Last minute goal leads Hammerheads past City Islanders

Wilmington Hammerheads Press Release

Wilmington, NC - The Wilmington Hammerheads continued their undefeated streak at Legion Stadium on Saturday as they claimed a 2-1 victory in the 90th minute against the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Wilmington's Gareth Evans drove a free kick into the penalty area in the 26th minute for a header opportunity off of forward Richard Isberner that soared just inches above the crossbar. Minutes later, the Hammerheads took the lead following a Daniel Steres finish into the back of the net off a corner kick from midfielder Tom Parratt. Steres is currently the leading scorer for the Wilmington Hammerheads this season with five goals tallied after tonight's result.

Harrisburg found their first attempt of the night off the foot of forward Lucky Mkosana on a long shot outside the penalty box after crossing Hammerheads goalkeeper Troy Hernandez before rolling out of bounds.

The second half became more physical as both teams were eager to gain majority possession. After a consistent battle to find the back of the net, Harrisburg's Sainey Touray equalized the score with Wilmington in the 74th minute after challenging a deflection from Hernandez that derived from a previous shot off of Harrisburg's Morgan Langley.

The Hammerheads took their second goal of the match in the 90th minute as midfielder Bryce Taylor carried the ball from midfield to the corner for a cross that found forward Cody Arnoux for a header to secure the victory.

The Wilmington Hammerheads will travel to play the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday, July 13 at Queens University. Watch all the USL PRO action live-streamed via UNATION. For further information regarding the Wilmington Hammerheads, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit online at

Box Score        First Half        Second Half        Final

Wilmington            1                    1                  2

Harrisburg           0                    1                  1


Hammerheads: GK Troy Hernandez, Shawn Nicklaw, Gareth Evans, Mickey Daly, Shaun Utterson, Tom Parratt (Cody Arnoux 86'), Bryce Taylor, Daniel Steres, Cory Elenio (Jamel Wallace 73'), Richard Isberner (Steven Perry 60'), Mickael Oliveira

Islanders: GK Nick Noble, Stephen Basso, Andrew Ribeiro, Coady Andrews, Colin Zizzi, Jason Pelletier (Jamiel Hardware 69'), Matt Bahner, Yann Ekra, Tom Mellor (Morgan Langley 62'), Lucky Mkosana, Sainey Touray

Scoring Summary:

WIL: Daniel Steres (Tom Parratt) 33'

HAR: Sainey Touray 74'

WIL: Cody Arnoux (Bryce Taylor) 90'


HAR: Morgan Langley 68'

HAR: Stephen Basso 76'

WIL: Jamel Wallace 85'