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Recap: Louisville 3, Richmond 1

By Admin, 10/14/17, 9:00PM EDT

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Roberts Scores First Goal as Kickers Close Out 2017 with Road Loss

LOUISVILLE CITY FC

(18-6-8, 62 points, 1st East)

3

Morad 33’, Lancaster (Smith) 84’, Kaye (Williams) 86’

RICHMOND KICKERS

(8-16-8, 32 points, 14th East)

1

Roberts (Bolduc) 45’

LOUISVILLE, KY — (Saturday, October 14, 2017) — The Richmond Kickers (8-16-8) finished off their 25th anniversary season with a 3-1 road loss to Louisville City FC (18-6-8) at Louisville Slugger Field Saturday night. Tarek Morad pounced on his saved penalty kick in the 33rd minute to give Louisville the lead. Mallan Roberts scored his first goal of the season just before halftime to draw the Kickers level. After going down a man in the 68th minute when Luiz Fernando was shown a red card, Louisville scored twice with goals from Cameron Lancaster in the 84th minute and Mark-Anthony Kaye two minutes later.

Matt Bolduc looked to try to get the Kickers going in the 4th minute. Mallan Roberts fed the ball up the right side of the field for Bolduc. He continued his run to the endline and put a cross in towards goal as Sean Reynolds clears it out for a corner kick. Bolduc played in the corner in to find Roberts at the top of the Louisville box. Roberts got a head to the ball as his shot went wide.

Oscar Umar found space in the 17th minute looking for an opening goal. Umar received the ball on the midfield line from Raul Gonzalez and slipped through Brian Ownby and George Davis IV making a run up the field. With space clearing about 35 yards from goal, Umar went for a shot that sailed high.

Louisville was able to take the lead in the 33rd minute through Tarek Morad. Raul Gonzalez was whistled for a foul inside the box on Brian Ownby. Morad was given the opportunity to try for the penalty kick as his shot was saved by Marcel DeBellis. Off the save, Morad pounced on the ball and put it to the right side of the goal to give the home side the first half lead.

Mallan Roberts leveled the score for the Kickers just before the end of the first half with his first goal of the season. Matt Bolduc stood over a corner kick on the right side of the field. He sent in a well timed ball to find Roberts making a run across the top of the Louisville box, as played his shot on the volley sneaking the ball inside the near post for the tying goal.

Richmond were reduced to ten men in the 68th minute. Luiz Fernando and Tarek Morad came together after missing a challenge, as Fernando lunged towards Morad. Referee Joshua Brooks went straight to his back pocket to draw out a straight red card to send off Fernando.

Marcel DeBellis needed to tip the ball up and over to prevent Louisville from getting back on the scoresheet in the 60th minute. Devon Williams picked out second half substitute Mark-Anthony Kaye right in front of goal, as he could not get a good touch to the ball. He did force DeBellis to push the ball back over the goal before it slipped in over his head.

Louisville were able to regain the lead in the 84th minute from Cameron Lancaster. From a corner kick on the left side, Oscar Jimenez played the ball across the goal as Kyle Smith met the ball to head it back towards the top of the box. Richard Ballard burst in towards the box and put his shot on frame. Lancaster was able to get a slight touch to the ball and put it past DeBellis for the goal.

Two minutes later, Louisville struck again through Mark-Anthony Kaye. As the Kickers press for another goal at the Louisville end of the field, Devon Williams took control and turned to find Kaye running with open field in front of him up the left flank. Once he reached the Kickers box, Kaye cut in towards goal and took touches to get around both Raul Gonzalez and Evan Lee. Kaye curled in a shot to the far post, bending out of the reach of DeBellis for the third and final goal of the match.

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BOX SCORE

 

First Half

Second Half

Final

Louisville

1

2

3

Richmond

1

0

1

 

LINEUPS

Louisville GK Greg Ranjitsingh, Kyle Smith, Sean Totsch, Sean Reynolds, Tarek Morad, Oscar Jimenez, Devon Williams, Paolo DelPiccolo, Brian Ownby (59’ - Richard Ballard), George Davis IV (45’ - Mark-Anthony Kaye), Luke Spencer (67’ - Cameron Lancaster)

Unused Substitutes: Tim Dobrowolski, Micah Bledsoe, Ilija Ilic, Guy Abend

Richmond GK Marcel DeBellis, Raul Gonzalez, Braeden Troyer, William Yomby (53’ - Evan Lee), Mallan Roberts, Alex Lee, Oscar Umar, Jackson Eskay (67’ - Yudai Imura), Luiz Fernando, Matt Bolduc (81’ - Patrick McCann), Mikey Minutillo

Unused Substitutes: Alex Wimmer, Conor Shanosky

 

STATISTICS

 

Shots

Saves

Fouls

Corners

Louisville

17

0

10

7

Richmond

8

9

9

2

 

SCORING SUMMARY

33’

LOU

Tarek Morad

45’

RIC

Mallan Roberts (Matt Bolduc)

84’

LOU

Cameron Lancaster (Richard Ballard)

86’

LOU

Mark-Anthony Kaye (Devon Williams)

 

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

34’

RIC

Mikey Minutillo

38’

LOU

George Davis IV

40’

RIC

Oscar Umar

 

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

68’

RIC

Luiz Fernando

 

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Joshua Brooks

Assistant Referees: Brooke Mayo, Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein

Fourth Official: Hagan Curd

Attendance: 9,104

Weather: Clear, 79 ºF

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