Hammerheads host Rhinos on Saturday

WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) — The Wilmington Hammerheads will host the Rochester Rhinos this Saturday, August 27th at Legion Stadium. Kick-off will be at 7pm where the Port City team will continue their fight for a playoff position.

Wilmington and Rochester last met on August 6th where Rochester shut-out Wilmington 2-0. Rochester currently sits in fifth place, compared to Wilmington sitting in eleventh place. Head coach Mark Briggs elaborated, “Rochester is a strong team who doesn’t give up many goals. After the run of games we have been on, I’m looking for a solid performance from our boys.”

Wilmington Hammerheads FC news and notes
· Current record: 6-11-7, 71 points
· Accumulated 27 goals in 24 games
· Taken 202 shots, 77 of which were on goal
· Wilmington tends to play better in the first half, but their goal accumulation currently sits as 13 in the first half, 14 in the second

Rochester Rhinos Notes
· Current record: 10-5-10, 82pts
· Accumulated 31 goals in 25 games
· Taken 236 shots, 112 of which were on goal
· Rochester dominates the first half of the game, scoring 17 in the first half and 14 in the second

Wilmington Player to Watch
#47 Ashani Fairclough
· Scored his fifth goal of the season against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, tying as lead scorer with #23 Bruno Perone
· Accumulated 1,773 minutes of playing time

Coach Briggs concluded, “I will be expecting a performance that shows heart, grit, determination, and most of all, pride in wearing the Wilmington Hammerheads jersey. It means a lot to many people and we have to do a better job representing Wilmington.”

Don’t miss all the action on Saturday, August 27th at 7pm as Wilmington takes on Rochester for Blue Out – Alumni Night. Support Wilmington’s Only Professional Sports Team and mingle with former Hammerheads as they continue to fight for a playoff seed! Tickets are available by calling 910.777.2111 or by visiting wilmingtonhammerheads.com today!

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