Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance5527
  • Date17 May 14
  • VenueWakeMed Soccer Park
Carolina RailHawks
Carolina RailHawks 2
Atlanta Silverbacks 0
Atlanta Silverbacks

M. Grella16'

C. Tobin36'

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks vs. Atlanta Silverbacks

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks vs. Atlanta Silverbacks


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Carolina RailHawks look to extend their home unbeaten streak, which currently stands at 18, when they host Atlanta Silverbacks at WakeMed Soccer Park.  Carolina is coming off a 3-0 loss on the road to San Antonio Scorpions last week, while Atlanta dropped a 4-0 decision to host Fort Lauderdale Strikers.  RailHawks have only lost once to the Silverbacks in 12 regular season encounters which include an unbeaten record in the Triangle.  The last meeting between the two took place at WakeMed Soccer Park on October 26, 2013, when goals from Henry Kalungi, Austin Da Luz, Nicholas Addlery and Brian Shriver gave host Carolina a 4-0 victory.

Last Five Games:  CAR-T W L W L        ATL-L L W W L


Stats leaders:
CAR-Goals – Zack Schilawski (3); Assists – Ty Shipalane (2)
ATL-Goals – Jaime Chávez, Deon McCauley, Junior Sandoval (2); Assists – Blair Gavin (3)

ATL-Alex Harlley

NASL Head-to-Head: (12 meetings): RailHawks 8 wins, 3 ties, 1 loss – 27 GF/12 GA (+15 GD)
At RailHawks: (6 meetings): RailHawks 4 wins, 2 ties, 0 losses— 14 GF/6GA (+8 GD)
Last Fall Season: (2 meetings): RailHawks 1 win, 1 tie, 0 losses— 5 GF/1 GA (+4 GD)
Last meeting: October 26, 2013 at WakeMed Soccer Park — RailHawks 4-0 Silverbacks

Coaches quotes:
“This is a big rivalry game this weekend with Atlanta coming in.  We want to make sure we get the result at home in front of our fans.  With only four weeks remaining, each match is going to be intense with every team fighting for the top spot at the end of the Spring Season.” – RailHawks coach Colin Clarke

“Our team is currently in the middle of a rollercoaster ride, and I sure hope that this is the low point. It's always very difficult to pick up points in Carolina - it's a very tough task. I've known Colin Clarke for a long time, and I'm anticipating a fantastic challenge because both teams are coming off games that they need to bounce back from. If either one of us has aspirations to win the Spring Season, then this is an absolute must-win.” – Silverbacks coach Eric Wynalda

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
Asst 1: Matthew Kreitzer
Asst 2: Gregory Barkey
4th: Tyler McCauley


Carolina RailHawks 2 Atlanta Silverbacks 0

Goals from forward Mike Grella and defender Connor Tobin has given the host Carolina RailHawks a 2-0 win over Atlanta Silverbacks at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday.


Goals from forward Mike Grella and defender Connor Tobin has given the host Carolina RailHawks a 2-0 win over Atlanta Silverbacks at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday.

The crowd of 5,527 witness the RailHawks continue their home unbeaten streak to 19 consecutive games.

“I thought the first half we were excellent in every department,” said RailHawks coach Colin Clarke.  “We are delighted to get the win and play well in front of the home crowd.  The boys challenged themselves to come out strong.  We did that and now we have to continue on to the next one.”

The RailHawks first goal of the game came in the 16th minute of play when Grella drew a penalty after a series of passes in the Silverbacks’ 18-yard box.

Grella stepped up and placed the penalty kick into the left side netting as it beat goalkeeper Eric Ati for his first tally of the season.

Twenty minutes later defender Connor Tobin headed home a forward Zack Schilawski cross in the 36th minute for the 2-0 victory.