CARY — Four Carolina players scored goals to pace the RailHawks past the Atlanta Silverbacks 4-0 on Saturday. Henry Kalungi, Austin da Luz, Brian Shriver and Nick Addlery each scored as Carolina extended its home unbeaten streak to 15 matches with its first win against Atlanta since 2013.
“It was a great team performance all around,” RailHawks coach Colin Clarke said. “There were standout performances all over the field from Nick Addlery and Enzo Martinez and all the way back to Tim Murray in goal. Each player stepped up when called upon and we turned in one of our best performances on the year.”
Delbono, making his debut for the RailHawks (6-5-2, 20pts), came on as a substitute for an injured Kupono Low and in the 89th minute earn a penalty kick after beating the Atlanta defender in the box. Shriver converted the penalty kick for his 13th goal of the year to lead the NASL scoring chart.
Kalungi and Addlery tallied their first goals for the RailHawks, while Tim Murray earned his first NASL start and shutout.
The RailHawks came out on fire and struck early in the 10th and 20th minute with goals from Kalungi and da Luz, respectively. Kalungi scored a header off a corner kick when Zack Schilawski nodded the ball back across the face of the goal mouth to Kalungi. It would be another cross from Enzo Martinez who found a leaping da Luz for the RailHawks’ second goal.
In the 66th minute, Schilawski got his second assist of the night when he found a streaking Addlery down the middle of the field. After Addlery out-muscled an Atlanta defender he finished the 1-on-1 chance against the Atlanta goalkeeper.