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Fuego FC and Hailstorm FC Battle to Thrilling 2-2 Draw in Dramatic Showdown

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July 3, 2024 – United Soccer League One (USL1)
Central Valley Fuego FC News Release

Windsor, CO – In a thrilling encounter at the Future Legends Sports Complex, Central Valley Fuego FC and Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC battled to a dramatic 2-2 draw in the 8th match of the “Ice and Fire Cup” series.

The game started with intensity and caution from both sides, leading to a series of yellow cards early in the match. Hailstorm’s Opara received a yellow card in the 21st minute, followed by a caution for Fuego’s Mariona in the 28th minute.

The breakthrough came in the 29th minute when Dembor Benson of Fuego FC scored his first professional goal, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead. The half saw another yellow card for Hailstorm’s Falvey in the 42nd minute.

As the first half concluded, six minutes of stoppage time were added, but the score remained Central Valley Fuego 1 – 0 Northern Colorado Hailstorm.

The second half began with a substitution for Hailstorm, bringing in Cromwell for Nembhard. The game maintained its physical edge with Omar Lemus of Fuego FC receiving a yellow card in the 51st minute, followed by a yellow card for Hailstorm’s Powder in the 54th minute and another for Fuego’s Chris Heckenberg in the 56th minute.

A double substitution for both teams in the 63rd minute injected fresh legs into the game, and it paid off for Fuego FC when Shavon John-Brown scored in the 68th minute, assisted by substitute Alfredo Midence, doubling their lead.

Hailstorm responded with a flurry of substitutions in the 73rd and 78th minutes. Fuego also made another change in the 80th minute, bringing in Vazquez for Mariona.

The intensity boiled over in the final minutes. Fuego’s coach Jermaine Jones received a red card in the 86th minute. Hailstorm pulled one back with Keegan scoring in the 88th minute, assisted by Hernandez. Hernandez, however, was booked a minute later.

As the clock ticked into stoppage time, tensions escalated. Fuego’s Midence received a yellow card in the 90th minute, followed by his red card in the 99th minute, reducing Fuego to 10 men.

In the 101st minute, Hailstorm’s Gill scored the equalizer, setting the stage for a chaotic finish. The match saw a flurry of red cards in the 104th minute, with both Fuego’s coach Jermaine Jones and Hailstorm’s Falvey sent off.

Final Score: Central Valley Fuego 2 – 2 Northern Colorado Hailstorm

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