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Gotham FC score late, earn gritty draw against NC Courage

Gotham FC supporters can’t be disappointed with how yesterday’s home opener ended: Despite being out possessed, outplayed, and thoroughly outshot by an NC Courage side that is undefeated four games into the 2022 NSL Challenge Cup, Gotham drew the game and salvaged a point courtesy of an 84th-minute header from Nigerian international Ifeoma Onumonu. It was the team’s only shot on goal.

Gotham now sit in third place in Group A with five points after four games, just three points out of first place.

Game Stats

Gotham FC: 9 shots, 1 on goal, 42% possession, 345 passes, 74% pass accuracy

NC Courage: 19 shots, 7 on goal, 58% possession, 466 passes, 83% pass accuracy

While Onumonu’s goal might dominate the highlight reel, it was the defense that kept Gotham in the game.