The Kickers came out strong in the first half and went into the break with 1-1 draw. The second half the team lost steam, allowed a goal, and couldn’t claw back.
Official Kickers Summary
The Richmond Kickers (8-14-5) were defeated at City Stadium Saturday night by Toronto FC II (9-10-8). Jordan Perruzza netted a brace to give the visitors the victory. Mutaya Mwape scored his second goal of the season in the 9th minute from an assist by Eli Lockaby.
Eli Lockaby came up with a massive stop four minutes into the match. Ralph Priso served in a corner kick for Franco Ramos Mingo for a header. Lockaby was on the endline to block the shot as Maxi Rodriguez cleared it from danger.
Mutaya Mwape gave the Kickers the lead in the 10th minute. Conor Shanosky got the play going, getting the ball ahead for Eli Lockaby on the midfield line. He took a touch to get around his defender and found space for Mwape to make a run up the right wing.
Toronto leveled the score only four minutes later. Noble Okello received the ball and found Jordan Perruzza turning with space. He made a run into the box and went for the shot towards the far post. Rice got a touch on the ball as it slipped through and into the net for the tying goal.
Wahab Ackwei and Charles Boateng nearly found the go ahead goal in the 37th minute. Ackwei worked his way through the Toronto backline to the left flank. He whipped in a cross that found Boateng in space at the penalty spot. The Ghanian tried to catch the shot on the volley, unfortunately putting his shot over the goal.
Jordan Perruzza netted a brace in the 53rd minute to put the visitors up at City Stadium. Patrick Bunk-Anderson chipped the ball ahead for Jayden Nelson on the left wing. He centered a pass for Perruzza. The forward charged at goal and went for the shot towards the near post, firing it past Joe Rice.
A chance came for the Kickers to pull level in the 57th minute. From a corner kick, Mutaya Mwape powered in a cross to the far post. Wahab Ackwei was there for the header, putting his shot just barely wide.
Joe Rice came up with a massive save in the 82nd minute. Luca Petrasso broke free up the left wing. Andrew Carlini found space in the center of the pitch to receive a cross from Petrasso. Rice came off his line to shut down Carlini before he could get a clean shot off.
Toronto was reduced to 10 men in second half stoppage time. Franco Ramos Mingo picked up his second yellow card for a hard challenge on Charles Boateng.
The Kickers will host their final match of the season against Orlando City B and Fan Appreciation Night this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Fans over the age of 21 can partake in the extended Happy Hour special from 5:30-7 p.m. and enjoy $3 off their craft beers and wine. After the match has concluded, fans under the age of 14 are invited to partake in a post-match shootout at the North End goal. Meanwhile, fans are also invited to a post-match meet and greet with the players from 9-9:30 p.m. Tickets are available now at RichmondKickers.com.
|TEAM||FIRST HALF||SECOND HALF||FINAL|
Richmond GK Joe Rice, Scott Thomsen (20’ – Ivan Magalhães, 45’ – Jannik Eckenrode), Conor Shanosky, Wahab Ackwei, Eli Lockaby, Maxi Rodriguez, Ryley Kraft (82’ – Luke Pavone), Mutaya Mwape, Joe Gallardo, Dennis Chin, Charles Boateng
Unused Substitutes: Akira Fitzgerald, Daniel Jackson, Nick Retzlaff, Greg Boehme
Toronto GK Eric Klenofsky, Dante Campbell, Patrick Bunk-Anderson, Franco Ramos Mingo, Jesus West, Noble Okello, Ralph Priso (86’ – Adolfo Ovalle), Antonio Carini, Jayden Nelson (66’ – Luca Petrasso), Jacob Shaffleburg (33’ – Ayo Akinola), Jordan Perruzza
Unused Substitutes: Eleias Himaras, Rocco Romeo, Griffin Dorsey, Gideon Waja
|9′||RIC||Mutaya Mwape (Eli Lockaby)|
|13′||TOR||Jordan Perruzza (Noble Okello)|
|52′||TOR||Jordan Perruzza (Jayden Nelson)|
|55′||TOR||Franco Ramos Mingo|
|90′||TOR||Franco Ramos Mingo|
|90′||TOR||Franco Ramos Mingo|
Assistant Referees: Justin Howard, Nicholas Seymour
Fourth Official: Andrew Charron
Weather: Partly Sunny, 89 ºF
Richmond BizSense.com Reporting on Continental Coming to Manchester
A new restaurant for the Manchester area.
The Continental Westhampton is a staple for diners on Grove. Eventually, those of us South of the river will have our very own Continental to call our own at 609 Hull Street. Continental brings to the table a diverse menu that you can check out here. I highly recommend the meatloaf.
Giavos said Continental Manchester will be a similar concept to his Continental Westhampton that’s been open for eight years along the Libbie-Grove corridor.
“We decided to take the ‘W’ in Continental Westhampton and flip it upside down for Manchester,” he said.
“It’ll be neighborhood-friendly, accessible, not too expensive. Hopefully it’ll be good for that neighborhood. There are so many young professionals over there, hopefully I can bring something that’s a needed commodity.”
According to the article no date is set for projected opening.
Critters of the Week
A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by SPCA or RACC.
Where Spotted: Belle Isle
Common Name: Double-crested Cormorant aka Mr. Submariner
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax auritus
Average Length: 28–35 in
Average Wingspan: 45–48 in
Average Weight: 2.6–5.5 lb
- When swimming, the bird sits low in the water with its neck and head showing; from there it plunges into the deep to catch fish at depths of up to 25 feet.
- It can stay submerged for over a minute.
- After diving, it spends long periods standing with its wings outstretched to allow them to dry, since they are not fully waterproofed.
- When their eggs hatch after about a month, the adult cormorants will shade the chicks from the sun using their wings.
Rose at Richmond SPCA
Rose is an adorable girl that is looking for just the right home and environment for her. If you’re interested in learning more about Rose please contact the Richmond SPCA adoption center at 804-521-1307 or visit our humane center to meet with an adoption counselor and Rose.
Age: 4 years, 8 months
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Grey / White
Our City’s Roads or Any City for that Matter
There is no local connection to this story just a neat website that lets you get an image of the streets of any city. Similar to the popular design by Studio Two Three but you can pick your Mom’s town. You can play with the colors and download an image as I did above or just grab screenshots after zooming in as I did below. there are some minor errors like a mystery road going to Belle Isle but overall it’s an interesting way to look at the city. I also checked out some fairly small cities I’m familiar with in other states and it did an excellent job on those as well.
Andrei Kashcha @anvaka created the website. For the technology-minded of you out there it downloads roads from OpenStreetMap and renders them with WebGL. You can find the entire source code here. If you love his website you can buy him a coffee, but it’s not mandatory.