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GAME SUMMARY & PHOTOS: Kickers Nab a Draw Against Lansing

The Kickers unbeaten streak extends to three but the Kickers gave up a lead and left points on the table.

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RICHMOND KICKERS 2
Goals by: Chin (Hughes) 32′, Jackson (Shanosky) 90′
(2-2-2, 8 points, 3rd)

LANSING IGNITE FC 2
Goals by: Espin-Lopez (Mentzingen) 58′, Fricke (Coiffic) 70′
(2-3-1, 7 point, 8th)

Attendance: 2,947 (Last Home Attendance: 2,735)

All photos by Suzane Velasco










The league and season are young but so far Lansing Ignite loves playing against Richmond. The was the third and last time the two teams meet. The Ignite walk away with 7 points out of a possible 9. The Kickers remain the only team that Lansing has beaten and the Ignite remain the only team to score against the Kickers. The team from the mitten has scored 8 goals against the boys in red.

The goals that Lansing scored against the Kickers on Saturday were extremely frustrating because they came off mistakes by the Kickers. The first goal was a terrible give away back the Kicker in their own half and the second was just poor defending on a corner kick.

After showing so much promise in the previous two games this definitely feels like a step back. The Kickers next game is Tuesday against as they kickoff their run in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against amateur side Virginia United. So they’ll have had two days to get everything figured out and back on track.

On the positive side the Kickers grabbed the lead in the first half. The mistakes mentioned above put the home side in a hole but they dug themselves out with an impressive strike by Jackson in stoppage time. Hopefully, this kickstarts Jackson’s goal-scoring engine.


OFFICIAL KICKERS SUMMARY

The Richmond Kickers (2-2-2) picked up a point behind a wild 2-2 draw with Lansing Ignite FC (2-3-1) at City Stadium Saturday night. Dennis Chin opened up the scoring for Richmond in the 32nd minute. Lansing came back with two goals in the second half from Ricky Espin-Lopez and Brandon Fricke. Daniel Jackson scored late into stoppage time for the Kickers to come away with the draw.

Five minutes into the match, Lansing nearly got on the scoreboard through Nick Moon. Moon jumped on a loose ball after and went for the quick shot from about 30 yards out on the left side. The ball hit the crossbar and was cleared out of danger.

Akira Fitzgerald was called into action just two minutes later. Grant Stoneman served in a cross from the right side to meet a leaping Moon for a header at the back post. Fitzgerald threw himself in front of the ball to knock it away before it was eventually cleared.

Richmond would jump on the board in the 32nd minute through Dennis Chin.  Mutaya Mwape won the ball in the midfield and started a run up the right side. Seeing Chin in space on the left, the Zambian midfielder played the cross. Chin made a run towards goal to get a shot off, which took a deflection falling to the feet of Josh Hughes. He quickly laid the ball off for Chin making a run, as the Jamaican fired off a shot to find the back of the net for his second goal of the season.

Lansing leveled the score in the 58th minute. Rafa Mentzingen picked up control of the ball on the right flank and started to cut inside towards the Richmond box. He squared a pass across the top of the Kickers 18 yard box for Ricky Lopez-Espin, as his shot slipped under Akira Fitzgerald for the tying goal.

Brandon Fricke added a second for the visitors in the 70th minute. Off a corner kick by Tumi Moshobane, was able to pick out Kevin Coiffic at the back post. He headed it back across goal just enough for Fricke to get a touch and put it into the back of the net.

Joe Gallardo nearly got the Kickers right back into the match in seven minutes later. After winning the ball, Gallardo charged towards goal. He slipped the ball through for Daniel Jackson, as the Lansing keeper got a touch to deflected it away. Gallardo ran onto the loose ball an quickly when for a shot that rattled the post and went over the endline.

Daniel Jackson scored a stunner in stoppage time to tie the game up late. Conor Shanosky controlled the ball in the center of the field. He started up field towards the Lansing goal, then slotted the ball through for Jackson. He quickly turned and took a touch to his right before launching a shot into the back of the net for his first goal of the season.

The Kickers are back at City Stadium this Tuesday, May 7 to open up the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against amateur side Virginia United. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for Food Truck Night, featuring a variety of RVA food trucks. It is also Two for Tuesday, where you can get two tickets and two beers for just $22. This match and the entire Open Cup will be available to stream live on ESPN+. Get tickets now at RichmondKickers.com.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Cobra Burgers Have Coiled Up In Manchester

I’m now officially looking forward to Friday for a whole new set of reasons.

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Hatch Cafe is an event space, pop-up venue and incubator for all things food and beverage. They call 2601 Maury Street their home. Normally they have a small but solid list of options. ⁣Follow their Facebook to see the latest Pop-up they’re hosting, most recently you missed out on lobster rolls.

On Fridays from 5 to 9pm and then Saturdays from 12noon to 9pm. they’re the home for Cobra Burger.  You might recognize co-founders Adam Musselman,  Joshua Franklin, and Melville Johnson IV from the now-shuttered Cardinal State Butcher in Bon Air.

Richmond Magazine has an in-depth scoop on Cobra Burger that provides great insight into what Cobra Burger is all about.

Richmond Magazine:

So what, exactly, is a Cobra Burger? Two Harris Farms beef patties, American cheese, Cobra bread-and-butter pickles and pickled red onions, shredded lettuce, and the signature Cobra sauce on a potato bun. Other varieties include a solo patty, or “Junior” size, and “The King,” four towering patties — all served with pickled French fries.

The article also mentions their vegan option and the loose-meat sandwich a mid-west take on the Sloppy Joe.

But c’mon all you really need to know is this image from Cobra Burger’s Instagram.

Ordering is live on the appropriate day via the link:  cafe.hatchkitchenrva.com Simply click to ‘schedule for later’ then select which day and time slot, and you’re good to go!⁣ There is limited dine-in seating if you don’t want grab and go.

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Metro Richmond Flying Squad Looking to Land on Bainbridge Street

The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is a Rehab/Canteen response unit staffed by volunteers who operate at various incidents to offer Rehab/Canteen services to the Metro Richmond emergency responders.

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With a motto of “Everyone Goes Home” The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is a Rehab/Canteen response unit staffed by volunteers who operate at various incidents to offer Rehab/Canteen services to the Metro Richmond emergency responders. The Metro Richmond Flying Squad provides a “safety net” for those emergency workers by providing a safe, clean area to rest, rehydrate, re-nourish and be medically evaluated for a period prior to going back into emergency operation mode.

Last night the Richmond City Council unanimously approved the ordinance that authorizes the sale of 2901 Bainbridge Street (Richmond’s former firehouse 17). This property will become the headquarters for the Flying Squad along with other exciting potential uses that honor the steep firefighting history of the City of Richmond.

Formerly Firehouse 17 at 2901 Bainbridge (Photo from Google Maps)

Learn more about the Squad and their efforts to bring life into a building that needs a good bit of TLC on Facebook. Click through to the photos to get an idea of the quality work they do to support our first responders.

 

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Fall Plant Sale at TreeLab

Go buy yourself a nice Juncus effusus (Soft Rush) or Salix nigra (Black Willow).

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Okay, I didn’t know that we had a TreeLab here in Richmond so it’s great news to hear that they’re having a sale on perennials, shrubs, and trees. See the list and pricing here.

It’s the end of the summer and we need to clear out some inventory!

Join TreeLab at the Amelia Street School greenhouse (behind the school on S Meadow St.) on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am – 2pm for native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your fall landscaping. Support TreeLab’s work greening Richmond with your purchase.

Details:

We will not be accepting pre-orders or holding plants. First come, first serve. NO CASH! We will be accepting payment via credit card or check only.

Please wear a mask and observe social distancing. The plant sale is located outdoors.
Location and parking:

Amelia Street School is in the Maymont neighborhood
1821 Amelia St, Richmond, VA 23220
The greenhouse is located behind the school, along S Meadow St.

Please park on the street!
You will be able to drive up onto the lawn to load plants into your car, but please do not park there.

The official word on Enrichmond’s TreeLab.

TreeLab is here to beautify, improve, and inform the City of Richmond through ornamental plant production, planting, and education, with a focus on native species.

TreeLab produces high-quality beautification plants and connects citizens to the benefits of Richmond’s natural urban environment through information distribution, access to horticultural expertise, collaborative projects, and workforce development opportunities.

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