Navion Boyd had the first real chance of the game in the eighth minute, splitting the defense and driving a shot over the bar. But the Charleston faithful would wait only six minutes for the deciding moment of the match. Jose Cuevas cued up a free kick from around forty yards and sent a tremendous curling ball into the box. Battery skipper Colin Falvey latched onto the service and headed his shot to the upper right corner of the net, past the reach of the Blues netminder. On the half hour, Amadou Sanyang nearly doubled Charleston's lead, but he nodded a shot just over the crossbar. At the break, Falvey's goal was enough to keep the hosts in front.
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Here's a nice piece with a personal note on Falvey's goal from The Post & Courier.
Another good outing for the boys, notching a league win on the eve of their historic Open Cup fixture with the New York Red Bulls. Charleston are in the thick of it now, with three games next week and two of them on the road. Forgetting the Open Cup match for a moment, the Battery's upcoming three game road swing will be a critical test of their mettle in terms of league competition. They are eight points behind league leaders Orlando City, but have played only seven to City's nine. With wins in Pittsburgh and Dayton, Charleston could overtake the Lions by beating them when they visit Orlando the second week in June.
That being said, the we can no longer forget Charleston's appointment with Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls Tuesday night!! It has all the makings of a classic cup tie and all I can say is:
SEE YOU AT THE 'BAUD!!!!!