It was their penultimate game of their inaugural USL season and WFC2 withstood some intense pressure from the Western Conference Championship chasing Orange County Blues to come away with a 1-1 draw at Thunderbird Stadium on Sunday.
The young ‘Caps had to defend early on and ‘keeper Marco Carducci came up with a some big stops before birthday boy Tyler Rosenlund shot WFC2 into a 33rd minute lead.
Brenton Griffiths fired the OC back level six minutes into the second half, but neither team could find the breakthrough and winning goal for the rest of the game.
AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk was at WFC2’s draw with Orange County to capture all the action from before, during and after the game. Here’s our “Story In Pictures”, with a full Flickr slideshow at the end.[Also check out Tom’s website www.residualimagephotography.com for more of his photos and work].
WFC2 starting XI
Orange County threaten several times early on but find Marco Carducci in top form
Booked for wearing shades when the sun’s not out?
After soaking up the pressure, birthday boy fires the ‘Caps into a 33rd minute lead
A happy birthday indeed
Which one is Mad Dog?
The OC threaten in the second half and whip a ball in from a corner
Brenton Griffiths gets goalside of Caleb Clarke
And tucks home the equaliser
Carducci comes up big again to retain parity
While Clarke has a chance at the other end
Residency star Kadin Chung comes on for his professional debut and impresses
Marco Bustos picks up a fifth yellow card of the season, ruling him out of the final game of the year next Sunday
Residency grads Kadin Chung and Tommy Gardner – expect to see a lot more of them next season
You can see more photos from the match in the Flickr slideshow below: