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June 8, 2016
UPSET TIME
Boston City clips Cosmos B

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Boston City FC upset reigning National Premier Soccer League champion New York Cosmos B, 3-2, at the Hofstra University Soccer Stadium Wednesday night. The Lions (4-3-1, 13 points) moved into second place behind Cosmos B (7-2-1, 22 points), in the Northeast Atlantic Conference.

Jhonata Batista and Michael Bustamante gave BCFC a 2-0 lead, Cosmos B pulling within 2-1 just before halftime.

Ghanaian forward Yaw Addow entered in the 58th minute and set up Homero Morais for a 3-1 advantage, Cosmos B scoring on the final kick of the match.

Boston City took the lead in the eighth minute, Batista finishing after goalkeeper Kevin Tenjo slipped while attempting to clear a back pass.

The Cosmos threatened early as Michael Holzer fired high from distance and Franklin Castellanos had a long-range shot held under the bar by Victor Scariot.

BCFC played an effective possession game in the first half. But the Cosmos threatened as BCFC captained Ronaldo Vieira was cautioned and Morais was yellow-carded for encroachment on a free kick.

Boston City upped the lead to two goals on a counter, the score set up as Batista failed to connect on a cross, but held possession in the corner and laid back for Morais to dummy, Bustamante firing home from 20 yards for his third goal of the season.

Addow, tied with Bustamante for the team scoring lead, sparked BCFC in a reserve role for the second successive match he scored the tying goal in a 3-2 victory over the Kingston Stockade Sunday.

Addow was whistled for offside twice, but then held off an attempt to pull him down by his shorts, racing along the right flank and delivering a cross that Morais tucked home, unmarked in the penalty area.

Scariot pushed an Alejandro Mitrano shot around the post with seven minutes remaining. In injury time, Scariot tipped a Per Erik Forgaard header over the crossbar. In the dying seconds, Scariot dropped a Gaston Sanchez free kick, Shaun Russell finishing.

Boston City visits New York Athletic Club Sunday.

   
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