Rochester Rhinos v Antigua Barracuda FC Match Preview

Antigua Barracuda FC has a record of 3-9-0 and has only scored 8 goals while giving up 23 goals against in the meantime.  The team has yet to score a goal away from home, losing all four of their matches on the mainland U.S. by an average of 3-0.  ABFC just ended an 8 game losing streak by beating Charleston on the island this past Sunday 1-0 behind an early second half goal from Peter Byers.  Molvin James left this game after 8 minutes due to injury and was replaced by Keita DeCastro.

If the Rhinos (25 points from 15 games) fail to finish their chances against Antigua Barracuda FC on Wednesday night, they will leave themselves susceptible to getting leapfrogged by Wilmington (22 points from 15 games), Harrisburg (19 points from 13 games) and Los Angeles (17 points from 12 games).  Rochester needs to take advantage of home games so the team doesn’t see it’s tremendous 6-0-0 start go down the drain.

Probable Starting XI:
F, Peter Byers, 11 g, 811 m
F, Stefan Smith, 12 g, 905 m
M, Quinton Griffith, 12 g, 1047 m
M, Tamorley Thomas, 11 g, 568 m
M, Akeem Thomas, 12 g, 995 m
M, Matthew Aldred, 8 g, 498 m
D, Luke Blakely, 11 g, 847 m
D, George Dublin, 11 g, 915 m
D, Karanja Mack, 11 g , 820 m
D, Orlando Mitchum, 12 g, 1031 m
GK, Keita DeCastro, 5 g, 442 m

Probable Reserves:
GK, Molvin James, 9 g, 647 m
D, Troy Dublin, 6 g, 326 m
D, Ranja Christian, 7 g, 189 m
M, Randolph Burton, 7 g, 415 m
M, Lawson Robinson, 8 g, 401 m
F, Kerry Skepple, 8 g, 381 m
F, Kimoi Alexander, 9 g, 498 m

Highest Scorers:
Stefan Smith, 4 goals
Peter Byers, 2 goals, 3 assists
Quinton Griffith, 2 goals, 1 assist
Kimoi Alexander, 1 assist
Matthew Aldred, 1 assist
Orlando Mitchum, 1 assist

8 of the 13 players who featured against the U.S. Men’s National Team in Tampa last month.  Here is the starting lineup and 2 substitutes.
Molvin James*; Marvin McCoy, Marc Joseph, George Dublin*, Quinton Griffith*, Randolph Burton*, Mikele Leigertwood, Lawson Robinson*, Tamorley Thomas*, Keiran Murtagh; Dexter Blackstock
Peter Byers* (63′ for Keiran Murtagh); scored a goal against USMNT
Stefan Smith* (83′ for Tamorley Thomas)
* denotes players on Antigua Barracuda FC

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