Hamilton FC survive a second half onslaught of shots from FC London as the teams play to a 1-1 draw at the German Club in London.
Miroslav Cabrillo put the FC Rage up early in the first half with a strong header into the back of the net in the 20th minute. The goal, assisted by Lewis Ellis, was Miro’s second goal in three games. He also picked up an assist in the same stretch.
Hamilton had triple the shots of London in the first half and took the lead, but London came back roaring in the second half with a restored determination. The pressure from the hometeam paid off quickly as London forward Carl Hanworth found the back of the net in the 48th minute. Fellow forward Jordan Ayris picked up an assist.
Despite several more solid chances for both teams, including two great chances by Cabrillo and a solid effort by London’s DeZorsi in the 66th minute, neither squad was able to penetrate the goal again and the match ended up in a 1-1 draw.
FC London doubled up Hamilton in the second half, outshooting HFC 12-6. The teams ended up with an even 15-15 in shots by the end of the game.
Miroslav Cabrilo ended up with a stunning six shots during the game. William Grocott had four shots and Kevin Dhillon had two shots. Chris Brown, Stephen Powell and Mark Reilly had single shots each.
With the draw Hamilton improves to 3-5-3 with twelve points. HFC is in a three-way tie for fifth place with the Chicago Fire and Chicago Inferno. With five games remaining in the season, four of those at home, the FC Rage will need to string together a series of victories in hopes of claiming a playoff spot.
London, who sits in third place with sixteen points, will be the first of four to come to Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton beginning this Sunday July 1st at 7pm. Over the course of ten days HFC will also host Chicago Fire, Michigan Bucks and River City Rovers.