On Saturday night the Hammerheads had a little comeback victory of their own. Harrisburg City Islanders came into Legion Stadium and found themselves leading 1-0 going into halftime. The Hammerheads have a great record at home and let Harrisburg know rather quickly that they wouldn't be going down without a fight.
Andres Cuero started the rally, netting a goal in the 65th minute to tie it up 1-1. Andryi Budnyy found Luke Mulholland in the 76th minute for his second assist of the night and Mulholland's team leading 6th goal of the season, giving the Hammerheads an outright lead with less than 15 minutes to go. In the 85th minute, Richard Jata finally put and end to his cold streak, scoring his first goal of the season and the first of his professional career on a brilliant finish. Jata received a pass from his best friend and high school teammate Tanner Wolfe that sprung him through to face the keeper one on one. Jata kept his composure and chipped the keeper to give the Hammerheads a 3-1 with less than 5 minutes left in the game. Jata's signature celebration(round off to back flip) followed shortly after as the crowd erupted in jubilation. Read about Jata's reaction to the goal and post-goal flip here.
- Check out the Coaches Corner - Part 3 on wway3tv.com by clicking on the link below. There you can see all 3 goals from Saturday nights' match vs Harrisburg, plus some post game interviews with Brock Duckworth, Richard Jata, Luke Mullholland and Coach David Irving.
To view the 160+ pics from Saturday's game click here.