Bellingham United and the 2-time defending EPLWA champion Spokane Shadow both made history last weekend. The Shadow extended their unbeaten away streak to 18 matches and then Richard Henderson and the Hammers stopped it right there.
“You can see why Spokane have been undefeated for so long on the road as they are well drilled and battle until the very end,” says Richard Henderson, who is the EPLWA Offensive Player of the Week for his goal that put Bellingham United up 2-0 in an eventual 2-1 win over Spokane on Sunday at Civic Stadium.
Henderson, from Scotland, was also major player in Bellingham’s Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) championship last winter.
“The game opened up in the last 20 minutes and we were able to create chances on the counter,” notes Richard. “Typically I’m the one crossing the ball but I was filling in as center forward and Thiago (Novis) whipped a great ball in and I managed to time my run where I could get above their defenders and head in for the winner. It was great feeling not only to score the winner but to end Spokane’s magnificent run and keep us in the title race.”