Late goal gives Voltage tie

MANCHESTER - With the Vermont Voltage down 2-1 to the Real Boston Rams, Ovan Oakley scored a goal in the 93rd minute to bring things level and preserve a badly-needed draw for the Voltage.

Oakley was also responsible for setting up the Voltage's first goal of the day, as his pass found Durand Shand to make it 1-1 in the 39th minute. Finnelstein Lvice put Boston up 1-0 in the 39th minute, then Machdo Fabio put the Rams up 2-1 in the 70th minute.

Vermont started off the game holding possession, not letting Boston see the ball at all. The the rare occasion that they lost the ball, they pressured Boston and got it right back. About 20 minutes into the game there was a controversial call in which the Voltage appeared to score - with the ball crossing the goal line twice - but the referee did not rule it a goal. On the play, Stefan Micicevic headed a cross off the cross bar into the goal that was then cleared back out, but it hit the keeper bouncing back into goal before the keeper was able to corral the ball.

The draw pushes the Voltage to 0-7-2 on the season. With just two points so far, the Voltage are still bottom of the Northeast Division in the USL PDL.

The Rams are now 4-3-1 and sit fourth in the division with 13 points.


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