Playoffs in sight, Wilmington edges up in rankings
WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. Looking to clinch one of the final four playoff positions, the Hammerheads recently moved into seventh place after claiming a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night.
This will be the second time Wilmington and Sacramento meet on the pitch in just over a week after Republic FC hosted the Hammerheads and took a 2-0 victory on the West Coast in front of sold-out crowd at Bonney Field. Thomas Stewart opened the scoring in the 15th minute after Justin Braun placed a through-ball toward Hammerheads goalkeeper Brad Stuver forcing him to come off his line and charge Stewart one-on-one.
Sacramento increased their lead to 2-0 in the second half after defender Emrah Klimenta stole the ball and sent a low drive past Stuver moments later in the 76th minute.
Republic FC currently holds the second position in the league standings behind Orlando City and has already claimed a spot in the playoffs with home advantage in the first round.
The Hammerheads are scheduled to host their final regular season home match on Wednesday, September 3 versus Orlando City at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium.
For more information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC or to purchase tickets, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com.
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Professional Soccer USL PRO
The Hammerheads are a professional soccer franchise founded in 1996. Competing in USL PRO, the Hammerheads have grown to be an internationally recognized organization. USL PRO is the most sophisticated and best operated professional league beneath and in support of Major League Soccer in the United States and Canada. The goal of Wilmington Hammerheads FC is to provide an opportunity for players to develop and reach their goals, while providing affordable family entertainment to Wilmington and the surrounding areas.