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PHOTOS & GAME SUMMARY: Kickers Lose Close One to Madison

It only took one goal to defeat the Richmond Kickers on Saturday. That one goal likely means the Kickers will not be in the USL League 1 Playoffs.

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The Kickers playoff hopes were slim going into this game. The lose effectively extinguishes those hopes. The game was a close one the Kickers just couldn’t find the back of the net.

OFFICIAL KICKERS SUMMARY

The Richmond Kickers (8-12-4) fell at home to Forward Madison FC (10-9-6) Saturday night at City Stadium. A goal six minutes into the match from Danny Tenorio was the difference to give the visitors the victory.
Madison took the lead after six minutes from Danny Tenorio. Christian Diaz slotted the ball through for Josiel Nunez. He was able to get the cross off just before getting to the end line. The cross found Diaz, who needed to control the ball before getting his shot past Akira Fitzgerald.
The Kickers nearly leveled the score in the 12th minute off a corner kick. Joe Gallardo played in the corner at the near post. Ivan Magalhães beat his mark to the ball, as his glancing header sail in front of goal and out for a goal kick.
Ryley Kraft found an opening in the 23rd minute, but could not capitalize on the effort. Wahab Ackwei sent the ball ahead for Dennis Chin. The forward got a slight touch on the ball to put it into space for Kraft to run onto. He let the shot rip from the top of the Madison box, forcing a massive save from Brian Sylvestre. Chin pounced on the deflected save, putting his follow up shot wide of the target.
Dennis Chin had his shot saved by the Madison keeper in the 28th minute. Wahab Ackwei again played the long ball ahead. Ryley Kraft controlled the ball and played quickly for Chin. The Jamaican turned and went for the shot that Sylvestre saved.
Joe Gallardo curled in a shot in the 50th minute that Sylvestre needed to save. Ivan Magalhães played the ball wide for Josh Hughes on the left wing. Hughes went for the short pass to Gallardo. He cut inside and found the space for a shot that bent on frame, only to be stopped by the Madison keeper.
The Kickers are back on the road next Saturday night, making the cross country trip out to FC Tucson, September 21 for a 10:30 p.m. ET kickoff. That match will be available live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming on ESPN+. Stay up to date with the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com.

BOX SCORE

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

LINEUPS

Richmond GK Akira Fitzgerald, Ivan Magalhães, Conor Shanosky, Wahab Ackwei, Josh Hughes (68’ – Mutaya Mwape), Braeden Troyer, Eli Lockaby (68’ – Scott Thomsen), Matt Bolduc, Greg Boehme, Dennis Chin (80’ – Charles Boateng), Joe Gallardo

Unused Substitutes: Joe Rice, Daniel Jackson, Nick Retzlaff, Maxi Rodriguez

Madison GK Brian Sylvestre, Christian Diaz, Connor Tobin (66’ – Shaun Russell), Wyatt Omsberg, Carter Manley, Eric Leonard, Josiel Nunez (85’ – Brandon Eaton), JC Banks, Paulo Junior, Don Smart, Danny Tenorio (73’ – Jiro Barriaga Toyama)

Unused Substitutes: Ryan Coulter, Louis Bennett, Zaire Bartley, Oliver White

STATISTICS

TEAM SHOTS SAVES FOULS CORNERS
Richmond 13 3 12 4
Madison 12 6 9 1

SCORING SUMMARY

MIN TEAM PLAYER
6′ MAD Danny Tenorio (Josiel Nunez)

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

MIN TEAM PLAYER
52′ MAD Wyatt Omsberg
65′ RIC Ivan Magalhães
78′ RIC Braeden Troyer

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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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James River Park System Update from Bryce Wilk, Superintendent

Through June 30, 2020: 1,076,873 James River Park has had visitors. The same date in 2019: 975,433 visitors. The current staff devoted to James River Park is 5.

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The James River Park is getting heavy use but that’s not all that’s going on in the park. Here’s what Bryce Wilk, Superintendent has to say.

  • The JRPS is seeing visitors at a higher rate than any other year ever! Through June 30, 2020: 1,076,873 visitors. Same date in 2019: 975,433 visitors. This despite all the restrictions in place during the stay at home orders due to Covid 19 this past spring and early summer. Close to a quarter million visitors in the month of June alone.
  • JRPS staff and local paddling groups installed new Dam Hazard Signs and Buoys between Huguenot Flatwater and Z-Dam to better warn people of the dangers of Z-Dam and the river.
  • JRPS hired parking attendants to ticket all illegally parked vehicles at Pony Pasture Rapids Park on weekends and holidays.
  • During the closure of public facilities, JRPS took the opportunity to upgrade the bathroom at Pony Pasture with new flooring and paint.
  • JRPS added parking lines in the parking lot to help guide and organize vehicle parking.
  • Currently we only have 5 full time staff members dedicated solely to the James River Park System, James River Park System relies on volunteers to keep this park beautiful.
  • JRPS is providing volunteer opportunities for river clean ups at Pony Pasture specifically through https://www.handsonrva.org/.
  • If people are interested in volunteering on their own or have any questions, Volunteer Coordinator, Matthew Mason can provide resources and equipment. His email is [email protected]
  • Please visit https://jamesriverpark.org/ and http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/ for the latest updates and safety information about the James River Park System and Richmond’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities.

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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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