Aeros overcome by Triumph
The Portage Aeros were outdone 2-1 by the Kenaston Common Triumph in Winnipeg on Sunday night. (File photo)
The Portage Aeros don’t appreciate full weekends.
The Aeros, playing games both Friday and Sunday, finished with a split. Portage (9-4-1) got past New Youth United 1-0 on Friday, but were nipped 2-1 by the Kenaston Common Triumph.
Sunday’s loss marked the first Aeros’ loss in their three Sunday games following a Friday game.
Still, defender Cam Scott isn’t a fan of the format.
“A day off doesn’t do you much good,” said Scott. “It’s tough. It ticks me off.
“I understand they’re trying to give us some consistency. They want us to be playing on set nights, and that’s good, because we haven’t had that in years past. But to give us Friday-Sunday games three times throughout the summer, that is tough.”
The Aeros have just a single win in their last four games after reeling off a seven-game win streak.
“It just seems these last two games we’ve been missing that finishing touch,” said teammate Brian Stanger. “It’s mainly been our passing. We’ve got to practice a little harder.
“We were giving the ball to them. They weren’t taking the ball from us.”
Scott said the Triumph (5-8-2) scored twice off of scrambles in the first 20 minutes and were able to hang on. Duane Chaves tallied before half, but the hosts were able to clamp down from there.
The Aeros will meet up with last-place United FC in Winnipeg on Friday. Scott called the game a “must-win”.
For more, please see Monday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.