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GAME SUMMARY & PHOTOS: Kickers Nab the Win over Orlando

On a painfully hot evening, the Kickers claw their way out of the USL League 1 basement.

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RICHMOND KICKERS – 1
(4-9-3, 15 points, 9th)

ORLANDO CITY B – 0
(3-11-4, 13 points, 10th)

All photos by Suzanne Velasco











It’s been a long time coming. The Kickers finally got a win. The first half it seemed if fate was going to deal the Kickers another raw deal as a goal was called offside and another possible penalty kick was ruled a foul just outside (inches) the box. The teams were level at the half.

The second half was quite a bit more exciting. A goal by Chin in the 70th minute proved to be the game-winner but that wasn’t the only excitement. Around the 83rd minute a tussle for the ball between Kicker keeper Fitzgerald and an Orlando player resulted in a rugby scrum. Orlando keeper Herrera ran the length of the field to contribute to the madness sending several players into the advertising boards behind the goal. When the referee finally got everyone separated issued three straight red cards to Akira Fitzgerald, William Bagrou (Orlando) and Randy Mendoza (Orlando).  Herrera who made the dash was not carded nor was the Orlando coach who had wandered onto the field.

 

OFFICIAL KICKERS SUMMARY

The Richmond Kickers (4-6-3) ended a six match winless streak at eight matches with a 1-0 victory over Orlando City B (3-11-3) Saturday night at City Stadium. Dennis Chin scored in the 70th minute to give Richmond the three points at home.

Dennis Chin found the back of the net for Richmond in the 17th minute only to have it negated by the offside flag. Joe Gallardo sent in a corner from the left side and picked out Ivan Magalhães, who headed it off the near post. Chin put the ball into the back of the net, as the linesman put up his flag to call the Jamaican offside.

Mutaya Mwape found space for a shot in the 37th minute. Wahab Ackwei won the ball in the midfield and had a quick touch to get the ball to Mwape. He played it ahead for Dennis Chin, giving it back to Mwape. The Zambian took a touch and launched a shot on frame, forcing a save from Christian Herrera.

A foul on the edge of the Orlando box set up a free kick chance for Richmond. Matt Bolduc charged towards goal only to be brought down by Jordan Hill. The referee pointed for a foul on the very edge of the box. Joe Gallardo went for a shot, pinging it off the wall and punched away by the Orlando keeper.

The Kickers had three consecutive chances in the 57th minute as the Orlando defense stood strong. Scott Thomsen slipped Matt Bolduc through the OCB backline and had his shot denied by Herrera. Thomsen picked up the loose ball and went for a shot that was also blocked. The ball rolled out as Braeden Troyer, who went for the long range effort that was parried away by Herrera.

The Kickers ended their scoring drought of 619 minutes in the 70th minute through Dennis Chin. Mutaya Mwape had pressure and played the ball back to Matt Bolduc. He kept swinging the ball out to Wahab Ackwei out on the left wing. He lofted the ball in towards Chin at the penalty spot. The Jamican caught the ball on the volley and put it back to the near post out of the reach of the Orlando keeper.

Things got chippy in the 83rd minute, seeing three players being sent off. Akira Fitzgerald was first issued a straight red card, followed by William Bagrou and Randy Mendoza for Orlando in 83rd minute.

Richmond takes the three points on the road next Friday as they go on the road to Toronto FC II for a 4:00 p.m. kickoff. The match will be streamed online on ESPN+. Stay up to date with the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com.

BOX SCORE

TEAM FIRST HALF SECOND HALF FINAL
Richmond 0 1 1
Orlando 0 0 0

LINEUPS

Richmond GK Akira Fitzgerald, Ivan Magalhães, Conor Shanosky, Wahab Ackwei, Braeden Troyer, Eli Lockaby, Scott Thomsen, Matt Bolduc, Mutaya Mwape (90’ – Greg Boehme), Joe Gallardo (90’ – Sam Moore), Dennis Chin (85’ – Joe Rice)

Unused Substitutes: Joe Rice, Josh Hughes, Daniel Jackson, Maxi Rodriguez, Charles Boateng

Orlando GK Christian Herrera, Matheus Silva, Jordan Hill, Leonardo Da Silva Simas, Randy Mendoza, Austin Amer (86’ – Wilfried Williams), Rafael Santos (75’ – Serginho), Ates Diouf, Moises Tablante, William Bagrou, Jordan Bender (62’ – Tresor Mbuyu)

Unused Substitutes: Juliano Chade, Tanner Hummel, Steven Hernandez

STATISTICS

TEAM SHOTS SAVES FOULS CORNERS
Richmond 14 2 17 12
Orlando 3 4 13 4

SCORING SUMMARY

MIN TEAM PLAYER
70′ RIC Dennis Chin (Wahab Ackwei)
CAUTIONS SUMMARY
MIN TEAM PLAYER
31′ RIC Ivan Magalhães
45′ ORL Moises Tablante
68′ RIC Braeden Troyer
78′ ORL Ates Diouf

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

MIN TEAM PLAYER
83′ RIC Akira Fitzgerald
83′ ORL William Bagrou
83′ ORL Randy Mendoza

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Suspects Sought in Commercial Burglary on Jahnke Road

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19, an unknown male broke into the Shell Gas Station in the 6200 block of Jahnke Road.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individuals in the attached photos who are suspects in a commercial burglary that last month.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19, an unknown male broke into the Shell Gas Station in the 6200 block of Jahnke Road. Security footage shows two suspects driving a van and parking near the side of the building.

One male broke a window to gain access into the business and stole several cartons of cigarettes and lottery tickets. The suspects then fled. Damage to the van is pictured and circled in red.

Anyone with information is asked to call Third Precinct Detective H. Truong at (804) 646-1067 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Little Nickel and Crossroads “Should” Reopen Next Week

Not back to normal but a step in that direction.

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Two neighborhood favorites are set to come out of Covid-19 hibernation.

Little Nickel made this announcement on Facebook along with the slick looking deck addition you see above.

we’re almost back and this time with a bit of outdoor seating! ~ we’ll be making an announcement on monday about our opening date ~ we’ve missed everyone and can’t wait to reopen our tropical paradise safely, thank you so much for your support throughout this process ~

A little birdie told me that the announcement on Monday will be a Wednesday opening. Little birdies are known to be wrong but I trust this one.

Crossroads is not as precise. They’re planning for mid-July. Work is going on to complete a couple projects. Once those wrap up they’ll be pivoting to take out only for a bit.

Next week is mid-July so I’m hopeful that our favorite little coffee shop will be back in action.

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Richmond BizSense Reporting that Sur La Table has Thrown in the Napkin at Stony Point Fashion Park

I’m not a retail expert but it seems to me that Stony Point Fashion Park is not doing well. Technically not the fault of the mall on this one but still it’s not looking good at the mall.

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The latest retailer to call it quits at Stony Point Fashion Park is Sur La Table. They’re packing up their pots and pans and hitting the bankruptcy highway.

Richmond BizSense.com has the limited details.

An assistant manager confirmed on Wednesday the store would permanently close, along with other stores throughout the country. The manager didn’t know the exact date the Stony Point location would shutter. She referred further questions to the company’s corporate headquarters.

The company announced Wednesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It intends to restructure and pursue a sale of the entire company, subject to court approval. In its Wednesday announcement, the company didn’t elaborate on its plans to close stores. The company seeks permission to continue to operate stores during bankruptcy proceedings.

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