The Kick­ers snap a three-game skid.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - SPORTS+ -

He­viel Cor­doves scored a goal against his for­mer club, Luiz Fer­nando stayed hot with a goal of his own, and the Rich­mond Kick­ers ended their three-game los­ing streak with a 2-0 win against the Charleston Bat­tery Satur­day night at City Sta­dium.

Af­ter Yu­dai Imura won a free kick on the left wing, Cor­doves put the Kick­ers ahead 1-0 in the 62nd minute, flick­ing a header

past Charleston keeper Joe Kuzmin­sky off of the free kick from Brian Shriver. Cor­doves joined the Kick­ers in the off­sea­son af­ter play­ing five sea­sons for the Bat­tery.

With Rich­mond look­ing to find an in­sur­ance goal, Fer­nando was able to put the game away in the 90th minute, go­ing in alone to beat Kuzmin­sky once more off of a feed from Dane Kelly. The goal was Fer­nando’s fourth in five games across all com­pe­ti­tions.

Af­ter strug­gles in re­cent weeks with pos­ses­sion and shot dif­fer­en­tial, the win against Charleston was a de­par­ture from both for the Kick­ers, edg­ing the Bat­tery in each of those cat­e­gories on the night to take all three points.

The win against Charleston com­pletes a four-game home­s­tand for the Kick­ers, leav­ing the friendly con­fines of City Sta­dium with a 2-2 record. Rich­mond’s next two games will be on the road be­fore re­turn­ing home on June 23 against the Char­lotte In­de­pen­dence.

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