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#GameDayEve 2nd Charleston Edition

By Marissa Blackman

For the second consecutive week, Charleston Battery and Wilmington Hammerheads will compete. This time, the Hammerheads have the home field advantage.

Last week, the Hammerheads lost 1-0 to the Battery in Blackbaud Stadium. The single goal was the result of a penalty kick from Charleston midfielder Justin Portillo. Most chances for the Hammerheads came in the second half although none of the shots forced saves. The Battery forced more saves in the first half although the team took more shots in the second half.

The only prediction I can write with confidence about tomorrow's match is that it will not be a goal fest. Last year, when Charleston and Wilmington had a similar schedule of consecutive matches, both games ended 1-0. Last week's match also resulted in only one goal, and, when the two clubs met earlier this season, the score was 1-2.

Wilmington Hammerheads FC posted a video of head coach Carson Porter discussing the upcoming match.

The Hammerheads seem to be moving uphill. On May 16th, the Wilmington club tied with a table leading Rochester Rhinos side. On May 20th, the Hammerheads were tied with Chattanooga FC after 120 minutes before losing in penalties. Last week, the Hammerheads, a ten man team for fifty four minutes of the match, lost to 2nd place Charleston by just one goal. The Hammerheads are consistently giving away less goals in regular play. Although none of these results led to victories, they signify a steady progression of improvement.

Will the club further this progression by beating the Battery tomorrow? Since a total of twenty three shots between the two clubs in last week's match resulted in only one goal, victory will clearly be difficult for either side.

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