Rage soccer victory lifts them into second place

Hamilton FC Rage travelled to Toronto’s Centennial Park Stadium on Wednesday (May 23) and came away with a 3-1 victory in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League.

The victory left the Rage in second place ion the men’s Great Lakes Division, one point out of first place which is currently held by the Louisville River City Rovers. Next up for Hamilton is another road trip to take on the Michigan Bucks on Saturday (May 26) at Canton Cup Independence Park. The Rage return to Ron Joyce Stadium on Wednesday (May 30) for an 8 p.m. game against London.

In Toronto, the Lynx struck first with midfielder Aaron McKenna scoring at the 23 minute mark. It was the second straight game that the Lynx got on the board first with a goal in the first 25 minutes. Hamilton FC countered with a tying goal right at half time. Lewis Ellis scored for the Rage at the 45 minute mark to give Hamilton some momentum heading into the second half.

As in their previous outing, Toronto let an early lead slip away. In the Lynx’s previous outing they gave up two goals in the second half to lose the game. That pattern continued as Hamilton added two more goals in the second half.

Adam Bond and Mark Reilly came in as substitutions early in the second half and both were instrumental in Hamilton’s go ahead goal at 68 minutes. Bond brought the ball in and passed to Will Grocott on the wing. Grocott sent the ball across the box and Reilly tapped in the goal.

Reilly later got a break away run and scored his second of the game at 88 minutes for Hamilton’s 3-1 win.

Hamilton FC was outshot during the game 11-7.