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#GameDayEve #WILvCLT

by Marissa Blackman

The Wilmington Hammerheads FC season continues with a midweek match against fellow Carolinian club Charlotte Independence.

Hammerheads News


  • The team has signed a new forward, Casey Townsend, who formerly played for Oklahoma City Energy FC
  • Mael Corboz is tied with five other players for most assists in the league


What's At Stake

In regards to the standings, a win could be a great thing for either club. Unlike last week, when advancement in the table was just as dependent on the performance of other clubs as it was on each individual club, either Charlotte or Wilmington would actually move up if they were to win. A Charlotte victory would catapult the club to the top of the table one point ahead of current conference leader Louisville. Three points for the Hammerheads would mean a boost up to seventh place.

Comparisons


Since these two clubs have played many of the same teams, let's compare them on the basis of their scores against the same teams.


  • Against FC Cincinnati, Wilmington managed a tie while Charlotte lost. Against Charleston, Charlotte managed a win while Wilmington lost. Against Richmond, Charlotte won while Wilmington both tied and lost. Charlotte claimed three points against New York Red Bulls II, but Wilmington was defeated by the same club. Although both Charlotte and Wilmington defeated FC Montreal, the Independence one by more goals. If each more positive result is counted as a point, Charlotte leads 3-2 over Wilmington.

  • In the standings, Charlotte sits in second place with five wins and two losses. The club has scored twelve goal and conceded eight. Wilmington is in ninth place with two wins, three losses, and two ties. The Hammerheads have scored six goals in the season so far and conceded just as many.


According to all of the numbers, the Independence is certainly the better club, but, if there's one thing I know for sure about soccer, anything can happen.

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