Match Recap: Toronto FC II at Charleston Battery

The Young Reds were on the wrong side of a shootout in Charleston on Saturday evening as they fell to the first-place Battery 6-1.

Both teams traded early spells of possession with the Reds coming close to opening the scoring when Sergio Camargo played in Luca Uccello. Uccello forced a difficult stop from the Battery ‘keeper Odisnel Cooper.

The hosts opened the scoring off a corner kick as the ball fell to the USL’s second leading scorer Romario Williams. The Jamaican international made no mistake tucking home his 12th of the season.

Shortly after the Battery doubled their lead off another corner. The ball made its way to defender Forrest Lasso who sent it past Angelo Cavalluzzo for his 6th of the season. Despite the Reds’ best efforts, the score went into the break at 2-0.

Just five minutes into the second half the Battery got another on an unlucky bounce off Romario Williams. The goal moved Williams into the outright lead for goal scoring in the USL. Dante Marini then fired home a wonder strike from well out to make it 4-0 for the hosts.

Toronto FC II would get a goal back on a great play from a pair of Canadians. Ryan Telfer played a long cross to the far post where Camargo sent his diving header across the goal for his first of the season.

The Reds would come close to adding a second a couple of times as substitute Ricardo John tried to make a late impact on the match. This was John’s first appearance since April.

However, the Battery would add two more goals on the night to finish the match 6-1.

The Young Reds return to action on Canada Day when they play host to the Harrisburg City Islanders. Kick-off is set for 5:00 PM so head on up to the OSC for some long weekend footy. Tickets are available here.  

Scoring Summary

CHS – Romario Williams (Maikel Chang) 31’

CHS – Forrest Lasso (Taylor Mueller, Justin Portillo) 42’

CHS – Romario Williams 50’

CHS – Dante Marini 57’

TFC II – Sergio Camargo (Ryan Telfer) 65’

CHS – Dante Marini (Romario Williams) 71’

CHS – Justin Portillo 90’ + 2’


Misconduct Summary

TFC II – Liam Fraser 56’ (Caution)



Toronto FC II (W-L-D):   2-8-5  11pts.

Charleston Battery (W-L-D):  9-2-4  31pts. 


Team Stats:

Toronto FC II

Charleston Battery

Shots – 12

Shots – 23

Shots on Target – 4

Shots on Target – 11

Blocked Shots – 3

Blocked Shots – 4

Possession – 52.1%

Possession – 47.9%



Toronto FC II – Angelo Cavalluzzo; Mitchell Taintor©, Brandon Aubrey, Robert Boskovic; Jordan McCrary (Dante Campbell HT’), Liam Fraser, Brian James (Ricardo John 60’), Ryan Telfer; Luca Uccello (Malik Johnson 72’), Sergio Camargo Aikim Andrews

Substitutes Not Used: Mark Pais, Brandon Onkony, Aidan Daniels, Anthony Osorio


Charleston Battery – Odisnel Cooper; Quintin Grifith, O’Brian Woodbine, Taylor Mueller©, Forrest Lasso; Tah Anunga, Maikel Chang, Justin Portillo, Dante Marini (Skylar Thomas 85’); Romario Williams (Heviel Cordoves 75’), Kotaro Higashi (Ataulla Guerra 68’)

Substitutes Not Used: Joe Kuzminsky, Neveal Hackshaw, Jeffrey Obitey Otoo, Ricky Garbanzo