By Kingston Stockade FC
Stockade FC used a first half flurry of goals to defeat rivals Hartford City FC on Saturday night at Dietz Stadium. Stockade FC welcomed a large crowd of 467 fans, who witnessed a dominating first 45 minutes for the boys in Orange.
Sam LaTorre opened the scoring just five minutes into the match as Paterson Kabore delivered the perfect set piece off the corner kick.
Vinny Colantuono would double the Stockade FC advantage in the 21st minute as Scott Zobre sent him through to goal.
Colantuono would add his second goal of the match only three minutes later. Zobre, again, would apply the assist that saw Colantuono provide a beautiful touch to lob the ball over the Hartford keeper for a 3-0 lead.
Ultimately, the halftime lead would hold as Dylan McDermott and the Stockade FC backline registered their second consecutive shutout to open the season.
Stockade FC improves to 2-0-0 on the year and will travel to Boston City FC next Saturday, May 22 for a 1:00 pm kickoff at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, MA. Stockade FC returns home to Dietz Stadium on Saturday May 29th for a 6:00 pm kickoff with Valeo FC.
Colantuono, who was named Man of the Match, made an immediate impression in his return to the starting lineup as he recorded a first-half brace to lead Stockade FC to a 3-0 win over Hartford City FC.
Photo Credit: Terri McAleer Photography