Project 51O shared the spoils with visiting Racing Sacramento City FC Saturday, as they could not break a 1-1 deadlock on a postcard day at Oakland Root’s Training Facility. 51O was seeking their 6th straight win in UPSL play, after a gritty 3-2 victory against local rivals Sacramento United in their last match.
Despite dominating the run of play, 51O found themselves heading into the half time break down one goal to nil, as a defense splitting through was pounced upon by the visitors in red, and poked home to give the Team from the Town a comeback project in the second half.
The second half yielded more frustration, as Racing’s backline and defense turned back wave after wave of 51O pressure. Deep into second half stoppage time, 51O’s persistence would pay off, as Javier Ruiz Duran’s well-whipped corner ricocheted around the 6-yard line, and was eventually bundled in by Estgar Cruz to tie the game, much to the delight of the home fans in attendance.
The draw reinforces 51O’s hold on the top of the division, as they have taken 16 points from 6 matches. The Western Conference leaders will take their undefeated league record on the road next weekend, when they take on Acoreano Sport in Hilmar on October 16th.