|City Strikers||1||1||Lycoming Engines|
|Fisher (26')||Hunter (29')|
A stunning header from Samuel Hunter highlighted a 1-1 draw between the City Strikers and Lycoming Engines.
Both teams looked for continued success in this match following victories in their previous contests. The first half was hard-fought, but both teams lacked the quality to break the deadlock. In the 18th minute, Lycoming Engines’ goalkeeper, Alec Dietzel did well to keep out Vanessa Wright’s close-range effort.
Just six minutes into the second half, Lycoming Engines Kevin Fisher hit a powerful shot and City Strikers’ goalkeeper, Brandon Rathbun could not come up with the save as the ball slipped through his hands and went into the net giving the Lycoming Engines a 1-0 lead. Their lead, however was nearly immediately cancelled out following the second half introduction of City Strikers’ captain, Samuel Hunter. A late arrival to the match, his second half performance inspired his squad to salvage a point against a very competitive Lycoming Engines squad.
Sam’s second half performance was capped off with one of the goals of the season so far.
Luke Justice supplied a superb cross into the box which Sam Hunter expertly finished with a sublime, towering header.
The final ten minutes provided a wide-open, end to end spectacle as both teams desperately searched for the winner. Unfortunately, both sides lacked the composure in front of goal. While Lycoming Engines created more chances, they only had themselves to blame for poor finishing and had to settle for a draw on this occasion.
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