Hammerheads, Battery Face off in Weekend SeriesAugust 2, 2012 - USL PRO (USL PRO) Wilmington Hammerheads
The Hammerheads and the Battery recently encountered for the first time back on July 14 in Charleston with the Battery sweeping away with a 3-1 win. Battery midfielder Navion Boyd recorded an early goal in the first half, leaving the score 1-0 as the whistle signaled halftime. The Hammerheads came quick into the second half as forward Andriy Budnyy scored off a volley in the 47th minute to tie it up 1-1.
The Hammerheads held on with an even score until Battery forward Dane Kelly sent one into the back of the net outside of the 18-yard box in the 60th minute; followed by a Charleston goal from midfielder Nicki Paterson in the 65th minute from a long shot 35 yards out.
Charleston is currently one position above Wilmington in the USL PRO standings. With their next two matches against one another leaves the possibility of the Hammerheads jumping ahead of the Battery into the third position as the push for the playoffs continue.
Following the completion of both games this weekend, the Hammerheads have two matches remaining versus North Carolina rivals, the Charlotte Eagles. One of these matches is to still be finalized as it had to be rescheduled after the July 21 match at Charlotte Christian Stadium was cancelled due to unfit field conditions. The Hammerheads last home game is set for Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. in front of their fans at Legion Stadium.
For more information about the Wilmington Hammerheads and to purchase tickets, please visit www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com or call our offices at (910) 777-2111.
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