June 22, 2016 IN CONTENTION Boston City extends streak to five
MALDEN, Mass. -- Boston City FC extended its unbeaten run to five matches with a 2-0 win over the Kingston Stockade at Brother Gilbert Stadium Wednesday night.
Homero Morais (68th minute) and Michael Bustamante (73rd) scored for BCFC (6-3-2, 20 points), which remained in contention for a place in the NPSL Northeast Atlantic Conference playoffs.
Morais converted off a throw-in, driving a right-footer from the top left corner of the penalty area into the far side of the net. Bustamante scored on a left-foot rebound after his penalty kick had been saved, improving his goal-scoring streak to four games.
“I practice those shots so I knew when I had the opportunity I had to take it,” said Morais, who had two shots from distance saved in the first half. “That’s my favorite spot when I have the ball on the left side.”
Boston dominated the midfield, with Ronaldo Vieira in support of Morais and left wing Egberto Da Silva.
Jhonata Batista’s 25-yard free kick was tipped around the post after 18 minutes. Kingston threatened as Eric Fortier flicked a header that was grabbed by Victor Scariot.
The best first half chances came in the 37th minute, as Guilherme Desousa’s long ball into the penalty area was headed just wide by Batista with David Giddings stranded, and in the 45th minute, as Morais' long drive was tipped over the bar by 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,” Morais said.
Four minutes after Morais' goal, substitute Pedro Da Silva went down in a collision with Giddings as he ran onto a long ball from Marcelo Cunha, referee Phillip Cox awarding a penalty kick. Bustamante then finished the rebound for his team-leading fifth goal of the season.