Coach Colin Miller and his FC Edmonton players lamented the number of breaks that went against them in the early portion of the NASL spring campaign. There were the phantom penalty calls. There were the goalposts and crossbars that were magnets for balls off the heads, thighs and feet of the Eddies’ players.
But Lady Luck has a way of evening things out. And, while the Eddies have been on a bye, pretty well each and every result they wanted to go their way has, well, gone their way.
Going into the weekend, the Eddies were three points out of first place in the NASL spring season table, but each of the other six teams in the league had a game in hand on FCE. When the weekend’s action was done, the Eddies found themselves still just three points off the top of the table — yet the rest of the league had burned their games in hand.
Now, the Eddies go into the final six games of the spring campaign just three points down — and with four of the team’s final six on Clarke Stadium turf, where the team is 2-0-0 and has yet to surrender a goal so far.
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