Recap: FC Edmonton grab late goal to draw Armada

FC Edmonton 1-1 Jacksonville Armada

Goals

Watson (OG) – 77′

Roberts – 90′

Highlights

Major Themes

  • After a loss to Ottawa Fury midweek, Jacksonville were officially eliminated from playoff contention, along with FC Edmonton who fell just short.
  • FC Edmonton were playing their last game of the year as they have a by-week on the final matchday of the season.
  • Jacksonville went ahead when Watson deflected a ball into his own net
  • Edmonton would go down a man in the 67th minute when Jones would lash out at Barrett violently.
  • Roberts grabbed a late goal for FC Edmonton to draw them level to finish of their season.

In Form

  • Roberts header was perfectly placed into the top corner of the net, out of reach of diving Sierra.
  • Johnson was dangerous down the left flank and although his shot was deflected for an own goal, his run to get into the position was well timed and won.

Liabilities

  • Jones apologized after the match for kicking at Barrett in the 67th minute.   Jones was already on a yellow car and earned his red through unnecessary violent conduct.

Lesson Learned

  • FC Edmonton were close to earned a spot in the NASL Championship, however they were unable to hold onto their strong start to the Fall Season and push for fourth position.
  • Jacksonville Armada have one game remaining and will be looking to save face by earning a win and avoiding finishing last place in their inaugural season.