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
Victims Identified in Death Investigation on Forest Hill Avenue
At approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, officers responded to a call for two people down inside an apartment in the 7600 block of Forest Hill Avenue. A preliminary investigation shows no signs of trauma, foul play nor drug use.
Richmond Police Department detectives have identified the two victims in a death investigation that occurred earlier this week as Mary M. Barnes, 81, and Sylvia D. Barnes, 61, both of the 7600 block of Forest Hill Avenue.
At approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, officers responded to a call for two people down inside an apartment in the 7600 block of Forest Hill Avenue. The caller identified themselves as a family member who was there to do a welfare check. Once on scene, police discovered the bodies of Mary Barnes and her daughter, Sylvia.
A preliminary investigation shows no signs of trauma, foul play nor drug use. The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.
Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Fultz at (804) 646-3929 or at Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips smartphone app may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Signs of the Times
An image from yesterday’s walk.
Use Exact Change or E-Zpass on Powhite Parkway Starting Today
There will be no manned booths taking money on Powhite for the foreseeable future.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has temporarily suspended cash exchange tolls on Powhite Parkway extension and the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. This means there won’t be someone to take your money so either have exact change, pay too much, or use an E-Zpass. No mention of any changes to Nickel aka Boulevard Bridge.
As of April 1, if you make an unpaid trip on a Virginia toll facility, you may be able to pay that toll through the “missed-a-toll” process before receiving a notice/invoice. The “missed-a-toll” payment process must take place within six days of the unpaid toll trip.
The standard administration fee associated with “missed-a-toll” has been suspended temporarily.
Exact change can still be dropped into the coin basket at the Powhite Parkway Extension.
E-ZPass is now the most convenient and safest way to pay tolls.
For more information or to order your own E-ZPass, click here.