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WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) — The Wilmington Hammerheads continued their undefeated streak at Legion Stadium on Saturday as they claimed a 2-1 victory in the 90th minute against the Harrisburg City Islanders.
Wilmington’s Gareth Evans drove a free kick into the penalty area in the 26th minute for a header opportunity off of forward Richard Isberner that soared just inches above the crossbar. Minutes later, the Hammerheads took the lead following a Daniel Steres finish into the back of the net off a corner kick from midfielder Tom Parratt. Steres is currently the leading scorer for the Wilmington Hammerheads this season with five goals tallied after tonight’s result.
Harrisburg found their first attempt of the night off the foot of forward Lucky Mkosana on a long shot outside the penalty box after crossing Hammerheads goalkeeper Troy Hernandez before rolling out of bounds.
The second half became more physical as both teams were eager to gain majority possession. After a consistent battle to find the back of the net, Harrisburg’s Sainey Touray equalized the score with Wilmington in the 74th minute after challenging a deflection from Hernandez that derived from a previous shot off of Harrisburg’s Morgan Langley.
The Hammerheads took their second goal of the match in the 90th minute as midfielder Bryce Taylor carried the ball from midfield to the corner for a cross that found forward Cody Arnoux for a header to secure the victory.
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Box Score First Half Second Half Final
Wilmington 1 1 2
Harrisburg 0 1 1
Hammerheads: GK Troy Hernandez, Shawn Nicklaw, Gareth Evans, Mickey Daly, Shaun Utterson, Tom Parratt (Cody Arnoux 86′), Bryce Taylor, Daniel Steres, Cory Elenio (Jamel Wallace 73′), Richard Isberner (Steven Perry 60′), Mickael Oliveira
Islanders: GK Nick Noble, Stephen Basso, Andrew Ribeiro, Coady Andrews, Colin Zizzi, Jason Pelletier (Jamiel Hardware 69′), Matt Bahner, Yann Ekra, Tom Mellor (Morgan Langley 62′), Lucky Mkosana, Sainey Touray
WIL: Daniel Steres (Tom Parratt) 33′
HAR: Sainey Touray 74′
WIL: Cody Arnoux (Bryce Taylor) 90′
HAR: Morgan Langley 68′
HAR: Stephen Basso 76′
WIL: Jamel Wallace 85′
LONDON (AP) – Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in Sunday’s final.
The last British man to win the Wimbledon title before Sunday was Fred Perry in 1936.
Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in last year’s final, won his second major title after last year’s U.S. Open.
Murray and Djokovic played each other in a Grand Slam final for third time in the last four majors, with Murray winning the U.S. Open and Djokovic taking this year’s Australian Open.
Djokovic, the top-seeded Serb who won the 2011 title at the All England Club, had won the last three matches between the two and still holds an 11-8 head-to-head edge.
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The 39th Annual Cape Fear Rugby Sevens Tournament concluded on Sunday at Ogden Park in New Hanover County. NOVA (Northern Virginia) captured the women’s title with 12-10 victory over Atlanta Harlequins. New Orleans won the men’s title with a 35-5 victory over Trinidad & Tobago.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hoggard High School has a rich tradition when it comes to kickers. A lot of that tradition starts with Tom Barth. He’s the father of Connor and Casey Barth. Casey is the all-time leading scorer at UNC. Older brother Connor is the kicker for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On Saturday the Barths held their first ever free football clinic in the Port City. Casey said told WWAY “It’s always interesting to share what you know with people and you get to see how your coaching ability kinda goes, especially with the different age groups. I love it it’s fun. It’s nice to share what I’ve learned over the years with kids who are growing up.
Connor Barth not only talks a good game. He was more than willing to demonstate his kicking ability in front of 65 clinic participants. “It’s awesome to see guys come out who want to kick, punt and snap.I’m lucky to have a lot of good friends who played at Hoggard or who are still at Hoggard helping out today. I can’t thank them enough along with my mom and dad and my brother. We kinda want to make this a continual thing every year. It’ll always be free for the kids who come out to work out their craft. Maybe one day we’ll see them do what we’ve been doing.”
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Wilmington Post 10 beat Sampson-Duplin 8-1 on Sunday night.
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