Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance3641
  • Date08 Jun 14
  • VenueClarke Field
FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton 6
Carolina RailHawks 1
Carolina RailHawks

D. Fordyce1'

O. Ameobi13'

L. Laing31'

D. Fordyce44'

D. Fordyce75'

S. Jalali90'

74'C. Tobin

Match Preview: FC Edmonton vs. Carolina RailHawks

Match Preview: FC Edmonton vs. Carolina RailHawks


TV: FCE – City TV

Carolina RailHawks travel north of the border in search of their first victory at FC Edmonton for the first time in almost three years when they meet at Clarke Stadium.  The RailHawks are coming off a 2-0 victory against Tampa Bay Rowdies, last week, to extend their home unbeaten streak to 21 games, while the Eddies dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to host Ottawa Fury FC.  Carolina has not won in Edmonton in its last five visits, including the most recent one, a 2-1 loss at Clark Stadium on October 6, 2013.

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

CAR-Cesar Elizondo, Mike Grella, Ty Shipalane (Team of the Week-8)

Stats leaders:
FCE-Goals – Daryl Fordyce (2); Assist – Ritchie Jones (2)
CAR-Goals – Zack Schilawski (3); Assists – Cesar Elizondo, Zack Schilawski, Ty Shipalane (2)

NASL Head-to-Head: (12 meetings): RailHawks 7 wins, 3 ties, 2 losses — 20 GF/13 GA (+7 GD)
At Edmonton: (6 meetings): FC Edmonton 2 wins, 3 ties, 1 loss— 9 GF/6 GA (+3 GD)
Last Fall Season: (2 meetings): Eddies/RailHawks 1 win, 0 ties, 1 loss — 2 GF/2 GA (0 GD)
Last Meeting: October 6, 2013 at Clarke Stadium — Eddies 2-1 RailHawks

Coaches quotes:
“Carolina have had a fantastic run at home, playing some of the best football in the league and with two of some of the best players in the league. We have to be at our very best on Sunday and the team will be very well prepared to play a good game.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller

“It's a big match this weekend.  Every point matters with the new postseason format. Edmonton is always a tough place to come away with points. We've been playing well on both sides of the ball and look to continue the momentum.” – RailHawks coach Colin Clarke

Referee: Francis Latulippe
Asst 1: Dereck Illingworth
Asst 2: Peter Manastyrsky
4th: Sheena Dickson


FC Edmonton 6 Carolina RailHawks 1

FC Edmonton 6 Carolina RailHawks 1


The Eddies exploded for four goals in the first half en route to a 6-1 win at Clarke Stadium Sunday afternoon in the final game of the 2014 NASL Spring season against the Carolina RailHawks.

A Daryl Fordyce hat-trick along with goals from Tomi Ameobi, Lance Laing, and a Sadi Jalali penalty led the charge for the Eddies in a decisive 6-1 win in front of 3,641 fans on the perfect day in Edmonton.

The Eddies opened the scoring only 31 seconds into the game when Lance Laing, playing midfield for the Eddies this afternoon, delivered the perfect cross to the unmarked head of Fordyce that was easily placed past Carolina’s goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald. 1-0 to the Eddies inside one minute.

The Eddies didn’t sit back on their lead, and doubled it in the 12th minute when midfielder Neil Hlavaty delivered another deadly cross off a free kick to Ameobi, who glanced it into the bottom corner of the net.

Laing, with his earlier assist to Fordyce, made it three goals inside the first 30 minutes when he blasted a low shot past the RailHawks after walking in from a short free kick.

The Eddies would lead 4-0 at half time after Fordyce bagged his second of the game in the 44th minute after an Edward cross fell favourably to his feet to one-touch past Fitzgerald.

The RailHawks pulled one back in the 74th minute when forward Mike Grella tapped one past Smits. But it would be quickly erased when Fordyce secured his hat-trick in the 75th minute to restore the four-goal lead.

Sadi Jalali, making his first appearance since a collision in the loss against Fort Lauderdale, scored a late penalty in the 89th minute for his first professional goal to seal it at 6-1.

FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller praised the hard work of the Eddies in training to break an offensive slump this season, only scoring five times in their first eight games.

“It’s so nice to see the work the guys have been putting in in training and to see that happen on the pitch,” said Miller. “I said from day one that we were due to burst out and score goals. It’s what we do in training and it’s been exactly the same.”