Boston Victory took a point and saw red twice in two tough road games this week, securing a 1-1 draw away to Seacoast United on Thursday before going down 6-0 at Worcester Hydra on Saturday night.
The Quincy-based team returns to action this Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm at Veterans Memorial Stadium with an instant opportunity to gain revenge over Worcester. The game will be the Victory’s last home appearance of the season then they wrap up the 2012 Premier Development League campaign away to title-chasing GPS Portland Phoenix on July 14.
The Victory took the lead after 46 minutes when midfielder Russell Oost-Lievense found the net, snapping an unwanted six-game scoreless streak. But after 77 minutes former Boston midfielder Marc Djessouho, who played for the Victory during preseason, set up Kenny Doublette for the equalizing goal.
The Victory settled for bringing a point home from New Hampshire and climed off the foot of the PDL Northeast Division, but also had substitute Joao Santos sent on during stoppage time.
On Saturday, Alencar Junior, who had scored both goals when Worcester spoiled Boston’s opening home game back in May, struck again for the Hydra from a free kick after 29 minutes.
The goal came at a high price for the Victory as goalkeeper Vinny Papageorgiou was harshly sent off for the foul that led to the free kick and without a spare keeper on the bench, defender Keegan Campbell was forced to take over between the posts.
Playing a man down, Boston only conceded once more before halftime, but Campbell was beaten four times after the break in an eventual 6-0 defeat.