Boston City 1 New England Revolution U23s 2
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 8:44 pm

The New England Revolution Under 23s marked their first match with a 2-1 win away to Boston City FC, despite playing most of the second half a man down.

The real winner was the Greater Boston Food Bank, which will receive the $1,700 attendance gate money to provide 5,100 meals in the local community.

The hosts used the run out to give valuable playing time to debutants and squad players and led in the opening minute, but conceded two second half goals to Chris Arling and a Christian Sady penalty kick.  Homero Morais almost leveled the friendly three minutes from time, but his shot on a breakaway came back off the foot of the post.

Failure to capitalize on chances has cost the Lions points this season, but inside the opening sixty seconds, striker Jhonata Batista pounced on some sloppy Revs defending to win the ball in front of the visitors’ goal and slot home an easy finish to lead 1-0.

Egberto Da Silva saw a header tipped over the cross bar by Austin Aviza at the quarter of an hour mark before the Revs twice came close to equalizing.  Daniel Apajee rattled the Boston City FC cross bar after 19 minutes then five minutes later, Vilbrun St Louis conceded a penalty, but new signing Victor Scariot, making his debut, saved with his feet from Felix Ocbona.

Ocbona threatened again on a counter attack but was well marshaled by St Louis and Gabriel De Souza and shot wide.  When Dominik Machado broke free, Egberto Da Silva was quick to snuff out the chance.

Lions coach Palhina rested key midfielders Ronaldo Vieira and Jadilson Vieira at halftime with three key NPSL road matches looming and also subbed out scorer Batista and Scariot, giving Ralph Angrand, Jean Carreiro, Valerio Silva and teenage defender Felipe Dutra some valuable playing time.

The Revs went down to ten men when Johnny Gonzalez picked up a second yellow card only four minutes into the second half, but were level three minutes later through Arling’s finish.

Substitute keeper Wanderson Macedo kept Boston City level as he tipped a long-range effort over the bar and at the other end a similar save denied Homero Morais.  

Carrieiro’s shot screamed across the face of the Revs goal before Sady made no mistake from the penalty spot, beating the third Lions keeper of the night Estive Sosa with what proved to be the winning goal.

Valerio Silva saw a shot destined for the top corner pushed away and at the death, the woodwork denied Morais an equalizer.

Boston City travels to Kingston Stockade on Sunday, kickoff 5pm, for the first of three away matches in New York State in the space of eight days.

About The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB provides 78% of the hunger-relief food distributed by its 550 member agencies throughout the 190 cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts. GBFB has more than 30 direct service programs that provide the highest quality of food and healthy meals for as many as 500,000 people a year in an effort to create a hunger-free eastern Massachusetts. GBFB is a member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. For more information, visit us at, become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@gr8bosfoodbank, or call us at 617.427.5200.

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