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Reggae Boy Romario Williams opens account in topsy-turvy Atlanta win

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia (CMC) — Reggae Boy Romario Williams scored his first goal in his first appearance of the season as Atlanta United 2 out-gunned Toronto FC II 5-4 in a thrilling goal-spree in the United Soccer League here Wednesday night.

Playing at Coolray Field, Williams found the nets in the first half as the hosts raced to a 3-2 and the second half proved just as unpredictable as both sides scored twice, leaving the game with an equally dramatic finish.

Mikey Ambrose scored the first of his two free kicks in the fifth minute to put Atlanta ahead but Ayo Akinola equalised in the 17thminute with a close range strike to put Toronto back on level terms.

The 23-year-old Williams added Atlanta's second in the 27thminute when he unleashed a stunning volley to cap off a fine move by Atlanta and the hosts stretched their lead through Ambrose's second goal in the 40th.

However, Atlanta pulled one back on the stroke of half-time through an Aidan Daniels penalty, to leave the contest delicately poised at the break.

On resumption, Luca Uccello scored within the first three minutes to level the scores at 3-3 but Williams turned provider in the 50th as Jon Gallagher put the hosts ahead again.

Uccello's 61st minute strike added yet another twist keeping the game in the balance until Brandon Vazquez's goal ten minutes from the end produced the winner for Atlanta.

Last weekend, Trinidadian Ataulla Guerra scored his fifth of the season to help Charleston Battery defeat Bethlehem Steel 2-1 while fellow countryman Cordell Cato netted his third as Charlotte Independence hammered Cincinnati 4-1.

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