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Late winner puts Scorpions past Ottawa

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A dramatic late winner has given San Antonio Scorpions an entertaining 3-2 win over Ottawa Fury at Keith Harris Stadium on Saturday night.

Both sides struggled to get started in a match which saw hardly any action in the first half as both sides struggled to really get out of midfield.

That tight midfield battle resulted in both sides not creating many chances and saw the match go to the break scoreless.

The second half was a very different story as the sides combined for five goals in a stunning reverse from the first half as the sides went for the match.

It took 11 minutes in to the half for the scoring to start but once it did the flood gates opened after the Scorpions hit the lead in the 56th minute.

Walter Restrepo’s cross was sent in to the box but cleared by Ottawa for a corner, which was sent in to the box by Danny Barrera who found a wide open Greg Janicki, who was able to head home the opener.

In the 68th minute Ottawa were allowed back in to the match as Julius James was carded again after bringing down a striker in the box, allowing Tony Donatelli to step up and score the equalizer, Ottawa’s first ever penalty goal.

With just over ten minutes to play Ottawa hit the lead as Sinisa Ubiparipovic made a mazy run through the San Antonio defense but could only be drawn in to a tight angle, however it did not matter, as he hit a wonderful strike that beat David Bingham to put Ottawa in front.

But very quickly the Scorpions got a penalty, coming in the 82nd minute, allowing Eric Hassli to step up and hit a penalty well enough that the keeper couldn’t get to the ball.

That saw San Antonio with their tails up going in to the closing stages and some late drama gave the Scorpions the win as a corner allowed Tomasz Zahorski to score the winner and keep the Scorpions perfect road record intact.

to score the winner and keep the Scorpions perfect road record intact.

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