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RECAP: Two Goals Power Hartford to a Draw Against Swope Park

By Hartford Athletic, 10/05/19, 10:00PM EDT

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Saturday saw a feisty fixture take place at Dillon Stadium between Hartford and Swope Park Rangers. Athletic’s long awaited return home was met with a grand-stand welcoming from the fans, with over 5,000 fans turning up to make Dillon rock. That energy clearly made its way towards the pitch. The first 45 ended with everything but a goal. A combined eight shots and five yellow cards came before the half’s end. 

The second half started brightly for Athletic, managing two goals in the first 20 through a Ryan Williams tap-in and a Danny Barrera curler respectively. Sebastian Dalgaard threatened per usual via his trickery on the flank but more notably a volley that looked to dip in the goal but unluckily bounced off the crossbar. Swope Park showed they still had much to play for as they responded quickly to the second goal in the 67th minute through Ayyoub Allach. A bit of back of back and forth and three yellow cards later saw the game end with an upsetting finish as Wilson Harris made it 2-2 at the death.

The Boys in Green won't have much time to rest on this one. The lights turn on again at Dillon Stadium in just four days for a special Wednesday night match against Birmingham Legion FC at 8 PM in the USL Championship's Game of the Week! Click here to get your tickets!

FAST STATS:

Shots (On-Target): Hartford Athletic 11 (5) - 16 (4) Swope Park

Corners: Hartford Athletic 4-2 Swope Park

Fouls: Hartford Athletic 16-9 Swope Park

Offsides: Hartford Athletic 2-1 Swope Park

Possession: Hartford Athletic 44.5%-55.5% Swope Park

Passing Accuracy: Hartford Athletic 83.2%-83.4% Swope Park

Saves: Hartford Athletic 3-3 Swope Park

SCORING SUMMARY

Ryan Williams (HFD) 57’

Danny Barrera (HFD) 62’ 

Ayyoub Allach (SPR) 67’ 

Wilson Harris (SPR) 90+7’

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

Yellow Card: Ze Pedro 31’ (SPR)

Yellow Card: Wilson Harris 33’ (SPR)

Yellow Card: Tucker Lepley 41’ (SPR)

Yellow Card: Harry Swartz 45’ (HFD)

Yellow Card: Raymond Lee 45+1’ (HFD)

Yellow Card: Logan Gdula 83’ (HFD)

Yellow Card: Nicky Downs 89’ (HFD)

Yellow Card: Giuseppe Gentile 90+3’ (HFD)

HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP:

22 GK Cody Cropper; 26 D Elliott Hord, 24 D Logan Gdula, 44 D Alex Davey, 3 D Raymond Lee; 33 MF Harry Swartz (Nicky Downs 81'), 4 Sem de Wit, 14 MF Ryan Williams, 7 Sebastian Dalgaard (Giuseppe Gentile 90+4'); 80 F Danny Barrera, 9 F Jose Angulo (Wojciech Wójcik 81')

SWOPE PARK RANGERS STARTING LINEUP:

45 GK John Pulskamp; 43 D Mark Segbers, 48 D Kaveh Rad, 33 D Rennico Clarke, 92 D Alexsander; 98 M Ayyoub Allach, 95 M Rassambek Akhatov, 75 M Kuzain (Camden Riley 81'), 47 M Tucker Lepley (Ethan Vanacore-Decker 84'); 96 F Wilson Harris, 70 F Ze Pedro

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