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Photos & Game Summary: Kickers Fall to Toronto

The traveling team committed six yellow card offenses to Richmond’s two yellow cards. Toronto also beat the Kickers on the scoreboard 2-1.

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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.

BOX SCORE

TEAM FIRST HALF SECOND HALF FINAL
Richmond 1 0 1
Toronto 1 1 2

LINEUPS

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

STATISTICS

TEAM SHOTS SAVES FOULS CORNERS
Richmond 14 1 11 5
Toronto 12 2 16 5

SCORING SUMMARY

MIN TEAM PLAYER
9′ RIC Mutaya Mwape (Eli Lockaby)
13′ TOR Jordan Perruzza (Noble Okello)
52′ TOR Jordan Perruzza (Jayden Nelson)

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

MIN TEAM PLAYER
28′ TOR Noble Okello
45′ RIC Charles Boateng
45′ TOR Patrick Bunk-Anderson
49′ RIC Conor Shanosky
55′ TOR Franco Ramos Mingo
59′ TOR Ayo Akinola
78′ TOR Antonio Carlini
90′ TOR Franco Ramos Mingo

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

MIN TEAM PLAYER
90′ TOR Franco Ramos Mingo

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Natalie Simon
Assistant Referees: Justin Howard, Nicholas Seymour
Fourth Official: Andrew Charron
Attendance: 2,752
Weather: Partly Sunny, 89 ºF

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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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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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