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Richmond 1, Swansea 2

By Admin, 07/19/17, 10:45AM EDT

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Crowd of 8,119 Saw Kickers and Swansea at City Stadium

RICHMOND KICKERS

1

Tayou (Wyatt) 69’

SWANSEA CITY AFC

2

McBurnie (Penalty) 42’, Abraham (Olsson) 80’

RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, July 19, 2017) – In front of a crowd of 8119, the Richmond Kickers fell to Swansea City AFC 2-1 at City Stadium Wednesday night. Oli McBurnie converted a penalty kick in the first half as Franck Tayou headed home a chance in the second half. The Swans gained the lead late in the second half with ten minutes to go through debutant Tammy Abraham. 

The Kickers had their first chance on goal come in the 5th minute. Richmond won a free kick from about 25 yards from goal. Sunny Jane stepped up to take the free kick that ended up sailing high over the near post corner. 

Jay Fulton fired the first good chance for the Swans in the 15th minute. From a corner kick, Richmond were able to contain the shot until it rolled to the top of the box. Fulton went for goal as his chance ended going well over Matt Turner’s goal. 

Swansea nearly found the opener in the 19th minute. Matt Grimes connected with Oli McBurnie near the far post. Finding space, McBurnie looked for the opening at the far post as it grazed just wide. 

The Swans pressed for the goal as Luciano Narsignh found the first shot on goal for the visitors. Jefferson Montero found Narsingh waiting at the far post. He only needed to redirect the ball with a header towards goal right into the hands of Turner. 

Swansea found the break they were looking for in the 42nd minute. Kyle Brantley made a run to the endline and before he could get a cross off, Braeden Troyer came in late for a tackle bringing Brantley down for a penalty. Oli McBurnie stood over the penalty, sending it to Turner’s left as the keeper guessed correctly. 

Richmond leveled the score in the 69th minute. Second half substitute Finnlay Wyatt won the ball out wide. Wyatt just needed a perfectly crossed ball to find fellow second half substitute Franck Tayou, as he placed his header over Edwin Mulder in the Swansea goal to draw the game level. That was Tayou’s second goal since joining the Kickers midseason. 

Ten minutes later and the Swans retook the lead on the debut from Tammy Abraham. Jordan Ayew played a pass out wide to Martin Olsson. Olsson picked out Abraham in the center of the box, where he just needed to place his shot under Marcel DeBellis to gain the late advantage. 

The Kickers returns to USL action this Saturday, July 22 as they host Bethlehem Steel FC at City Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7pm and can be viewed live on the USL Match Center. Tickets are on sale now for both matches at RichmondKickers.com.

BOX SCORE

 

First Half

Second Half

Final

Richmond

0

1

1

Swansea

1

1

2

     

LINEUPS

Richmond GK Matt Turner (62’ – Marcel DeBellis), Braeden Troyer (45’ – Fred Owusu Sekyere), Mallan Roberts (78’ – Conor Shanosky), William Yomby (62’ – Evan Lee), Chris Odoi-Atsem (78’ – Brandon Eaton), Chris Durkin (62’ – Paddy McCann), Samuel Asante (62’ – Oliver Minatel), Luiz Fernando (62’ – Finnlay Wyatt), Raul Gonzalez (62’ – Matt Bolduc), Oscar Umar (78’ – Simon Fitch), Sunny Jane (45’ – Franck Tayou)

Unused Substitutes: Alex Wimmer, Mikey Minutillo, Anthony Grant, Jackson Eskay

Swansea GK Kristoffer Nordfelt (45’ – Edwin Mulder), Angel Rangel (67’ – Kyle Naughton), Kyle Bartley (67’ – Alfie Mawson), Mike van der Hoorn (67’ – Federico Fernandez), Stephen Kingsley (67’ – Martin Olsson), Roque Mesa (67’ – Leon Britton), Jay Fulton (62’ – Leroy Fer), Matt Grimes (62’ – Matt Grimes), Luciano Narsingh (62’ – Wayne Routledge), Jefferson Montero (62’ – Jordan Ayew), Oli McBurnie (62’ – Tammy Abraham)

Unused Substitutes: Modou Barrow

STATISTICS

 

Shots

Saves

Fouls

Corners

Richmond

9

2

7

8

Swansea

11

2

8

5

 

SCORING SUMMARY

42’

SWA

Oli McBurnie (penalty)

69’

RIC

Franck Tayou (Finnlay Wyatt)

80’

SWA

Tammy Abraham (Martin Olsson)

 

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

81’

SWA

Tom Carroll

 

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

None

 

 

 

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Christopher Spivey

Assistant Referees: Ben Pilgrim, Will Aten

Fourth Official: JT Alukonis

Attendance: 8119

Weather: Sunny, 94ºF

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