KINGSTON- Kingston Stockade FC, the newly formed expansion addition to the National Premiere Soccer League started the season with a draw and a loss. Both games were on the road. But then the team came home to Dietz stadium this past weekend to play in front of a hometown crowd for the first time, ever.
The stands were filled close to capacity was an impressive showing for the first ever professional soccer debut and the players didn’t disappoint with two shutout wins on both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s win was a 1-0 victory of the Rhode Island Reds, Sunday was a 3-0 win over Greater Lowell, and suddenly the o-1-1 team is an impressive 2-1-1.
“Our chemistry is getting better with each game”, said former Arlington high school and Siena goalie Steve Skonieczny. Team Captain Jamal Lis-Simmons added ” We’ve all been a little out of sync to start the season being that it’s our first time playing together, but we’re coming together now and you’ll definitely see more goals.”
Saturday’s home opener showed signs of a strong offensive potential with several shots on goal and opportunities through the first half. Sunday’s performance showed some adjustments from Saturday’s play, and those adjustments led to just want Lis-Simmons predicted, more goals.