HARTFORD, CT – Stockade FC earned another vital point on the road with a 1-1 result vs. Hartford City FC and extended their unbeaten streak to 9 games.
The club continued to extend its record unbeaten streak, and secured the first-ever supporter driven Wooden Shoes, in Hartford on Saturday night. Alejandro Riquelme opened the scoring in the 19th minute of play at the University of Hartford as Conner Rezende pushed the ball towards the end line for Afonso Pinheiro to swing into the box for Riquelme’s finish.
Stockade FC controlled the pace of play for the majority of the first half and into the second half before Hartford City FC found the equalizer in the 66th minute. Miguel Carneiro pushed home the leveler after Stockade FC was caught on the counter-attack.
Stockade FC continued on the front foot in the final 20 minutes of play, searching for the winner. Brady Van Epps and Scott Zobre both had major chances in front of goal late on as Van Epps hit the crossbar and Zobre’s attempt was blocked inside 5 yards.
The push for the playoffs begins now with only four matches remaining; two at home. Stockade FC returns home to Dietz Stadium on Saturday June 22 for a 6PM match-up with rival Boston City FC.
STARTING XI: Monroe; Gatti, Avila, Markovic, Robinson; Koziol, Makaj, Rezende; Zobre, Riquelme, Pinheiro
MAN OF THE MATCH: Joao Avila (Stockade FC)
The Marist men’s soccer defender has been a rock in the back for Stockade FC this season and continued his impressive form as the back line limited Hartford City FC to few dangerous scoring opportunities throughout the night.