CHARLESTON BATTERY – USL PRO
Result: OCSC 2-1 Charleston Battery, Match Report from Official Team Site
City is coming off of its most successful performances of the year and looks to come out on top in this battle of first and second place teams. The second in five days. A win will give the Lions a 13 point lead over the Battery as well as clinching a playoff birth. A tie will also guarantee post-season football. The offense will hope to continue their torrid pace of the past two victories. Matt Luzunaris will want to maintain his fantastic form and Dennis Chin will look to tie his Battery counterpart (Nicki Patterson) for the league lead in goals.
The defense will look to extend its clean sheet run to four games and the whole team will want to increase their unbeaten streak to nine. (I like being able just to change the numbers on that sentence from week to week). The entire team is playing well and City has an embarrassment of riches in team depth as they move into the playoffs.
Charleston is the class team in the league and will be looking to place some space between themselves and Rochester in order to gain the second place position at the end of the season and the bye into the semi-finals that comes with it. The Battery are coming off a 3-1 victory over Wilmington. If you are lucky enough to be attending this road tilt there is $1 draft beer all night at the sweetest little soccer specific stadium in America. (OCSC management – you could learn something from this.)