Wilmington Hammerheads FC News Release -- www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host Orlando City SC in its final home match of the regular season on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. Looking to clinch one of the final three playoff positions, the Hammerheads are currently even with the Harrisburg City Islanders for the seventh seed position with three games remaining, and would earn a berth in the postseason with victory against the Lions.Wilmington and Orlando will meet at Legion Stadium for the second time in a week for a rematch following the Hammerheads’ 3-1 victory against the Lions last Thursday. Corben Bone was quick to put Wilmington on the board with a goal in the third minute. Austin da Luz equalized for Orlando just before halftime after knocking the ball into the back net following a few failed attempts by the Hammerheads defense to clear the ball from the penalty area.
Mark-Anthony Kaye and Sammy Ochoa would eventually lift the Hammerheads with two goals in the second half to secure the victory over the current league-leaders. Thursday’s win was the first victory for Wilmington in almost six weeks. Two days later, the Hammerheads hosted Sacramento Republic FC in a scoreless draw at Legion Stadium.
Orlando enters Wednesday’s match following a 7-0 victory over the Dayton Dutch Lions on Sunday at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Kevin Molino tallied his second hat trick of the season as he raised his 2014 goal count to 19. The Lions can clinch the USL PRO regular season title with a draw on Wednesday night.
The Hammerheads are set to travel north for their final two matches of the regular season this weekend as they face Dayton on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET at DOC Stadium and the Rochester Rhinos on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. ET at Sahlen’s Stadium.
Fans in Wilmington are encouraged to join the Hammerheads organization and supporters for a live Watch Party on Friday and Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings on Old Eastwood Road to cheer on the team as they play Dayton and Rochester for the final regular season matchups. Drink and food specials will be available.
For more information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC or to purchase tickets, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com.