Three Thoughts: FC Monmouth 1-1 Philadelphia Lone Star FC
Starting the Second Half Strong
Following a first half in which they were outshot seven to five, FC Monmouth came out of the halftime break with the first seven shots of the second half. Over the 15 minute stretch, the team registered four shots on target as well as a goal, which was put in by midfielder Sam DeCencio after midfielder Brian Hawkins’ shot was parried by Lone Star’s keeper.
Twelve of FC Monmouth’s shots on Saturday night were on target, which accounted for 80 percent of their total shots for the game (15). The percentage was the highest for FC Monmouth since June 13, 2018, where five of their six shots were on net against New Jersey Copa FC (83 percent). In the first half alone, FC Monmouth recorded five shots, with four being on target. Lone Star had five on net for the game.
Home Sweet Home
Saturday’s 1-1 draw marked the seventh time that FC Monmouth has played at Count Basie Park in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) competition, and the seventh time in which they have left with at least one point. Through the seven games, the team has a 5-0-2 record that spans back to the beginning of the 2018 season. That record is also the best home record in the Keystone Conference, dating back to the start of last season.