Zeiko Lewis and his Charleston Battery teammates pulled off a 1-0 win over Loudoun United FC Friday night for their fourth victory over the Virginia side this season.
A defensive battle for nearly the full 90 minutes saw the home team come out victorious after a crucial penalty save by goalkeeper Paul Lewis and a late goal by Robbie Crawford.
Lewis and his teammates did not disappoint in front of a crowd over 3,000 strong celebrating Pride Night at Patriots Point.
The match was decided in the 79th minute when Robbie Crawford, who came in 15 minutes earlier off the bench, scored from outside the box.
The Scotsman was assisted by Lewis before uncorking a driving shot that would rattle off the left post and head into the back of the net.
The goal was Crawford’s first of the season in his first match back since July 7th. The match would play out with the result unchanged, although tempers started to flare in the latter stages with Romario Piggott and Fordah both receiving a yellow card in the 84th minute.
Piggott came close to doubling Charleston’s lead in the stoppage time but his attempt was saved. Charleston’s victory came in style as Head Coach Michael Anhaeuser celebrated his 51st birthday with three points won.