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Ottawa 5, Richmond 3

By Admin, 05/27/17, 9:00PM EDT


Kamara Nets Hat Trick as the Kickers Fall in Ottawa


MAY 27 2017




Seoane 9', 38', Rozeboom 69', Hume 73', Sanon 90'



Kamara 34', 49', 59'

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada – (Saturday, May 27, 2017) – A hat trick from Alhaji Kamara and a penalty kick save from Matt Turner would not be enough for the Richmond Kickers (2-5-4) as they fell on the road in their first-ever trip to take on Ottawa Fury FC (3-3-3) Saturday afternoon, concluding a three-match road trip. 

Richmond created the first opportunity of the match in the 5th minute. Fred Owusu Sekyere out wide saw Alhaji Kamara making a run into the Ottawa box. Owusu Sekyere played his ball perfectly finding Kamara beyond the Ottawa backline and avoiding Callum Irving coming out to try to punch it away. Kamara would send his headed shot wide of the goal. 

The Fury would strike first in the 9th minute. Ryan Williams found a break up the right side of the field. Sito Seoane made a parallel run up the center of the field as Williams noticed and played it to him at the top of the Richmond box. Raul Gonzalez came across and he is called for a foul trying to win the ball setting up a free kick for Ottawa. Sito stepped up to take the free kick putting it on target as it would take a slight deflection off the wall and to Matt Turner’s right side into the side netting. 

Alhaji Kamara scored his drew the game level in the 34th minute. Shane McEleney won the ball off Luiz Fernando out wide left and looked to clear it away. Braeden Troyer collected the ball and played a pass to Chris Durkin. With space in front of him, Durkin made a run towards the Ottawa box and left the ball for Owusu Sekyere. He looked up quick seeing Kamara making a run towards the center of the box from a wide position and played a precise chip over everyone. With no one making a move thinking the play would be flagged as offside, Kamara simply chested down to himself and turned towards go for the shot into the top of the net. 

Just four minutes later, the Fury would again take the lead. After a spell of possession all around the Kickers box, Durkin controlled and started to move up field as Jamar Dixon came in from his left side to tackle the ball away. Dixon avoided a challenge from Imura and fed it through to Sito making a slight diagonal run at the Richmond 18-yard box. He would take a touch and pull it back toward the near post in the same spot as his earlier 9th minute goal to put the home side back on top. 

It would be the Kickers to tie it up at the start of the second half. McEleney looked to stop a through ball from Raul Gonzalez for Kamara. Kamara came from behind to win it back for Richmond inside the Ottawa end of the field. He played it quickly to Yudai Imura in the middle. Jackson Eskay then made a run out wide right with Luiz Fernando behind him. With two defenders on him, Imura passed it short to Fernando, who then played it up for Eskay. He was able to get by two defenders near the end line and play in a pinpoint cross for Kamara at the far post, and he would not miss to get his second of the match in the 49th minute.

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Kamara looked to be the hero for the Kickers, netting a hat trick in the 59th minute. The Kickers held a good spell of possession in the midfield looking for an opportunity to make a move. Chris Durkin switched sides of the field to find Braeden Troyer. Troyer controlled and played to Owusu Sekyere. He started moving up the field playing a one-two pass with Imura. When he got the ball back from Imura, Owusu Sekyere played a left-footed cross in to Kamara just inside the Ottawa box. Kamara chested it down and played a quick shot to the far post, avoiding a diving Irving for the hat trick goal and giving Richmond a 3-2 lead. This would be the first hat trick from a Richmond player since George Davis IV April 18, 2015 against the Charlotte Independence. 

Ottawa brought it back level in the 69th minute from their captain, Lance Rozeboom. Andrae Campbell found Tucker Hume well defended by William Yomby in the Richmond box on a throw in. Unable to turn, Hume looked up to see Rozeboom making a run in pointing to the center of the box and Hume played it into his path. Rozeboom would have his initial shot blocked by Mallan Roberts. He followed up on the loose ball and drove it into the center of the goal. 

Matt Turner saved a penalty in the 72nd minute trying to keep at least a point for Richmond. Andrae Campbell battled with Raul Gonzalez in the corner and was able to get enough space to make a run towards goal. Gonzalez mistimed a tackle, bringing Campbell down inside the box drawing a penalty kick for Ottawa. Ryan Williams, who had converted penalties in Ottawa’s previous two meetings, put his shot low and to Turner’s left. Turner guessed correctly and dove to his left making full contact with the ball to push it away. 

Just a minute later, the Fury would strike again. Fred Owusu Sekyere was called for a handball out wide of the Richmond box. Ryan Williams stood over the free kick. Williams drove the ball in to the far post. Tucker Hume was able to get above William Yomby and redirect the ball off his chest and into the goal for Ottawa’s fourth of the match. 

Ottawa scored one more time at the beginning of stoppage time. Inside the Ottawa end, Chris Durkin looked to play a pass to Sunny Jane. Before Jane could get to it, late-game substitute Jonathan Barden stepped up and took control. Barden would be joined with Jimmy Shammar Sanon, going 2v2 against Evan Lee and Mallan Roberts. Roberts committed to a tackle on Barden, freeing Sanon to make a run and Barden slotted it through. Sanon continued his run inside the Kickers box with only Turner in his way, playing a quick shot low to Turner’s left and sneaking it inside the near post for Ottawa’s fifth and final goal.

The Kickers return home to City Stadium next Saturday, June 3 to host the defending 2016 USL Cup Champions New York Red Bulls II and the Kickers Fiesta, presented by Chicken Fiesta. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. with live Salsa music, all-you-can-eat Chicken Fiesta Taco Bar and Modelo on tap for just $22. Then, the Kickers take the field to take on Red Bulls II at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at



First Half

Second Half












Ottawa: GK Callum Irving, Onua Obasi, Shane McEleney, Lance Rozeboom, Jamar Dixon (60’ – Jimmy Shammar Sanon), Eddie Edward, Andrae Campbell, Ryan Williams, Sito Seoane (60’ – Sergio Manesio), Tucker Hume (84’ – Jonathan Barden)

Subs Not Used: Andrew McRae, Kyle Venter, Gerardo Bruna, Aron Mkungilwa,

Richmond: GK Matt Turner, William Yomby (74’ – Mikey Minutillo), Mallan Roberts, Braeden Troyer, Luiz Fernando (70’ – Evan Lee), Raul Gonzalez, Chris Durkin, Yudai Imura, Fred Owusu Sekyere, Jackson Eskay (74’ – Sunny Jane), Alhaji Kamara 

Subs Not Used: Marcel DeBellis, Oliver Minatel, Conor Shanosky, Samuel Asante



















9th Minute: Ottawa: Sito Seoane

34th Minute: Richmond: Alhaji Kamara (Fred Owusu Sekyere)

38th Minute: Ottawa: Sito Seoane (Jamar Dixon)

49th Minute: Richmond: Alhaji Kamara (Jackson Eskay)

59th Minute: Richmond: Alhaji Kamara (Fred Owusu Sekyere)

69th Minute: Ottawa: Lance Rozeboom

73rd Minute: Ottawa: Tucker Hume

90th Minute: Ottawa: Jimmy Shammar Sanon (Jonathan Barden)


9th Minute: Richmond: Raul Gonzalez

56th Minute: Richmond: Braeden Troyer

84th Minute: Richmond: Sunny Jane




Referee: Carol Anne Chenard

Assistant Referees: Philippe Bettez Quessy, Marie-Han Gagnon Chretien

Fourth Official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Attendance: 4294

Weather: Cloudy, 68 ºF

Mekeil Williams