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Republic F.C. defeats the Blues 6-1 to secure a spot in the USL Pro playoffs

Sacramento Republic F.C.'s shield
Sacramento Republic F.C.'s shield
Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic F.C.

The Sacramento Republic F.C. won on the road again, this time defeating the Orange County Blues F.C. 6-1 to secure a post in the USL Pro postseason playoffs. Tommy Stewart would score the first hat trick of the young franchise's history when he scored three goals in the second half to lead his team to victory. Mickey Daly, Adam Jahn and Nemanja Vuković would also score goals for the Republic. The win gives Sacramento a league leading seven road victories for the season.

A spirited crowd of 753 fans attended Sunday afternoon's game at Anteater Stadium. The Blues were looking for a win and so were the Republic who were looking to earn a spot in the postseason. Sacramento dominated the first half by shutting out Orange County 1-0. But on the other hand, they were able to hold the Republic to just one goal when Nemanja Vuković scored in the 38th minute.

The Blues came out of the second half desperately trying to score an equalizer. Orange County was successful in 48th minute when Allan Russell scored a goal off of a penalty kick. But from then on it was all Sacramento as they would pour it on with five goals and solemnly defeat the Blues 6-1. The Republic improves to 14-6-3 whilst the Blues fall to 9-16.

Sacramento's next home game is this Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. against the Wilmington Hammerheads at Bonney Field. Some tickets are available and they can be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com/sacramento-republic-fc-vs-wilmington-hammerh.... For more information about the Sacramento Republic F.C. please visit http://www.sacrepublicfc.com for all the latest news and details on where to buy team merchandise and tickets to future games.