Friday, April 22, 2011

Battery take on Kickers

No Quarter is back after a short jaunt to our nations capital, Washington DC.

In our absence, Charleston defeated Dayton 2-1 with Nicki Paterson scoring his first Battery goal and Colin Falvey scoring from a set piece delivered by Paterson.

You can watch the match HERE.

Paterson was recognized for his play by making the USL Pro Team of the Week.

The Battery showed us a sneak peek at the pink jerseys to be worn at the April 30 home match against Pittsburgh for the Kick for a Cure night at the 'Baud.

The Battery Boys travel this weekend to take on the Richmond Kickers in a rematch of the 2010 USL2 Championship match.  The Kickers are hot right now winning all three of their matches with Matthew Delicate scoring one goal in each of them.

The Battery played Richmond five times last year, including the 2010 USL2 Championship match, winning three and losing twice.  Both those losses were away in Richmond.  The Battery have played Richmond  41 times through the years, with the Battery winning 19 matches, Richmond 18 and four ending in a draw

Expect the Battery to line up with the same starting back line of Marples, Falvey, Wilson and Zaher with Dykstra in goal.   It should be a good test for the defense as Richmond has scored five goals in its three matches and key to winning this match.

In the center of the field, Nicki Paterson should have done enough last week to earn a starting spot.  Armstrong didn't make the roster for the Dayton, but if he is healthy, he gets the start.  The New Zealand international Peverley seems to be solid in the midfield as well and No Quarter would include either Prince or Mack to the starters as both added to the attack.

Up top,  Kelly and Bah's speed have caused issues for back lines so far but without prolific results.  Coleman will likely start partnered with one of the two.  Richmond has only given up one goal in its three matches but from accounts their last two matches have been pretty evenly contested affairs.

There won't be live video of the match but you can listen live at 1340am or listen online at  The Battery and Richmond will also be tweeting match updates if you follow them on Twitter.  This match has an early kickoff of 5pm EST so tune in early!

Up the Battery!


Anonymous said...

good article. Read it every week!

Mikey said...

thanks! keep checking we are hoping to add more and more all the time.