MANCHESTER, NH - Late afternoon thunderstorms closed the door early on the 2nd game in as many days between visiting Ottawa Fury and hosts Seacoast United Phantoms.
The Fury scored in the 11th minute, which proved to be the game winner as Ottawa improves to 9-1-2 on the season and are still in the running for the Northeast division title. The field was cleared just 10 minutes into the second half when lightning forced a delay of game. Officials decided to call the match after just 55 minutes of play with Ottawa earning the 1-0 victory.
Saturday's match at Portmouth High School saw both teams battling the heat and humidity, but the visiting side pulled through as Ottawa midfielder Loic Miliani scored two goals in the 4-0 win.
The Phantoms face a long road trip this coming weekend when they travel to Ottawa for the third straight game between the two clubs on Friday, July 12th. The road trip wraps up with a 7pm match at Vermont Voltage Saturday evening July 13th.
The Seacoast United Phantoms return home for their last game of the season on Sunday, July 21st when they host the Western Mass Pioneers for a 7pm kickoff at Portsmouth High School.