The Hanover Kickers lost a heartbreaker on Wednesday night, dropping a 2-1 decision to Winnipeg Dynamo Kyiv at the Steinbach Soccer Park. It was a game dominated by Hanover in terms of possession and chances but they just couldn't translate those chances into goals as they hit many crossbars and goal posts during the match.
Jeremy St. Louis spoke with Kicker Head Coach Aaron Riley about the loss.
Hanover forward Mario Giesbrecht kicked in his league leading 16th goal of the season to tie the game after Winnipeg opened the scoring early in the first half taking advantage of a successful corner kick. However, with five minutes to go in the second half, Jimmy Matthewman popped in a free kick header to give the edge to Dynamo Kyiv.
Jeremy St. Louis also spoke with Mario Giesbrecht after the game
The loss drops Hanover to 6-4-3 through 13 games, and keeps them in at least 4th place. A win would have allowed them to overtake Dynamo and jump into second. They now prepare to face Lions FC next Wednesday in Steinbach. Lions is just a single point behind the Kickers in the Manitoba Major Soccer League's Second Premier Division standings.
In other soccer action on Wednesday night, the Hanover Hype beat the Portage Blaze 3-1 in Winnipeg Women's Soccer League First Division play.