Different team, same result for Foothills F.C.
With head coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., behind the bench after serving his one game suspension the Foothills F.C. produced yet another draw.
The result came in the form of a 2-2 match against the Washington Crossfire, who sits behind the Foothills F.C. in the table at Hellard Field on Sunday, June 20.
Wheeldon Jr. was at a loss for words at what has become all too familiar for his team during its first year.
“I don’t know what more we have to do.
“We’re doing everything right on the training ground, scoring goals.”
The bench boss continues to search for answers in the form of game tape, but acknowledges that the players are now accountable for the results as of late.
It was another strong performance for the Foothills F.C., especially early as Miguel Romero scored in the 19 minute to give Calgary the lead.
A lapse in defense, however, allowed the Crossfire to equalize in the 35 minute, as Hamza Haddadi netted a beautiful header past goalkeeper, Nolan Wirth.
The tie didn’t last long, as just three minutes later Yoann Andre Promonet gave the Foothills F.C. the lead going into half.
The game was another gritty affair from both sides, as neither team wanted to give any player enough room to get a shot on target.
Wheeldon Jr., along with most of the team also got riled up several times during the game at what they believed were missed calls by referee, Giancarlo Pavone.
“Listen, how he’s not giving a penalty I’ll never know,” the head coach said.
However, once again in the last 15-20 minutes the players just seem to lose focus that resulted in the tying goal in the 77 minute by Junior Sanchez.
Looking forward, Wheeldon Jr. accredited his teams form to lack of experience at a professional level.
“Maybe we’re punching above our weight in our first year.”
Either way, the team needs to finish games if they want to compete for a spot in the playoffs.
“The player in me loves these types of fights.
“I love these guys; we’re a good young team.”