from short distance for the score.
Gatt's debut came in the 63rd minute, entering for midfielder Daniel Schütz, just in time to see Altach give up the lead.
Vienna's Brazilian defender Rodrigo Frank Pereira equalized for the hosts two minutes later with a header in the area off a corner.
However, the visitors' resiliance paid off when Matthias Koch netted the winner at the 76 minute mark with an 18-yard effort.
With the win Coach Adi Hütter's men maintain sole posession of the Erste Liga top spot after four games with 12 points, two ahead of FC Admira. The Black and Golds return home to the Cashpoint Arena on Tuesday to host fourth-spot occupants SV Scholz Grödig.