Atlantic City FC’s first season in the National Premier Soccer League ended in disappointment with them missing the playoffs. So far this season they’ve been taking that disappointment out on their Keystone Conference rivals.
The Aces picked up a 6-1 win over 10-men Philadelphia Lone Star on Saturday at the South Philadelphia Super Site after opening the NPSL season with a 4-1 win at home over West Chester United.
Spanish striker Alex Satrustegui has led the way with a brace in both games but by the time he got on the scoreboard against Lone Star in the 72nd minute much of the damage had already been done. Jacques Francois put the visitors up in the 13th minute and six minutes later Walter Calderon doubled the lead on a goal assisted by Joao Brum.
After Anthony Allison scored his third of the season to make it 2-1, Brum made it 3-1 from the penalty spot. Thaimu Turay was sent off on the previous play for a DOGSO in the box that left Lone Star shorthanded the rest of the evening. Calderon got his second on a free kick in the 62nd minute.
Former Bethlehem Steel FC goalkeeper Matt Perrella stepped up when called upon to keep the home team from getting back into the game to hand Lone Star their first loss of the season.
West Chester United picked up their first win of the NPSL campaign blanking Hershey FC at Hershey High School on Saturday. Penn forward Jacob Kohlbrenner had the game-winner in the fourth minute and Villanova midfielder Conor Bradley made it 2-0 four minutes before the break. Jefferson midfielder Hunter Dyson made it 3-0 with a goal in the 85th minute.
Lehigh goalkeeper Will Smith recorded the clean sheet.
Keystone Conference action continues this weekend with Hershey FC hosting Electric City Shock at 6:30 p.m. and West Chester United hosting defending conference champions FC Motown at 7 p.m. Torch FC opens their season on the road at Philadelphia Lone Star on Sunday at 6 p.m.