The Kickers snap a three-game skid.
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.