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Late winner moves Rowdies into three-way tie at top
September 8th, 2013 1:56AM

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[NASL REWIND: Week 6] An own goal in stoppage time gave the Tampa Bay Rowdies a 3-2 win over Carolina and a share of NASL lead with the RailHawks and Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, who tied San Antonio 0-0.

Lucky Mkosana, the Rowdies' new signing from the Harrisburg City Islanders, sent in a cross from the right wing that was deflected and then headed into his own goal by RailHawks defender Paul Hamilton.
 
After Ty Shipalane out Carolina ahead, the Rowdies took a second-half lead through Evans Frimpong and Georgi Hristov, but the RailHawks leveled on a goal Enzo Martinez.
 
"We were fortunate to come across that late goal," said Rowdies coach Ricky Hill. "It is great for the fans and it is a morale boost for our players. We created chances and luckily we were able to get the three points."
 
The New York Cosmos trail the leading trio by a point after their 1-1 with the spring champion Atlanta Silverbacks. Former Spanish international Marcos Senna put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot, but Shane Moroney headed a second-half equalizer to share the points. The Cosmos' third home game drew 5,598 fans.
 
Minnesota United FC sits fifth with eight points after its 1-1 tie with FC Edmonton. A Christiano Dias goal put Minnesota ahead before Corey Hertzog pounced to equalize with his second strike of the season a minute later.
 

NASL FALL WEEK 6, Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 7
New York 1 Atlanta 1
Minnesota 1 FC Edmonton 1
Tampa Bay 3 Carolina 2
Fort Lauderdale 0 San Antonio 0

NASL FALL, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
10 Tampa Bay 2-0-4 13/9
10 Carolina 3-2-1 8/5
10 Ft. Lauderdale 3-2-1 6/6
9 New York 2-1-3 6/7
8 Minnesota 2-2-2 8/7
7 Atlanta 1-1-4 5/5
7 FC Edmonton 1-1-4 5/5
1 San Antonio 0-5-1 8/145

NASL FALL WEEK 7, Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 14
Carolina vs. Tampa Bay
New York vs. Minnesota
Atlanta vs. San Antonio
Sunday, Sept. 15
FC Edmonton vs. Fort Lauderdale

NASL FALL WEEK 8, Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 21
Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta
Fort Lauderdale vs. New York
San Antonio vs. Carolina
Sunday, Sept. 22
FC Edmonton vs. Minnesota

NASL FALL WEEK 9, Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 28
Minnesota vs. San Antonio
Carolina vs. Fort Lauderdale
Atlanta vs. FC Edmonton
Sunday, Sept. 29
New York vs. Tampa Bay

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