Archmere’s Andrew Rosenbaum collected a through pass and scored on a breakaway in the 65th minute at the Auks defeated Charter 1-0 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania.
The game played on the Philadelphia Union’s home pitch was played at a somewhat sluggish pace on the well-manicured natural grass, with the Charter School maintaining a good chunk of possession in the opening 40 minutes, but offering just one shot on frame.
Charter would get a good look on a free kick in the 34th minute from about 40 yards away, but the headed redirection went just wide of the post, sending the game scoreless into halftime.
The Force continued to struggle on set peices, not getting a shot on 7 attempts, and their 6th one proved costly.
After Archmere defended it out of their penalty area, they were able to start a 3-on-3 counterattack, and Zachary Dainton fired a diagonal pass from just past the midfield stripe to a racing Rosenbaum, who sprinted behind the defense, and slid a low shot to the right corner of the goal to put his team in front 1-0.
The Force would get one last corner in the 68th minute, but Archmere keeper John Prosceno played it directly, and the Auks were able to celebrate the win on the Union’s field.
There were just four shots on goal in the game, with Archmere picking up three of them, they also held a 10-8 lead in overall shot attempts. The Auks only had one corner kick in the game.
Archmere’s (5-3-1) win continued to muddy up the waters in the Diamond State Athletic Conference. They moved to 4-1, putting them in a tie with Newark Charter, a half game in the loss column behind 3-0-1 Conrad.
Charter (5-4-1) finds itself at 4-2 in the league, in 5th place behind 3-1-1 DMA.
Archmere hosts Tatnall Friday at 3:45, while Charter takes on conference-leading Conrad on the road at 3:30.