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Hamilton And Woodbridge Draw To Maintain Third Place Deadlock

07/07/2018, 12:00pm EDT
By Kacian Whyte

A scoreless game at full-time saw Hamilton United Elite and Woodbridge Strikers walk away with a point each, and create a three-way deadlock in the standings for third place. 

Hamilton started the game dominating possession as Emma Ramsay, Rachel Rosborough and Ángela Cutaia led multiple attacks down the left wing.

However, Woodbridge defenders Diamond Simpson and Calaigh Copland proved to be too much for the left wing attacking trio, clearing the ball and/ or initiating counter-attacks that Hamilton was not prepared for. 

Woodbridge's first attempt would come in the 7th minute when Jenny Wolever would work a give-and-go from a corner with Alyscha Mottershead, who hit an in-swinger that was arcing towards the left corner of the net, but Hamilton keeper Alana Rossi was just able to leap and catch it. 

The remainder of the first half was the a defender's game, as both side shared possession but struggled to find an opening that could change the outcome.

In the first half, Hamilton United had two attempts on goal while Woodbridge Strikers had four. 

The defender's game continued in the second half, with both teams struggling to make an impact in the attacking third.

In an effort to avoid each other's defensive block, both sides started taking shots from distance, trying to send the ball over the defender to catch the keepers unaware. 

The best long strike came from Woodbridge's Simpson, who volleyed the ball from the right corner of the 18 yard box, but put it two inches high of the crossbar. 

Hamilton United Elite will next host North Mississauga Panthers on July 13 (8 p.m.) at Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton.  

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The Woodbridge Strikers will host Durham United on July 14 (5 p.m) at Vaughan Grove Turf, Woodbridge. 

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