Almir Batista Jr.’s goal in the 85th minute lifted TSF Academy FC over Kingston Stockade FC, 4-3, in the Stockade’s final regular-season home match in front of a record crowd of 1,120 at Dietz Stadium on Monday night.
It was a good team that we played against, and we were fatigued,” Stockade FC Coach David Lindholm said, speaking of Kingston’s 4-2 win over the Seacoast United Mariners two days earlier.
1 seed in the National Premier Soccer League’s Atlantic White Conference after Boston City FC played Hartford City FC to a 3-3 draw in Hartford on Sunday.
Kingston fought back and got near the goal a couple of more times in the closing minutes of the match and in stoppage time, but was unable to score.
Kingston fell behind 2-1 early in the half, after a John Gonzalez goal in the 52nd minute.
Kingston, closes out the regular season with one more away match against second-place Boston City FC (5-3-2) at Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Mass., at 7 p.m.
After a bye, the Stockade will return home on Saturday, July 15, for the Atlantic White Conference finals, where it will face the winner of the July 12 Atlantic White Conference wildcard match.