Monday, August 30, 2010


Its been a good year for the Battery.

Charleston won the 2010 USL2 Championship over the Richmond Kickers 2-1. The result of hard work and great leadership, exemplified by the fact that the game was won playing with 10 men for from the 30 min.

Lamar Neagle and Ian Fuller supplied the Battery goals but instead of me giving you a play by play, you can find the official write up at

The matches started out with the Battery faithful, The Regiment, hosting another great tailgate. These tailgates get better and better with every match. The food great, the beer cold and it is a good chance for everyone to socialize a bit before the match. A couple Richmond fans came down for the final and we put aside our differences for a couple hours while we shared a cold one (or two)

Inside the 'Baud, there definitely was a charge in the air and you could tell the crowd was going to be great. There were a few new faces in E10 and we actually got a chant or two going. The flags and banners looked great and hopefully we can continue to grow the supporter section next season. Richmond turned up the heat in the last 20 minutes after they scored a great goal. Every clearance in the last 10 minutes of the match was met by cheers from the Battery fans and the stadium erupted as the final whistle blew.

After the match, the team came over with the trophy but most of the fans were already on the pitch. Many post match beer were drank, photos with the cup, beer from the cup and a well deserved night for the players, coaches, owners, staff and fans of the Battery.