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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Get Sweet Revenge on Chattanooga, Barely

After grabbing an early 1 goal lead, the Kickers held on for the win on Saturday.



Official Kickers Game Summary

RICHMOND KICKERS 1 (14′ Terzaghi)

The Richmond Kickers (4-2-5, 17 pts) earned a 1-0 victory in front of another crowd of over 5,200 fans at City Stadium against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (2-6-2, 8 pts), Saturday night.

Emiliano Terzaghi’s first-half strike marked his 50th goal for the club since joining ahead of the 2020 season. He is the third Kickers player to reach the half-century mark and ranks behind only Matthew Delicâte (94) and Rob Ukrop Jr. (64).

The first half was all Kickers as the hosts owned nearly 60 percent of the possession as the Roos pinned the Red Wolves in their own half. Richmond earned six shots with two on target to Chattanooga’s one total shot with zero on target.

Terzaghi delivered the most important shot on target of the first half when his 14th-minute attempt in the six-yard box found the back of the net.

João Gomiero received the ball on the right wing and dribbled to the edge of the box before ripping a shot that skipped across the ground. The keeper made a deflecting save, but the ball stayed in the six-yard box. Terzaghi boxed out his marker, turned on the ball, and blasted a shot into the top netting.

The Kickers would walk into the dressing room with a 1-0 lead and come out for the second half looking for an insurance goal.

They nearly found it in the 74th minute after Nil Vinyals sent the ball down the wing to Owayne Gordon who brought it to the line and crossed it to Kharlton Belmar on the right side.

The winger shook his defender as he carried the ball into the box and sent a cross to the center spot where Vinyals was headed. The midfielder laid the ball off to Terzaghi who forced a shot as the keeper closed him down and deflected it.

Defensively, the Kickers smothered Chattanooga’s defense as the visitors attempted to find an equalizer.

Red Wolves finally earned their first shot on target in the third minute of second-half stoppage.

A long ball was sent into Richmond’s penalty area by Chattanooga’s Chevone Marsh that dropped directly onto Ropapa Mensah’s head. The forward flicked the ball on target which required a quick reaction from Akira Fitzgerald who quickly smothered the attempt.

The Kickers finished the second half winning 60 percent of their tackles, 52.3 percent of their total duels, and 50 percent of their aerial duels on their way to their fifth clean sheet of the season.

Richmond currently ranks second in USL League One in clean sheets – one behind league leaders Charlotte Independence.

Richmond embarks on a two-match road trip next week as they face Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC on Wednesday, June 7 for a 9 p.m. ET kickoff. The Roos then head to Fresno, Calif. To face Central Valley Fuego FC on Saturday, June 9th for a 10:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

The Kickers return home on Saturday, June 17th to host Forward Madison FC during Pride Night presented by Black Pride RVA and VA Pride. The doors at City Stadium are set to open at 5:45 p.m. ahead of the 7 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are available at

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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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