Long Island Rough Riders vs. Kingston Stockade FC

MAY 9 | 8 p.m. ET | John Burns Park; Massapequa Park, N.Y.

Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) 6, Kingston Stockade FC (NPSL) 3 A.E.T.
The Long Island Rough Riders prevailed in what turned into an absolute goal fest in Massapequa Park, N.Y., winning out 6-3 after extra time against Kingston Stockade FC. In contrast to the rest of the game, the opening frame saw only one goal as the Stockade took an early 16th minute lead through Bruce Jeter. In the second half, play opened up and Kingston grabbed a second via Michael Creswick in the 52nd minute. Five minutes later, Tyler Botte clawed a goal back for Long Island, sparking the comeback. With 10 minutes left in regulation, Rough Riders captain Thomas Wharf bagged the equalizer and a second yellow to Kingston’s Bernardo Mattos made the extra time mountain mighty tall indeed for the visitors. However, it took till the second half of extra time for Long Island to make its advantage tell, but the Rough Riders whipped off three straight goals in six minutes to open up a 5-2 lead before capping the victory after Kingston converted a PK. Long Island will face Louisville City FC in the Second Round.