By Randy Kim, Kingston Stockade FC General Manager
MALDEN, Mass. -- Despite a game effort by the plucky visitors, it just wasn't meant to be for the team from the Hudson Valley.
In a battle of first-year clubs, Kingston Stockade FC fell, 2-0, to Boston City FC on Wednesday in Malden, Mass.
Boston City opened up the scoring in the 67th minute courtesy of a long-range shot from Homero Morais.
Then in the 72nd minute, a penalty was called on Stockade FC goalkeeper David Giddings. Giddings initially made amends by saving the spot kick, but Michael Bustamante scored on the rebound to make it 2-0, which held until the end of the match.
Overall, it was a scrappy match on both sides. With Stockade FC stretched thin due to injury, Aldo Tropeano, Joe Bogart and Paulino Curto all put in hard shifts for the visitors. Matt Koziol rotated from his regular central midfield spot to the center of defense, while Michael Creswick -- Stockade FC's leading scorer -- missed the match due to yellow card accumulation.
Stockade FC now hosts two matches this weekend. The first one is against Seacoast United Phantoms on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET at Dietz Stadium. The second is against Brooklyn Italians on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET at Dietz Stadium.