Hammerheads Press Release
Wilmington, NC - Wilmington Hammerheads FC concluded their home-and-home series versus the Charleston Battery at Legion Stadium on Saturday night. Jordan Hamilton claimed the long-awaited first goal of the season for the Hammerheads on their home turf off an assist from Steven Miller to secure the 1-0 victory.
Hammerheads midfielder Tom Parratt had the first attempt of the match with a reverse header in Battery territory that soared just over the crossbar. The first half carried a quick pace, but neither side could find the back of the net. Battery midfielder Andre Lewis came close to increasing the deficit as the half came to a close, but was deemed offsides.
The Hammerheads found their first goal of the season at Legion Stadium in the 65th minute by Toronto loanee Jordan Hamilton, his second appearance on Wilmington's home turf. Midfielder Steven Miller played the ball up the line to Hamilton who then battled with Battery defender Shawn Ferguson for the breakaway, leading to the one-on-one with goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper and the goal.
The turf became heated minutes later as a scuffle broke out midfield between both teams. Both the Hammerheads and the Battery were forced to play one player down for the remainder of the match after Ferguson and Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts received red cards and were dismissed.