Another draw for Hammerheads in league play

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Submitted: Sun, 06/29/2014 - 2:39am
Updated: Sun, 06/29/2014 - 2:44am

WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) — Wilmington Hammerheads FC and the Richmond Kickers continue their unbeaten streaks following a 1-1 draw at Legion Stadium on Saturday. Midfielder Tom Parratt notched the lone goal for the Hammerheads while defender Hugh Roberts tallied his first goal of the season to equalize for the Kickers.

Midfielder George Davis was close to putting a point on the board for Richmond in the first half with shot in the 19th minute, tipped by Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts over the crossbar. Defender Ashani Fairclough prevented the Kickers from taking a lead with a deflection on the goal line in support of Quillan Roberts as he approached a potential shot prior to.

Hammerheads midfielder Tom Parratt increased the score in the 60th minute off an attempt near the top of the penalty area. Wilmington was only able to hold Richmond scoreless until the 79th minute when defender Hugh Roberts found the back of the net off a header in the box.

Both sides entered Saturday’s match with unbeaten streaks on the line. The Hammerheads have tallied four draws of their last four matches, extending their undefeated streak to nine. The equalizer lengthens the Kickers’ unbeaten streak to 13 consecutive matches while continuing to hold a second place ranking in the league standings.

Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host their next match on Thursday, July 3 at Legion Stadium versus league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club. Following the match there will be a fireworks display on the backfield courtesy of Vantage South Bank in celebration of Independence Day.

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2015 years 8 months ago

There should never be a tie in a pro sports competition. It should always have a conclusion with a winner.

This dopey World Cup would be a lot more compelling if they had to play with sudden death until there was a WINNER. It’s ridiculous they just walk away with a tie, and now three in a row for the Hammers.

The NFL is the same way. Play until someone WINS. If not, what’s the point of any of it?!?!

Hammerhead Fan from the Start
2015 years 8 months ago

I have followed the Hammerheads from their very first season with Al Pastore as the owner. The Hammerheads lack a true scoring forward this season and need to give Shawn Guderian, a local soccer player a chance. He would give them the scoring threat they need to start producing wins instead of ties. He has produced at every level he has played and can lead our local team deep into the playoffs. Based on their results so far this season, it couldn’t hurt. He has speed and would create problems for the other teams defense and chances for our midfielders and other forward.