No goals, but no shortage of opportunities. That was the story of Vancouver Whitecaps 2’s 0-0 draw at home to Sacramento Republic on Saturday afternoon.
Both goalkeepers were at the top of their game, producing a string of excellent saves to keep their opponents at bay. WFC2 were under the cosh a bit at the start before having the better of the second half and coming within inches of grabbing all three points.
In another case of terrible timing of the match, coming less than an hour after the first team’s win in Montreal aired on TV, the crowd suffered with only 407 out at Thunderbird Stadium. An increase of four at least on last week!
A shame, especially as it was the third annual ‘Bark at the Bird’, our favourite theme night of the year.
AFTN photographer Tom Ewasiuk was there to capture all the action before, during and after the game. Here’s his “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].
Your WFC2 starting XI
Respect to the sole travelling Republic supporter – non stop flag waving for the full 90
Sacramento pressed hard for the opener and Spencer Richey produced big save
After big save
Caption this one yourself!
David Norman has his eye on the prize
Eat the bird! Eat the bird! Eat the bird!
As the tide turned, WFC2 had their chances and Gloire Amanda got on the end of a perfect cross from David Norman in the 62nd minute
But Evan Newton prevented the Residency starlet from grabbing his first professional goal
Substitute Thomas Sanner watches as Gloire Amanda’s 71st minute shot goes inches wide
And Newton was at it again to thwart substitute Sanner a minute later in the last real chance of the game
You can see all of Tom’s photos from the game HERE and in our full Flickr slideshow below: