Game Day Recap

The New York Shockers faced the Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds for their first home match at the Afrim’s Sports Park Saturday night in a game that offered plenty of action. Despite the chilly weather and cloudy skies, the Shockers treated their home support to a show of offensive and defensive prowess putting 4 goals past the Rough Diamonds all the while maintaining a clean sheet.

The beginning of the match was dominated by the Shockers who saw a lot of the ball inside of the Rough Diamonds half putting their defense under constant pressure. Shockers’ best chances of the half came off of a number of corners and free kicks from all sides of the Lowell box, but they all failed to find the back of the net. Playing primarily a counter-attacking offense, the Diamonds attack was able to stretch the Black and Yellow defense on a few occasions, but the rock-solid back four kept everyone in check. Other than some physical challenges and a yellow card to a Rough Diamonds defender for a challenge just outside of the box, the first half ended scoreless.