July 17, 2016 PK ELIMINATION Boston City FC downed in NPSL playoffs
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Boston City FC’s inaugural season concluded with a penalty kick defeat to Legacy 76 in an NPSL playoff match that ended early Sunday morning.
The match, interrupted by a nearly three-hour weather delay, ended tied, 0-0, before Legacy took a 5-4 penalty kicks advantage, the final attempt taken at 12:45 a.m.
The Lions (10-4-3) looked to be in control of the spot kicks as Darlan Rocha, Valerio Silva and Marcelo Cunha converted and keeper Victor Scariot saved twice. But Gabriel De Souza hit the post and Michael Bustamante hit the cross bar, and captain Ronaldo Vieira’s shot was saved before Legacy 76’s Jacob Weiler clinched the result.
Legacy’s Jermain Reid had three chances to decide the game late in regulation time, hitting the post with a free kick, then having a shot saved by Scariot and missing an open goal.
BCFC missed on a late chance as Homero Morais headed wide off a Michael Bustamante free kick.
During extra time, BCFC had a chance on Egberto Da Silva’s powerful shot, which was pushed over the bar by Joseph Ghitis.
Both teams appeared to be tiring in overtime, the Lions having started their trip with an early-morning flight from Boston.
Boston's main first half threats came from Yaw Addow, who outmaneuvered two defenders but shot high, plus Morais, whose shot was saved, and substitute Pedro Silva, a 31st-minute substitute for Addow.