Northsound, Antigua — Charleston defeated Antigua, 2-0, Friday night at Sir Vivian Richards stadium. Jose Cuevas scored the Battery’s first goal in the 75th minute and JC Mack added a second goal in stoppage time as Charleston earned its 10th win of the season.
“With the way the game was going we were able to pick up a valuable win and three points against some tough conditions,” said Charleston Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser. “The team held strong defensively and we will now look ahead and try to gain maximum points in the second game on Sunday.”
Charleston dominated possession throughout the first half but could not find a break-through. Cuevas was denied in the 30th minute by a superb reaction save from goalkeeper Molvin James, who swatted away his blast from close-range.
The deadlock was finally broken after a quick pass out of the back found forward Sallieu Bundu at the halfway line. Bundu held off his defender and slipped a superb pass behind the Antigua right-back. Cuevas ran onto the through-ball and cut back inside two defenders before drilling the ball inside the near post.
With time running out Dino Williams flicked the ball forward to substitute forward JC Mack who fired the ball into the goal from just inside the box.
The Battery completes its two-match series with Antigua on Sunday evening; kick off is set for 7:00PM (1340 AM).