Eddies Battle Back To Grab A Point At Ottawa

Daryl Fordyce scored twice in FC Edmonton's comeback
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | Sep 2, 2016

Photo credit: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography

FC Edmonton battled back from a two-goal deficit on Daryl Fordyce’s double and played Ottawa Fury FC to a 2-2 deadlock in a Canadian Derby at TD Place on Friday night. The Eddies extended their unbeaten streak to seven games and Fury FC ran its unbeaten string to three.

Ottawa Fury FC (3W-3D-6L, 12 points) took advantage of Papé Diakite’s miskick on an attempted backpass to score the opening goal in the game’s second minute. Tommy Stewart pounced on the ball and powered it past FC Edmonton (7-3-1, 24) goalkeeper Matt VanOekel.

Stewart was taken down in the penalty area by Albert Watson in the 17th minute. The spot kick by Ryan Williams was stopped by VanOekel on a dive to his left, but the Eddies were called for encroachment before the ball was played. Williams got another chance, but again VanOekel made the save, this time to his right.

Maxim Tissot pounced on the rebound off VanOekel off a Stewart shot to make it 2-0 in the 36th minute. It was Tissot’s first goal for Ottawa. The Eddies would cut the deficit in half three minutes before halftime as Fordyce headed Sainey Nyassi’s corner kick past goalkeeper Romuald Peiser.

Fordyce scored again when FC Edmonton knotted the score in the 62nd minute, converting a long, pinpoint pass from Shawn Nicklaw with a right-footed shot that eluded Peiser.

Fury FC’s early score ended the Eddies’ shutout streak that stretched over seven games and encompassed 535 minutes. FC Edmonton previously allowed only 10 goals in 20 NASL games.

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