ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 1, 2017) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies picked up their fourth home win of the season Saturday night, topping the Richmond Kickers 1-0 at Al Lang Stadium. Deshorn Brown scored the only goal of the match on a scissor kick in the 45th minute.
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Here’s a look at how the Eastern Conference matches we highlighted in our preview last week ended up.
Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 – 0 Richmond Kickers
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tampa Bay made four changes to the starting lineup and they paid off as the Rowdies beat Richmond 1-0 on Deshorn Brown’s goal.
Charleston Battery 2 – 2 Ottawa Fury FC
MUSC Health Stadium, Charleston, S.C.
The first-place Battery were held to a home draw by Ottawa, helping the Rowdies to make up ground on Charleston. The match was level at 1-1 at halftime and Ottawa took a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute. Charleston saved a point in the 84th minute.
Louisville City FC 0 – 0 Toronto FC II
Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Kentucky
Tampa Bay got more help on Saturday night as Toronto FC II went to Kentucky and earned a point with a scoreless draw. TFC II goalkeeper Angelo Cavalluzzo tallied an impressive 11 saves to keep the home team off the board.