On Wednesday night, Edsel Ford hosted at Lincoln Park for a battle of positions in the Downriver League. For the second time this season, the Thunderbirds faced the Railsplitters. In the first meeting, Edsel came away with a five-goal victory at Lincoln Park on September 13.
Lincoln Park Boys Football Photo Gallery at Edsel Ford
This time around, the T-Birds took an 8-0 victory over the visiting Railsplitters. With the win, Edsel (13-1-1, 8-0-1 DRL) went undefeated in the league and currently sits atop the DRL as a No.1 seed.
On Wednesday night in the first half, the home side exploded for six goals before half-time, then scored two goals in the second half to wrap up the game via the eight-goal leniency rule.
“We know Lincoln Park are a good team and we know we have to beat them early,” Edsel coach Hussein Beydoun said. âI was very impressed with the way we started because we had a lot of games where we only increased after half-time.
âWe know they were going to seek revenge. We made sure we didn’t give them any hope of rematch with the way we started the game. “
For the evening, Hassan Alatooli led the T-birds with three goals and two assists in the victory. Teammate Lucas Zelek followed suit scoring two goals while Haleem Alyamani, Gabriel Omer and Alhassan Nassr each added one. Alyamani had a team top three assists and Nassr had one along the way.
The Rails (9-3-1, 6-3 DRL) had won three straight games before Wednesday night. During this streak, they dominated their opponents by a total of 25-0.
Against Edsel, Lincoln Park struggled to establish continuity in the game and failed to convert on scoring opportunities.
The next step for Edsel is a battle with No. 2 seed Woodhaven on Wednesday October 6 in a game that will close the DRL position round for both teams. The Rails will end the league classification round on Monday, October 4 with a game in Woodhaven.
Elsewhere in the DRL on Wednesday night, Woodhaven and Allen Park closed the first half of the league season with a head-to-head battle. The Warriors (9-1-2, 6-0-2 DRL) and the Jaguars (7-5-2, 5-2-1 DRL) ultimately drew 0-0.
Woodhaven is scheduled to play again Thursday in a non-championship game at Riverview. Allen Park is set to visit Fordson on Friday in a non-championship tilt. The Jags will kick off the league classification round with a home game against Trenton on Wednesday, October 6.