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Legacy 76 had a golden opportunity to snag a win from Chesterfield United, the top team in the National Premier Soccer League’s Mid Atlantic Conference, on Friday evening at Fort Lee in Richmond.
Instead, Legacy 76 allowed three consecutive goals to close the road match after building an early 1-0 lead, ending the contest 3-1 in favor of the home team.
“The loss is deflating to the group and for the coaching staff as everyone gave it their all tonight,” Legacy 76 head coach Kevin Darcy said. “We had plenty of missed opportunities and chances to put the game away early, but we didn’t make use of them.”
Legacy 76 opened the match with a goal from Christopher Newport University’s Jalon Brown, who found the back of the net in the 25th minute off an assist from Christopher Dunn.
Chesterfield United knotted the game at 1-1 shortly before the break and carried that momentum heading into the second half.
After scoring a long goal to open the second half, Chesterfield United put the game away as the home club capitalized on a beautifully taken free kick from just outside the box. The free kick glanced off the wall and redirected into the back of the Legacy 76 net for the game’s final score.
Legacy 76 (1-4-2) will need to have a short memory as the team prepares for its next match, a home contest against Virginia Beach City FC on Sunday.
Chesterfield United 3, Legacy 76 1