The Carolina RailHawks (4W-2T-4L, 14pts) were defeated 2-1 by FC Edmonton (2W-5T-3L, 11pts) in Edmonton on Sunday afternoon. RailHawks defender, Paul Hamilton, scored against his former club, but it was two goals from Daryl Fordyce that would give Edmonton the victory.
Edmonton jumped on the board first with a 31st minute goal off a long throw-in. A throw-in from the left sideline was flicked on into the RailHawks box and Fordyce placed is header past RailHawks goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald. In the 60th minute, Fordyce struck again off an Edmonton ounter-attack. Edmonton defender, Edson Edward, attacked down the right flank and into the RailHawks box. Edward’s sent his pass into the RailHawks box and found Fordyce at the top of the 6-yard box, who converted easily from close range.
The RailHawks would pull one back in the 75th minute, when Hamilton finished a Kenney Walker service from a free kick. After what appeared to be a hand ball in the box, the referee awarded a RailHawks free kick just at the edge of the Edmonton penalty area. Walker played a precise, driven ball into the box and found the surging Hamilton for his first goal as a RailHawks player.
The RailHawks remain on the road, traveling to New York on Saturday, October 12th to face league-leading New York Cosmos. On Saturday, October 26th the RailHawks return to WakeMed Soccer Park to face the Atlanta Silverbacks. Prior to the match, the RailHawks will host the Second Annual RailHawks Homebrew Soktoberfest starting at 5 p.m. For more information on Soktoberfest and the October 26th match call the St. Lawrence Homes Box Office at (919) 459-8144 or e-mail Tickets@CarolinaRailHawks.com.
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|Tampa Bay Rowdies||20||14||5||5||4||3|
|Minnesota United FC||20||14||6||2||6||2|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||18||14||5||3||6||-2|
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|Minnesota United FC||14||12||4||2||6||-5|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||8||12||2||2||8||-14|