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NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE

July 27, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Ottawa, Edmonton, OKC winners

Soccer News Net staff

OTTAWA FURY FC 2, CAROLINA RAILHAWKS 0
OTTAWA, ON - Carl Haworth and an own goal helped the Ottawa Fury FC to a 2-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks at TD Place Wednesday night.

Haworth struck in the 8th minute for his fifth goal of the season, finishing off a run from the midfield that saw him beat two Carolina defenders with a low, precise strike past a diving Akira Fitzgerald in the Carolina goal.

Ottawa doubled their lead early in the second half as Bryan Olivera's long free kick whipped through the box and struck former Fury FC defender Drew Beckie that deflected into his own goal.

Fury FC goalkeeper Romuald Peiser posted his fourth clean sheet of the season.

FC EDMONTON 2, NEW YORK COSMOS 1
EDMONTON, Alberta -- FC Edmonton to score twice in the final 12 minutes en route to a 2-1 win over the New York Cosmos at Clarke Stadium Wednesday night.

Nikolas Ledgerwood tallied the tying goal in the 79th minute and Daryl Fordyce connected for the game-winner a minute into second-half stoppage time for the Eddies (3-1-1 fall season, 8-4-3 combined).

The Cosmos grabbed a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute on Juan Arango's second goal in as many matches after some nifty passes by Yasmani Duk and Yohandry Orozco. Latching onto an Orozco feed, Arango found himself open and he powered a shot past goalkeeper Matt VanOekel for his sixth goal of the year.

Edmonton's equalizer came as Tomi Ameobi ripped a shot on the left side of the penalty area that ricocheted off the right post to Ledgerwood, who slotted it past a helpless goalkeeper Jimmy Mauer.

The winner came when Ameobi raced through the Cosmos right flank and zipped a shot that Maurer saved. An unmarked Fordyce had an easy time knocking home the rebound for the winner as Edmonton recorded its seventh consecutive home win.
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RAYO OKC 1, TAMPA BAY ROWDIES 0
YUKON, Okla.---A late first-half goal by Billy Forbes gave Rayo OKC a1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Miller Stadium Wednesday night.

Rayo goalkeeper Daniel Fernandes registered a clean sheet with five saves.

A defensive lapse by the Rowdies in the 43rd minute gave the home club a 1-0 lead. Kosuke Kimura sent a high ball ahead for Forbes. Matt Pickens came way off his line and tried to play the ball aside outside the penalty area. Off of Pickensí leg, a bad bounce went to Forbes who headed the ball into the open net from 19 yards out. It was Forbesí second goal of the year.

The loss drops the Rowdies record to 5-4-6, for 21 points in the NASL Combined table. The win lifts Rayo OKC to a 6-6-6 record for 23 points in the NASL Combined table. The win also lifts Rayo OKC into the top spot in the NASL Fall Season table with a 3W-1L-2T record for 11 points.
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