Chris Albiston's Brace Leads VB City FC Past FC Frederick In 4-2 Win
Virginia Beach City FC earned a second straight home win on Sunday night after a dominating performance, which included three different goalscorers for the Neptunes. Chris Albiston led the way with two goals of his own in the 4-2 win over FC Frederick.
VB City FC came out strong to begin the first half of play and forward Brandon Perdue wasted no time getting onto the scoresheet. In the sixth minute of action, Perdue worked his way into space and netted the opener with a calm finish.
Brian Hinkey and company wouldn't waste any time adding to the lead as Albiston found the back of the net just four minutes later. VB City FC would hold the 2-0 advantage throughout the majority of the half, though FC Frederick would cut into the lead before the break.“Getting those early goals from Brandon and I were important in establishing our early rhythm, especially with important guys missing like Condotta and TJ. Luckily we had some new guys in and they really stepped up. This season we have had some trouble playing with confidence in front of goal and those early goals certainly helped set the tone for the game." - Virginia Beach City FC Forward, Chris Albiston.
In the 37th minute, the away side capitalized on a rebound off goalkeeper Sean Stowe to make it 2-1. The ODU product made the original save, but he couldn't corral the rebound which led to the short-range goal.
The second half would kick off in style as well, with Albiston showing his skill for the Neptunes' third goal of the night. The William & Mary standout broke away from the Frederick defense and produced a cool finish past the away keeper for a 3-1 lead.
Back-and-forth they went as FC Frederick quickly responded in the 60th minute. Up by a goal in the late stages, VB City FC put the match bed just before stoppage time. Johan De Picker grabbed his second goal in as many games to seal the three points to end the month of June.
“It always feels good to get on the scoresheet, but it feels better to get the three points." - Virginia Beach City FC Forward, Chris Albiston
The boys will now head into July with two matches remaining and a playoff spot on the line. Virginia Beach City FC currently sits tied atop the NPSL's Mid Atlantic Conference next to Legacy 76 with 14 points, though Legacy has a game in hand.
Albiston and his teammates will look to continue the winning streak on July 2nd at Fredericksburg FC before returning home on the 9th for the season finale against the ASA Charge! You can purchase your tickets online at www.vbcityfc.com/tickets leading up to match day!“The players have progressed well. The standings are wide open. We simply focus on each individual game with the intention to win. We train and play with the belief that we are the best team in the division and we aim to prove it day-in and day-out. There's no secret formula. It's hard work and belief. Our locker room is very positive and I like the energy of the group. We will do our best to represent Hampton Roads with respect and a quality of play this area can be proud of. I believe we are accomplishing that and we look forward to two great matches and hopefully we come out with a playoff position." - Virginia Beach City FC Head Coach, Brian Hinkey