The Kickers took an early one-goal lead and had a strong first half. The second half saw Madison press hard. The last few minutes were nail-biting with several scrambles in front of the Richmond goal but in the end, the home team prevailed and kept their one-goal leading shutting out the visitors. Full Recap after the photos.
Official Kickers Summary
The Richmond Kickers (1-1-1) picked up their first victory of the 2020 USL League One season Saturday night at City Stadium, behind a 1-0 win over Forward Madison FC (0-2-1). Emiliano Terzaghi scored his second goal of the season, coupled with Akira Fitzgerald picking up his second straight shutout to lead the team to the three points.
Richmond jumped out in front after nine minutes. Kyle Venter sent the ball out wide on the right wing for Ian Antley. He found Emiliano Terzaghi at the top of the Madison box. The Argentine turned and took a touch for space and launched a shot across the face of goal and into the back of the net for the early lead.
Akira Fitzgerald kept Madison off the board in the 33rd minute. Coming out of the hydration break, Christian Diaz floated the ball over the top for Jamael Cox making a run up the left flank. Fitzgerald came off his line as Cox tried to slide his shot under the keeper, but the veteran stopper got a foot on the ball to parry it away.
Deep into first half stoppage, Cox had a chance to level the score. Diaz tried to square a pass to JC Banks, but the midfielder lost his footing and the ball rolled into space. Cox got the ball first and looked for goal as his shot sailed harmlessly over the net.
Luke Pavone, making his first start of the season, nearly doubled the Richmond lead in the 54th minute. Fitzgerald got the play started clearing the ball up field. Pavone headed the ball down for Ryley Kraft, who quickly got it to the feet of Terzaghi. He did not waste a second lofting the ball over the top for Pavone getting in behind the backline.
Scott Thomsen made a last ditch save off the line to preserve the shutout for Richmond. JC Banks served in a corner kick. Akira Fitzgerald came off his line to punch the ball away, but it fell for former Kickers midfielder Brandon Eaton. He wasted no time trying to find the equalizer. Thomsen got a foot on the shot to save the clean sheet, marking the second one in a row for Richmond.
The Kickers conclude their two match homestand next Saturday night as FC Tucson comes to City Stadium for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are on sale now at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.
|TEAM||FIRST HALF||SECOND HALF||FINAL|
Madison GK Philipp Marceta, Christian Diaz (81’ – Eli Lockaby), Conor Tobin, Josiah Trimmingham (81’ – Eric Leonard), Jiro Barriga Toyama (86’ – Gustavo Fernandes), JC Banks, Allan Rodriguez (62’ – Brandon Eaton), Don Smart, Paulo Jr, Jamael Cox (62’ – Alex Monis), Wojciech Wojcik
Unused Substitutes: Chris Brady, Louis Bennett
|9′||RIC||Emiliano Terzaghi (Ian Antley)|
Assistant Referees: Meghan Mullen, Andrew Charron
Fourth Official: JC Griggs
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 81 ºF
Crossroads to Re-Open on September 30th
When it opens, Crossroads will be to-go and offer limited patio seating.
It’s been a long 6 months without one of the neighborhood favorites, Crossroads. As you can see from the above sign, they’re planning on re-opening on Wednesday, September 30th. When I stopped by to take the photo Will Herring (owner) was there working on the interior and stepped out to briefly chat.
Just like all of us it’s been a struggle to figure out what was best for his business, employees, and customers. He has truly missed being part of the community. After looking at the limited options, he’s decided that the to-go and limited patio sitting are the best paths forward. Reminiscent of an old 50’s drive-in, take-out joint customers will be placing their orders at the window to the right of the door and picking up around the corner if taking off and at the windows to the left if claiming a patio spot. The menu, will be very similar to before the closure and it wouldn’t be Crossroads without an impressive beer list. Some signage is still on the way to make it easier to navigate but Will and his staff are very excited to see their neighbors soon.
After opening on the 30th the plan is to be open from 8 AM – 3 PM, Wednesday – Sunday. Expanding hours and days as needed. Be sure to give their Facebook a follow to keep up with any changes.
Take the Southside Stroll Later this Month and Walk Home with Art
We can’t have the 43rd Street Art Festival but we can still enjoy walking and checking out art in the Forest Hill Neighborhood.
Ready to visit with your artist friends again in a safe outdoor setting? The Southside Stroll through a few blocks of Forest Hill Neighborhood will allow you to enjoy a day of socializing and buying art, eating food, and listening to music. All at a safe distance of course and masks required. Music by “Out of Time” on 43rd Street.
Brewer’s Cafe Wants to Get Juicy
The Manchester coffee shop is trying to break into the juice business.
Brewer’s Cafe is a place I always sing the praises of but it just enough out of may that I don’t give the financial support I should. Owner Ajay is always finding new ways to improve the neighborhood and the latest effort is more of the same. He’s started a Kickstarter to provide cold-pressed juice in 16 oz reusable glass bottles containing 100% raw fruits and vegetables sourced from locally-owned farms in Virginia.
Why should you support Brewer’s Cafe Cold-Pressed Juice? To answer that, I have to tell you how it all began.
My journey to entrepreneurship started back in 2015 when I quit my job as a stock broker and began working on a business plan to open a coffee shop on the south side of my hometown, Richmond, Virginia. I had quit my job just 3 months after my son, Parker, was born. As a new dad, I felt a huge responsibility to do something more meaningful with my life. I wanted to create something that I could proudly pass on to my son; and I wanted to give back to the city that raised me. It was my belief that successful black men should not move away from the underserved communities that they may have grown up in, but should live and work there, in order to truly make a difference. So I opened up my coffee shop, Brewer’s Cafe, in the fall of 2015 in the neighborhood I grew up in, one that had long been neglected, in hopes to be part of the effort to breathe new life into it.