Wilmington Hammerheads FC stood strong in the final third to turn away several quality scoring chances by Saint Louis FC in a 0-0 draw at Legion Stadium on Wednesday night.
With the tie, STL FC moves to 3-5-6 (15 pts.), while Wilmington goes to 2-8-6 (12 pts.).
STL FC had a number of opportunities to make the breakthrough against the Hammerheads, but couldn’t make them count. The visitors edged Wilmington in shots 12-11.
Jermie Lynch had the best attempt of the game for Saint Louis, crashing a shot off the crossbar just before the referee whistled for halftime. The Jamaican rang the bar again in second half stoppage time as a foul before getting his shot off.
Wilmington started the final 45 minutes brightly when STL FC responded with two shots from Bryan Gaull, who played a ball at the top of the penalty area, sending his first shot high and had his second attempt saved by Hammerheads goalkeeper Andre Rawls.
Wilmington created some good pressure and a number of half chances, but never really troubled the visitors as Alec Kann was credited with five saves in the match.
The Hammerheads begin a two-game road trip at Harrisburg City on July 4. Saint Louis FC concludes a two-game swing away from the Midwest when it faces Charlotte Independence.