By Randy Kim, Kingston Stockade FC General Manager (Match details provided by Dan Hoffay)
AMESBURY, Mass. -- Kingston Stockade FC wasn't able to cap off a two-match New England road-trip in the way they had hoped. After managing a draw on Saturday in Maine, Stockade FC fell to Seacoast United Phantoms, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon.
Phantoms scored twice in the first half, in the fifth and 37th minutes. Conditions were windy, and Stockade admittedly found it tough to find a rhythm in the match.
The second half saw things change, however, after Phantoms' Richard Simmons was given a red card for a high tackle on Dylan Williams. From there, Stockade had a solid run of play, with Williams, Eric Fortier and Matt Koziol capably controlling play in the midfield.
This led to a first Stockade goal in the 77th minute, with Fortier scoring his second of the season.
Phantoms countered, however, in the 82nd minute, with Stockade pressing high the backline was beaten by a through ball that was quickly converted.
Stockade did add another goal in the 85th minute, with Aldo Tropeano finding the back of the net for the first time this season.
The loss leaves Stockade FC with a 3-2-4 record on the season (wins-draws-losses). Kingston takes the pitch again on Saturday, June 18 (2 p.m. ET) at home against New York Cosmos B.