Parkes’ goal gives Riverhounds 1-1 draw at Toronto

Posted on Jun 11 2017 - 11:28am by Rachael McKriger
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After 327 minutes of game action with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Romeo Parkes has found his first goal of the season.

The forward was signed by the club on May 5, and has appeared in five matches, starting three. This is Parkes’ second stint with the Riverhounds, as he was part of the club for the first half of the 2016 season.

The goal came at a game-deciding moment for Parkes. The Riverhounds were already down, 1-0, at the hands of Toronto FC II. In the 59′ minute, Toronto opened up the scoring with a goal from Tsubasa Endoh, which was assisted by Oyvind Alseth.

However, Parkes was able to steal a point from the match with a right-footed shot, outside the box, in the 87′ minute. The goal was unassisted.

The Hounds had plenty of chances in the match, and could’ve had a game-winning goal from Corey Hertzog after Parkes’ goal. However, Brandon Aubrey brought Hertzog down inside the box. Instead of calling for a penalty kick, referee Alexis Vaughan had the game play on.

The Riverhounds had six shots on target, with four coming from Parkes. The other shots came from Corey Hertzog and Kenroy Howell. However, Toronto’s Angelo Cavalluzzo produced five saves to keep the scoreline at a draw. Meanwhile for the Riverhounds, Trey Mitchell made two saves, denying Toronto’s Jay Chapman and Ben Spencer.

In the yellow card count, the Riverhounds retained zero cards. However for Toronto FC II, three players received yellow cards. Brian James (33′), Aubrey (64′) and Jordan Hamilton (77′) all received yellow cards from Vaughan.

The Riverhounds will hit the road once again to face Louisville City FC on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. The match will be held at Slugger Field.

Cover photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

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