Boston City 2 Kingston Stockade 0
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 10:23 pm

Boston City’s unbeaten run was extended to five matches in the race for a NPSL Northeast Atlantic Conference playoff spot with a convincing 2-0 win over the Kingston Stockade on Wednesday night.

The home crowd looked like being disappointed as possession and probing from midfield failed to produce a goal until goals in the 68th and 73rd minutes settled the tie.  The first was worth waiting for as Homero Morais unleashed a bullet from 30 yards out that found the top corner then Michael Bustamante scored a rebound after his penalty kick had been saved.

“I practice those shots so I knew when I had the opportunity I had to take it,” said Morais, who had two similar efforts saved in the first half.  “That’s my favorite spot when I have the ball on the left side.”

Boston entertained and showed off a catalogue of midfield trickery in the first half, supplemented by Egberto Da Silva’s raids down the left wing, but scoring chances were few and far between for both sides.

Jhonata Batista saw a free kick from 25 yards out tipped around the post after 18 minutes and at the other end ten minutes later Eric Fortier flicked a header held under the home bar that was held easily by Vitor Scariot.

The best chances came in the 37th minute when Guilherme Desousa’s long probing ball into the penalty area was headed on by Batista, but landed agonizingly wide of the target with the keeper stranded and then on the stroke of halftime, again in Boston’s favor.  Morais let fly from 35 yards out, but his audacious shot was tipped over bar by David Giddings.

“The last three games we’ve played very well knocking the ball around and I don’t think there was a doubt we would score,” added Morais.

Somerville-born Morais proved lethal in the 68th minute from almost as far out as his 30-yard unstoppable drive sailed into the top corner to deservedly break the deadlock and earn Boston a 1-0 lead.

Four minutes later it was 2-0 as Pedro Da Silva was bundled over by the keeper just after coming on as a substitute for a penalty.  Michael Bustamante’s spot kick was saved by the outstretched hand of Giddings, but the Lions’ top scorer buried the rebound with his fifth goal of the season to claim the three points.



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