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  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance4666
  • Date16 Aug 14
  • VenueWakeMed Soccer Park
  • Kick Off07:30 PM EDT
L L W W L
Carolina RailHawks
Carolina RailHawks 2
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L L W D L
FC Edmonton 3
FC Edmonton

Z. Schilawski12'

Z. Schilawski75'

53'L. Laing

64'R. Jones

90'N. Hlavaty

Match Preview: Carolina Railhawks vs. FC Edmonton

Match Preview: Carolina Railhawks vs. FC Edmonton

CARvFCE

Webcast: NASLLive.com

Radio: CAR-99.9HD-3 The Ticket

 

Two teams look to get back on the winning track when FC Edmonton heads to take on Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park.  Fifth-place Carolina, who is just a point out of final berth to ‘The Championship,’ is coming off a 4-3 loss at home to Tampa Bay Rowdies last week, while eighth-place Edmonton dropped a 3-2 decision on the road against the NASL Spring Champion Minnesota United FC.  Eddies won the last meeting against RailHawks, 6-1, on June 8, at Clarke Stadium, led by a hat-trick from forward Daryl Fordyce.  However, Carolina has won all six previous encounters against Edmonton at WakeMed Soccer Park.

 

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

 

Recognition:

CAR-N/A

FCE-N/A

 

Stats leaders:

CAR-Goals – Zack Schilawski (5); Assists – Zack Schilawski (3)

FCE-Goals – Daryl Fordyce (6); Assists – Lance Laing (4)

 

Suspension:

CAR-Daniel Scott

 

Series:

NASL Head-to-Head: (13 meetings): RailHawks 7 wins, 3 ties, 3 losses — 21 GF/19 GA (+2 GD)

At RailHawks: (6 meetings): RailHawks 6 wins, 0 ties, 0 losses— 14 GF/4 GA (+10 GD)

Last Spring Season: (1 meetings): Eddies 1 win, 0 ties, 0 losses — 6 GF/1 GA (+5 GD)

Last Meeting: June 8, 2014 at Clarke Stadium — Eddies 6-1 RailHawks

 

Coaches quotes:

“Saturday is going to be a very important match for us. We are coming off a very disappointing loss at home to Tampa. We need to get back to winning ways and start a new winning streak. Edmonton is a strong physical, but we are ready to play them.” – RailHawks coach Colin Clarke

“We are looking forward to going down to Carolina. It will be a huge game for both team seeing that we have both come off of a loss last weekend. Carolina, at home in particular, are always a handful. The guys are looking forward to this match and we’ll prepare really well this week for the weekend.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller

 

Referee: Chris Penso

Asst 1: Jude Carr

Asst 2: Ben Jackson III

4th: Jeremy Smith

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Carolina Railhawks 2 FC Edmonton 3

FC Edmonton earned its first victory at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday evening after defeating the host Carolina RailHawks 3-2 in front of 4,666 spectators.

CARvFCE

FC Edmonton earned its first victory at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday evening after defeating the host Carolina RailHawks 3-2 in front of 4,666 spectators.

The RailHawks opened the scoring in the 12th minute when a speeding cross from Jordan Graye met the head of Zack Schilawski who sent the ball off the crossbar and down over the goal line and finally passed FCE goalkeeper Lance Parker to give the home side a 1-0 advantage. 

After a slow FC Edmonton start, the Eddies had their opportunities later in the half. Starting in the 40th minute, FCE right-back Eddie Edward found some space down the right side to send in a cross to meet striker Tomi Ameobi. Ameobi’s final effort skips wide of the far post for Carolina to remain in the lead.

Shortly before the halftime whistle, Ameobi was once again in against RailHawks goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald, but the striker’s final shot was well saved from the FC Edmonton counter attack for it to remain 1-0 for Carolina at the half. 

Only a goal down at the restart, FC Edmonton continued to mount offensive pressure on the home side as the second half started. 

After three consecutive corner kicks for the Eddies, FCE midfielder Lance Laing, off a through ball at the near post, slid the ball through the legs of Fitzgerald to make the match level at 1-1 in the 53rd minute. 

Just over 10 minutes later, the visiting Eddies found themselves once again on the scoresheet after a cross from midfielder Michael Nonni was flicked up by Ritchie Jones and then scissor kicked into the back of the net by the Manchester native to make it 2-1 FC Edmonton. 

The Eddies looked to be in control of the match when right-back Edward was called for a foul in the box which gifted Schilawski and the RailHawks their second goal of the evening and another level scoreline at 2-2. 

FC Edmonton continued to control the remainder of the match heading into five minutes of added time. In the final minute of the match, Horace James cut in from the far side of the pitch and danced along the 18 yard box when RailHawks defender Austin King jumped in to make the challenge just inside the box. James went down under the foul and the Eddies earned a penalty kick in the final minute of the match. Second half substitute Neil Hlavaty stepped up to the spot and sent a shot right down the middle to make it 3-2 for the Eddies. 

"I'm absolutely delighted to get three points tonight," said FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller.  "I give some much credit to our players tonight they were absolutely magnificent. I take nothing away from Carolina, this is a tough place to play. We put some much into it, it would have been a crime to drop two points here tonight."