By First State FC
First State FC finished their 2022 season with a strong showing against the =Alexandria Reds in the final game of the NPSL regular season. The First State Midnight Riders had been eliminated from the playoffs the week before yet turned in a solid performance.
Missing seven starters from their lineup, First State set up with a well-organized defense, and the match was scoreless for most of the first half.
A breakaway goal with only five minutes left in the half broke the deadlock.
Alexandria expanded their lead early in the second half with a towering header off of a corner kick.
General Manager Dave Holloway shared his thoughts on the 2022 season.
“We are disappointed with the season’s results obviously, but proud of the effort that the staff and team put in,” Holloway said. “The NPSL season is too short to be able to recover from a slow start.”
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