Thursday, May 19, 2011
More Disappointment for Battery
The boys from Charleston dropped another three points at home last Saturday against expansion side F.C. New York. It was the Battery's first loss at home since September of 2009. Following the pattern of the last few matches, the Battery had good possession and far more attempts on goal than their opposition. However, possession and opportunities are not enough to win football matches. In a surprising defensive lapse, New York's lone goal came in the 35th minute. Anhaeuser responded with an attacking double substitution. Battery striker Dane Kelley brought life to the match as his creativity opened up more opportunities and nearly a goal in the closing seconds of the fixture. It was not to be as NY keeper Diaz made a final save to maintain his clean sheet.