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Hammerheads and Arizona play to scoreless draw

Hammerheads Press Release

Wilmington, NC - Both Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Arizona United SC extended their unbeaten streaks with a 0-0 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night.


The Hammerheads were quick on the pitch early in the game and looking to dominate beginning with a header on goal from defender Ashani Fairclough. Forward Sammy Ochoa soon followed with a swift volley but was denied entrance on goal by Arizona goalkeeper Evan Newton on a diving save. 


Arizona forward Long Tan took a 55-yard breakaway in the second half forcing Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts to drop into a one-on-one contest and emit a tremendous deflection that prevented Arizona from taking the lead. Arizona's Matt Kassel created an attempt in the 80th minute as he looked to put his team on the board.


The Hammerheads fired back with numerous plays in Arizona territory, but nothing that could find the back of the net to lift them to victory. Wilmington forward Brian Ackley was close to increasing the score for the Hammerheads in the final minutes during a shuffle among Arizona defense in the penalty area.


Arizona United SC is scheduled to take on the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday, July 26. 


The Hammerheads conclude their doubleheader weekend tomorrow at Queens Sports Complex against the Charlotte Eagles. Fans can watch the match live on the Eagles' YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/charlotteeaglessc. For further information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC, contact (910) 777-2111 or visit www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com.

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