WEST CHESTER, P.A. — A 50th minute strike by West Chester United proved to be the game-winner as Philadelphia Lone Star opened their inaugural season in the USL League Two with a 1-0 loss Wednesday afternoon at the Kildare’s Turf Field.
The Stars controlled the early stages of the match and almost went ahead in the 40th minute, but Aboubacar Camara’s strike was parried away by United’s goalie.
United came out blazing in the second half and scored just five minute in when Troy Amspacher latched onto a cross at the far post to put his side ahead.
The Stars mounted pressure right after and almost had the equalizer in the 64th minute but United cleared on the goal line.
At the other end, goalkeeper Liam Smith made couple of saves to keep the score at 1-0.
“I was very proud of the effort our guys put in this afternoon,” said Head Coach Fatoma Turay. “It’s always a tough game against United. We controlled the game in the first half and created more chances but just couldn’t find the back of the net. We will have more time with the guys tomorrow and Friday, but there were many positives to be taken from this game as we prepare for the next one.”
The Stars travel to Northern Virginia FC this Saturday (May 8) for a 7:00 p.m. contest at the Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, VA.