FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – An early goal by Justin Rennicks sent the New England Revolution II to a 1-0 victory against Forward Madison FC on Tuesday evening at Gillette Stadium, moving the hosts up to fourth place in the USL League One standings with three games to go in their regular season campaign.
Rennicks gave the Revolution II the lead on the first real chance of the game as he broke onto a deft chip by Maciel into the penalty area and sent a looping finish over Madison goalkeeper Philip Breno in the ninth minute. The Flamingos tried to nine minutes later as Audi Jepson fired a long-range shot toward the bottom-left corner of the net that was turned wide by New England goalkeeper Joe Rice, but once again the visitors were unable to consistently test the host’s defense.
Rice made another solid save just before the hour-mark as Madison’s Aaron Molley delivered a shot on target while with six minutes to go a long-range effort by Justin Sukow went just over the crossbar for the visitors. The Revolution II saw out the win, though, as Madison’s scoreless streak passed the 335-minute mark after being held scoreless for a third consecutive outing.
The Revolution II will head on the road for their next outing on Saturday against Greenville Triumph SC at 7 p.m. ET, while Madison will continue its road trip with the final edition of the Henny Derby this season against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
USLLeagueOne.com Player of the Match
Maciel, New England Revolution II – The Brazilian played a beautiful pass for the assist on Justin Rennicks’ goal and had three key passes while completing 45 of 51 passes overall and making eight recoveries.
NE (9’) – Rennicks, assisted by Maciel