Annapolis Blues FC Continues to Build Momentum with a 5-1 Win over Virginia Beach City FC

By Annapolis Blues FC

The Annapolis Blues secured their spot in the NPSL playoffs in front of 9,038 as the Blues defeated Virginia Beach City FC 5-1.

Forward Mikey Revell picked up where he left off last match, opening the scoring for the Blues early on.  Alex Abril was on the receiving end of a lifted through ball on the left side of the box. Settling the pass and taking a touch, Abril slotted a cross that found the feet of Revell for a simple tap-in finish from inside the six-yard box. 

Going from assist man to goal scorer, Abril put the Blues up 2-0.  Making a darting run down the field, Abril made his way into the box after beating the Virginia Beach defense.  Keeping his composure in the one-on-one situation, Abril slotted home his finish in the bottom left corner. Virginia Beach managed to pull one back before the half, going into the break with a score of 2-1 in favor of the home team.

The second half would see both an attacking clinic and strong defensive performance by the Blues.  Luke Dunne netted his sixth goal of the season to put the Blues up 3-1.  Dunne found the ball at his feet following a nice mix of midfield passes by the Blues.  From roughly 25 yards out, Dunne took his chances and released a rocket that kissed the post and found the top left corner of the net, leaving the VBCFC keeper with no chance.

Abril secured his brace in the latter stages of the second half.  After making another run into the box, the pacy Abril found himself in front of two defenders.  Taking them on at pace, Abril cut in and out, leaving the defenders in the dust.  From 12 yards out, Abril’s laser of a shot found the bottom right corner of the net.

To finish off the scoring, Virginia Beach found the back if its own net, scoring an own goal.  In classic Blues attacking fashion, Miles Avery drove down the right wing towards the endline inside the box.  Avery then played a ball across the face of the net, trying to find Abril.  The defender attempted to clear the ball but tapped it into his own net from a few yards out. 

Annapolis will host Grove United to close out the regular season on Saturday, July 6 with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. 

Photo Credit: Jenna Wilson/Annapolis Blues FC


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