CAMBRIDGE - In KDSL action Sunday night, league-leading Leoes entertained sixth-place Stratford City FC and found that City was a different team than they had handily defeated in the Stratford’s home opener back on May 10 by a 1-0 score.
Sunday’s game was a closely contested and hard-fought match that ended in a 0-0 draw.
The FC back four of Jeremy Dechert, Sean Beach, Jordan Hayle and Rory Blackburn played a physical game that left little scoring opportunity for the skilled Leoes forwards.
On the occasions when the home side did break in on net, Kyle Buxton shut the door with a great display of goalkeeping. City had its chances as well, particularly in the second half when Ryan Harrison, Kurtis Bailey and Mike Schuler all forced the Leoes keeper to make outstanding stops.
Coach Jim Grogan was again filling in for head coach Kenny Murphy and was completely satisfied with the team performance. “Holding this skilled Portuguese team, that has lost only once this year, off the scoresheet is a tremendous achievement and it shows how much we are progressing to develop this club,” Grogan said.
City’s KDSL record is now 5-4-2. Next action for City is Aug. 8 when they visit Guelph Rangers and then play a rare Saturday home game on Aug. 10 against Polish at 5 p.m.