Fury FC remains unbeaten in last 5 games after 1-1 draw against Hartford
With two consecutive wins and a favourable record while away from home, Ottawa Fury FC headed out on the road once more on Saturday evening to take on Hartford Athletic at the Pratt and Whitney Stadium looking to keep the winning streak alive and build even more momentum before returning to Ottawa. A 1-1 draw was enough for Fury FC to head home unbeaten in its last five matches with eyes steadily set on more.
Fury FC forward Mour Samb scored in the first half to give Ottawa the lead. Hartford levelled it up barely two minutes in the second half on a goal from Dalgaard, and the two sides split the honours with a point each.
Head Coach Nikola Popovic
“It was a game that started with a lot of tempo and rhythm. But after fifteen or twenty minutes we settled down and were able to impose our game. We started controlling the game, and we scored the goal. We had a couple more chances to score but went to the locker room with the one-goal lead. Unfortunately, in one moment at the beginning of the second half, from a throw-in, there was a bounce and we conceded. We did come back and create enough chances to score at least one more but it wasn’t possible.”
“We are really frustrated because we wanted to win, however, one point on the road is always somewhat satisfactory. If we can’t win we at least want the point.”
“I think overall we had a good game. There are some corrections we need to make, for example on the second balls when playing a team like this one, winning second balls could be crucial. And of course, when we have possession, we have to be a bit more precise in our passing because that’s how we are going to break the lines of the opponent. This is all part of the learning process of this model and I do believe we are getting better with every game.”
Ottawa Fury FC (4-3-3): Irving; Gagnon-Laparé, Barnathan, Meilleur-Giguère, Haworth ©; Fall, Ward (87’ Attakora), Mannella; Oliveira (90’ Daniels), Samb, François (76’ Sejdic)
Hartford Athletic (4-4-2): Due; Lee, Gdula, De Wit, Curinga; Dalgaard (83’ Brown), Jorgensen, Martin, Swartz (76’ Dixon); Wojcik (88’ Downs), Angulo
22’ – OTT Samb (Oliveira)
47’ – HFD Dalgaard
45+1’ – HFD Martin
49’ – OTT Fall
60’ – HFD De Wit
64’ – OTT Mannella