Tormenta FC Secures Clean Sheet vs. North Carolina FC
STATESBORO, Ga. - South Georgia Tormenta FC recorded its fourth clean sheet and earned a point tonight against North Carolina FC, playing to a 0-0 draw - the team's first draw of the 2021 USL League One season.
Tormenta FC kicked off the match searching for scoring opportunities and taking advantage of the height difference between the two teams. Defenders Joshua Phelps and Lars Eckenrode both nearly scored with headers on frame but were unable to meet their mark.
The home side notched 27 crosses to North Carolina's seven and 10 corners to their two. Tormenta FC also recorded 16 total shots to North Carolina's four.
Tonight's Man of the Match, presented by Galactic Comics and Games, is midfielder Abuchi Obinwa, who stepped up to help facilitate the attack tonight while helping shut down NCFC's opportunities. Obinwa recorded a 90.5% passing accuracy and made one interception, block and tackle.
Tormenta FC now embarks on a tough road stretch, beginning with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC on Wednesday, July 14, followed by a meeting with Greenville Triumph SC on Saturday, July 17. The team then comes home on Saturday, July 24 to host the Richmond Kickers for Family Night, presented by Your Pie in Statesboro, Georgia. Additionally, the club will offer a ticket bundle for families with two adult and two student tickets for $20, a $32 dollar value. Fans should purchase their tickets, including half-season plans or quarter-season plans, in advance.
Post-Game Match Report:
Starting Lineup: Jara, Mueller, Phelps, Eckenrode, Thorn, Perez, Obinwa, Mayr-Fälten, Micaletto, Liadi
Scoring Summary: 0-0
66': TRM - Kristo Strickler for Azaad Liadi
71': NC - Nazmi Albadawi for Wellington Paeckart
71': NC - Josh Coan for Selmir Miscic
79': NC - Robbie Kristo for JayTee Kamara
79': NC - Shermaine Martina for Robert Frame
80': TRM - Raheem Somersall for Kobe Perez
80': TRM - Nick O'Callaghan for Stefan Mueller
86': TRM - Craig McCall for Abuchi Obinwa
88': NC - Malyk Hamilton for Nelson Martinez
38': NC - Flick
45': TRM - Eckenrode
58': NC - Pearson
68': TRM - Micaletto
70': NC - Kamara
Images from this story
South Georgia Tormenta FC vs. North Carolina FC
• Discuss this story on the United Soccer League One message board...
United Soccer League One Stories from July 3, 2021
- North Carolina FC Captain Nazmi Albadawi Returns to the Pitch as NCFC Draws with Tormenta FC - North Carolina FC
- Tormenta FC Secures Clean Sheet vs. North Carolina FC - South Georgia Tormenta FC
- Richmond Completes Comeback Win over North Texas at City Stadium - Richmond Kickers
- Revolution II Game Preview: New England Hosts Greenville Triumph on July 4 - New England Revolution II
- Match Preview: Greenville Triumph at New England Revolution II - Greenville Triumph SC
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.