Hartford Athletic ended the night on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against rivals North Carolina FC, a club ranked 6th in the USL Championship.
Hartford dominated the match from quite literally the very first minute. Right from the kickoff Jose Angulo was able to make a low and precise cross into the box where Harry Swartz was there to finish it and put Hartford on the board in the first 15 seconds of play. With this great start to the match, Hartford controlled the entire first half with great chances from Angulo, Wojciech Wojcik & Mads Jørgensen. The score would remain 1-0 going into halftime.
North Carolina was able to answer with a goal in the 58th minute after getting a touch off of a short clear from Hartford. Hartford didn't let that stop them with great defensive stops and chances on goal throughout the second half. A few tough plays and the fast paced game kept Hartford from scoring another despite dominating the field over their 6th ranked opponents. A hard fight from Hartford ended with a 1-1 draw.
Hartford Athletic is back home at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field this Saturday, June 8 for a match against Saint Louis FC at 7 PM. To show our appreciation for our fans we will be offering $2 draft beers and $2 hot dogs through the 19th minute.
Shots: 14-11 NC
Shots on Target: 4-2 NC
Corner Kicks: 6-5 HFD
Fouls Committed: 13-10 HFD
Saves: 3-1 HFD
Offside: 2-2 HFD | NC
Possession: 51-49 NC
Passing Accuracy: 84-83 NC
HFD - Harry Swartz 1'
NC - Yamikani Chester 58'
23' - Kyle Curinga (Yellow)
57' - Raymond Lee (Yellow)
61' - Aaron Guillen (Yellow)
HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP
Frederik Due; Raymond Lee (c.), Logan Gdula, Sem de Wit, Kyle Curinga; Collin Martin, Mads Jørgensen, Harry Swartz (Jonathan Brown 72'), Sebastian Dalgaard; Jose Angulo (Alex Dixon 72'), Wojciech Wojcik (Nicky Downs 86').
NORTH CAROLINA FC STARTING LINEUP
Alex Tambakis; Alexander Comsia, Aaron Guillen, Sam Brotherton, D.J. Taylor; Benjamin Speas (Andre Fortune 82'), Steven Miller (c.), Nazmi Albadawi, Yamikani Chester, Viktor Igbekoyi (Graham Smith 68'); Robert Kristo.