Monday, April 25, 2011

Kickers overcome the Battery

A 90th minute goal by the Kickers sealed the Battery's fate in Richmond as they loss 2-1.

For those that listened to the broadcast of the match on 1340am locally or online via the Battery website, the Battery started off the game lively, creating several chances in the opening minutes including one that came off the post.

Levi Coleman scored his first of the year for the Black and Yellow in the 15 minute and the rest of the half seemed to be dominated by Charleston but they couldn't stretch the lead.

In the second half, Richmond came out rejuvinated and scored the equalizer in the 61st minute from a corner kick.  The continued the rally and pressed the Battery hard.

The winner came in stoppage time after intense pressure from the Kicker squad.  You can watch the Kicker's goals if you are up for more punishment on Richmond's Facebook page

Reported during the radio broadcast is that Andrew Dykstra injured his foot in practice last week and will be out for two to three weeks. Stephen Armstrong also didn't dress for the second match in a row.  Not sure what the status of his injury.

Battery Billboard for the match against Pittsburgh
 The Battery travel to Charlotte Friday night for the first match of the Southern Derby for 2011 and then return home on Saturday to take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the Kick for the Cure night at the Baud.  The players will be wearing a special pink jersey on the night and will immediately auction off the jersey following the match.

Also on the horizion is the Regiment's Bus Trip to Wilmington for the Battery v. Hammerheads match up on May 21st.  Look for an article about that later this week.

Until then Up the Battery!!!

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