UPDATED: First city soccer matches Thursday at Muzzy

Another year, and Muzzy Field is ready to host the first installment of the city soccer series between Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern.
The boys are scheduled to kick off Thursday’s doubleheader at 5:15 p.m. The Central girls host Eastern in the nightcap, listed as a 7 o’clock start on the CIAC website.

Here’s a little more on each matchup:

BC at BE boys
Records: BC 2-2-3; BE 1-4-1
Streaks: BC 1 win; BE 3 losses
BC’s last match: The Rams defeated East Catholic 3-1 at home on Tuesday. The win snapped a five-match winless streak for BC.
BE’s last match: The Lancers were beaten 3-0 on the road by South Windsor on Tuesday. It was the fifth straight winless match for BE.
The veteran vs. the rookie: Bill Sweet has been through many city matchups as the long-time head coach of Eastern. For Central first-year head coach Nate Jandreau, this is his first go. Jandreau was an assistant on the BC girls staff under Scott Redman.
Need to score: BE has a single goal in its last five matches.
BC not immune to droughts: The Rams tallied just four goals during their five-match winless streak before nearly matching the mark against East Catholic.

BE at BC girls
Records: BE 3-3-1; BC 4-3
Streaks: Both have lost 1
BE’s last match: The Lancers were downed at home by South Windsor by a score of 2-0 on Tuesday.
BC’s last match: The Rams lost 2-0 at Southington on Tuesday.
Hey, I know you!: Both coaches in this match are in their first year at their respective schools, but they know each other. Scott Redman was head coach at Central before taking over at Eastern this year. Ginny Godbout, who was a Redman assistant at Central, is now head coach of the Rams.
Streaky: BE ripped off three wins in a row to open the season, but has gone 0-3-1 in the last four. BC also had a three-match win streak, but it was snapped by Southington on Tuesday.

WEATHER UPDATE: The National Weather Service now says the rain will hold off this evening. It will be windy, so dress warm. Enjoy the games!!!