Toronto FC II suffered their first home defeat on Friday afternoon, falling 2-1 to the Richmond Kickers.
Matthew Srbely opened the scoring for TFC II in the 19th minute. After a lobbed cross from Noble Okello, Ayo Akinola whiffed on a volley, but Srbely found the bottom-right corner.
Don’t give Srbely that much room pic.twitter.com/3I8awnBMke— Toronto FC II (@TorontoFCII) July 26, 2019
The Kickers would equalize in the 35th minute. After a long ball forward from Scott Thomsen, TFC II goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky seemed to hesitate while deciding whether he wanted to catch or punch the ball, and it ended up sailing over his head. He reached up to try and push the ball out, but put it into his own goal.
In the 48th minute, the Kickers would take the lead, as Josh Hughes found the back of the net after a penalty shot was saved.
After Joe Gallardo's spot kick was saved, Hughes pounced on the rebound and slotted it home, the goal that would stand as the game-winner.
The loss was Toronto FC II's first loss at home this season. Their record at home is now 4-1-3, and is 6-6-5 overall. They sit in 6th in USL League One, and are only outside the playoffs on goal difference.
They next play on Wednesday afternoon, at home against Forward Madison FC. Kickoff is at 4 pm.