Silverbacks earn first point at home

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

ATLANTA -- After losing two games in a row, the Atlanta Silverbacks earned a point at home for the first time Saturday with a 0-0 draw against Fort Lauderdale.

It was the only the second point the club has earned this year, struggling to an 0-5-2 start in the NASL.

The Silverbacks' best scoring chance in the first half came in the 39th minute when Jordan Davis got a ball in the box. But his close-range shot went wide of the right post.

Mattias Schnorf just missed scoring his first goal for Atlanta in the 68th minute. The Swiss midfielder headed a ball from eight yards out, but the shot landed inches wide of the net.

Former Silverback Martyn Lancaster nearly headed a ball in for the Strikers off a pass from Cristian Arrieta in the 10th minute. Lancaster's attempt sailed over the crossbar harmlessly, keeping the game scoreless early on.