Jamar Dixon’s header in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave Ottawa Fury FC a 2-2 draw with the Zeiko Lewis and his New York Red Bulls II in front of a season-high crowd of 7,780 at TD Place.
Dixon converted off a corner from the right by Carl Haworth to earn Fury FC a point after New York had scored twice in two minutes around the hour-mark to take the lead.
The visitors almost opened the scoring in the fourth minute as Vincent Bezecourt forced a good save by Fury FC goalkeeper Callum Irving on a shot to the top-right corner, but the hosts went ahead six minutes later as Ryan Williams volleyed home Sito Seoane’s floated cross from the right at the back post. Williams went close to a second three minutes into the second half as his free kick clipped the crossbar, but after a strong spell of pressure Red Bulls II earned their equalizer just past the hour-mark, as a low cross by Justin Bilyeu was hammered home by Lewis.
A minute later New York had the lead as Bezecourt played in Brandon Allen for his eighth goal of the season. Williams threatened an equalizer with seven minutes to go for Fury FC as his free kick went just over the crossbar, but Dixon’s late heroics left Fury FC’s fans elated, and the Red Bulls II deflated.