Hamilton FC men’s team opened their home season in style in front of a core group of supporters. Those in attendance didn’t have to wait long for the first Hamilton FC strike. Dominic Bell wrote his name into the history books by scoring the first Hamilton FC goal USL history. Bell converted a great corner kick from Anthony di Biase. The early goal for HFC worked wonders in settling the nerves and adding more goals. Scott McCoubrey put HFC up 2-0 after 20 minutes, latching on to the end of a long cross, controlling and smashing on into the Ottawa net. The second goal came after about 20 minutes.
Encouraged by the early play and the support of those in attendance, HFC continued to press forward with Will Grocott and Liam Collins supplying the goal-scoring opportunities. The third Hamilton goal came courtesy of Scott McCoubrey who time his run to perfection, latching on to a through pass from Collins to slot it past the Ottawa goalkeeper. The first half finished 3-0 Hamilton and deservedly so.
Hamilton didn’t waste much time in the second half and continued where they left off in the first half. Another di Biase corner kick was met full on by defender Rene De Zorzi who rattled home a great header for his first goal of the season and the team’s forth in the game. Both teams made a number of substitutions but unfortunately they did not have the impact expected from Ottawa. With time winding down and only a few minutes on the clock, Evan James corralled the ball deep in the Ottawa final third and curled a sweet strike into the far corner leaving the Ottawa Goalie with little chance to prep. Here’s looking forward to the first road trips event!
* game recap courtesy Neil Brown from HamiltonFC