It was another bad night at the office for the Charleston Battery as they slumped to a toothless 4-0 defeat at the hands of The Miami FC on Saturday.
A brace from visiting full-back Othello Bah had a long-distance effort from Florian Valot sandwiched in between before Romeo Parkes scored five minutes after the break that would eventually cap off a frustrating evening.
The problems for the season were again laid plain as the first goal from Bah came with just five minutes gone, and Valot’s long-range effort came from outside the box with no one prepared to step up and close him down. While efforts from Augi Williams and Aidan Apodaca each came close to reducing the arrears, Bah would earn his second of the night five minutes before the end of the half as the two teams went in with the scoreline 3-0 in favor of the visitors.
While things needed to change at halftime, the Battery again were left shell shocked early on in the second 45 when Romeo Parkes stole in at the back post to make it four.
The result leaves the Battery remaining on four points for the campaign with ten games played, having won their first game of the year. It seems to be a perfect storm for a bad start, with injuries, players unable to gel together, and a tough schedule to boot, though the fans would have been hoping for things to start turning around at this stage of the season. The only thing that could provide a light at the end of the tunnel is players like AJ Paterson returning, who suffered an injury early on in preseason and was out for this bad run.
The Black and Yellow next face Loudon United away from home on Saturday, May 28th. Kick-off is set for 7PM and the game will be streamed on ESPN+.
TOP IMAGE CREDIT MICHAEL WISER