Lions Aim To Record Double Over Visiting Stockade At 8pm At Malden Catholic’s Brother Gilbert Stadium; Brazilian Barbeque Truck Returns To Feed Fans
Boston City FC defends a four-match unbeaten run in the club’s first-ever midweek home match when the Kingston Stockade visit Malden Catholic High School at 8pm on Wednesday.
The ongoing Boston City FC pledge to provide fans with great food and entertainment continues when Chef Pedro and his Brazilian Barbeque mobile steak house food truck make a welcome return to Brother Gilbert Stadium.
Boston City FC fans arriving at Malden T station can again travel free of charge to the match on a shuttle bus service courtesy of Malden Trans that will run at 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm and offers a return ride after the match.
The Lions (5-3-2) aim to complete their first ‘double’ of the season by adding home win to the 3-2 away victory over the Stockade (3-5-2) last month. On that occasion, Boston trailed 2-1 following a 59-minute delay due to lightning, but struck back through goals from Yaw Addow and Michael Bustamante to win 3-2, which proved the catalyst for the four-match streak without defeat.
Another 3-2 win at reigning NPSL champion New York Cosmos B and a 0-0 draw away to NY Athletic Club was followed by Sunday’s 1-0 success against the Brooklyn Italians in a disciplined display highlighted by midfielder Bustamante’s second half goal. A team that had been troubled by a rash of bookings, red cards and suspensions has picked up only two yellow cards in as many matches. The Stockade have drawn once and lost twice since their first home defeat in club history to Boston.
“I am very happy about the last four matches,” said Boston City head coach Palhinha. This only gives us more hope and strength to get where we want to be. We have these next three games at home to prove all that we are for real.”
The Lions face injury doubts over striker Yaw Addow, who left Sunday’s win with a knee injury after only 23 minutes, while midfielder Jadilson Vieira has left the club for personal reasons to return to California.
Boston has fielded a settled starting line up throughout the unbeaten run and Bustamante leads the team with four goals, which have been scored in the past six matches. Forward Jhonata Batista has three assists, while central defender Gabriel De Souza is the only player to have played every minute of 10 matches this season, logging 900 in total.
The Lions’ four-match home stand continues on Sunday, June 26 with the exciting visit of playoff rival the Rhode Island Reds to Malden Catholic, kickoff 6pm. The Reds have stolen second place in the standings from Palhinha’s team, sitting two points ahead in the postseason race.