Phantoms to Host Real Boston With Division Title in Sight

July 16th, 2014

HAMPTON, NH – In their final home game of the 2014 regular season, the Seacoast United Phantoms will host Real Boston Rams at Portsmouth High School on Thursday evening for a 7pm kickoff as they continue their push for the PDL Northeast Division title.

The Phantoms have already clinched a playoff berth with their 1-0 victory over Western MA Pioneers last Friday in Ludlow, MA.  With two games remaining on the season, Seacoast is at the top of the table with a 9-1-2 record.  However, two tough opponents remain including division rival GPS Portland Phoenix on Saturday.

HAMPTON, NH – In their final home game of the 2014 regular season, the Seacoast United Phantoms will host Real Boston Rams at Portsmouth High School on Thursday evening for a 7pm kickoff as they continue their push for the PDL Northeast Division title.

The Phantoms have already clinched a playoff berth with their 1-0 victory over Western MA Pioneers last Friday in Ludlow, MA.  This is the Phantoms first trip back to the PDL playoffs since the 2011 season where they advanced as far as the Eastern Conference semifinals.  

With two games remaining on the season, Seacoast is at the top of the table with a 9-1-2 record.  However, two tough opponents remain including division rival GPS Portland Phoenix on Saturday.

Three-time PDL Team of the Week Honoree Anthony Grant continues to lead the Phantoms offense with 12 goals and 3 assists on the season.   Defensively the Phantoms have been outstanding, conceding a league best 5 goals while recording 8 shutouts.

Phantoms head coach Iain Scott is taking the success of his team one game at a time.

“The rewards we are receiving at this time are down to a full team effort on and off the field,” commented Scott.  “We will continue to prepare well for future games and enjoy the ride as long as it lasts.”

The Seacoast United Phantoms will recognize Seacoast United soccer player Behaylu Barry on Thursday, as the 13 yr old Stratham resident recovers from a bone marrow transplant in May.  Behaylu was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia earlier this spring, and through DNA testing, found perfect matches in his older brother and younger sister living in Ethiopia.  

Donation boxes will be set up at the ticket gate to help support Annie’s Angel’s Memorial Fund, who is assisting Behaylu’s family in raising funds to help with medical costs.  The Phantoms will donate a portion of the ticket sales from Thursday’s match to assist with Behaylu’s recovery.

About Seacoast United Phantoms
The Seacoast United Phantoms compete in the Premier Development League (PDL), with a roster consisting of collegiate, post-collegiate, and international players looking to further their development during the summer months.  For more on the Seacoast United Phantoms teams, please visit  www.seacoastunited.com/phantoms.