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Republic FC unbeaten in last 8 USL home matches after 1-0 win over Vancouver

FILE - The Tower Bridge Battalion react to the team's third goal during the match between the Sacramento Republic FC and the Orange County SC at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
FILE - The Tower Bridge Battalion react to the team's third goal during the match between the Sacramento Republic FC and the Orange County SC at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Sacramento Bee

A single converted penalty kick was all it took for Republic FC to conquer the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 in Saturday night’s match at Papa Murphy’s Park.

Jeremy Hall pushed one past the reach of Vancouver goalie Spencer Richey, hitting the top right corner of the net in the 82nd minute. Republic FC held on through regulation and three minutes of stoppage time for the victory.

With the win, Sacramento has won or tied its last eight home USL matches. The team’s last loss at Papa Murphy’s Park came April 22, 2-0 against the Portland Timbers 2.

Republic FC improves to 9-6-4 overall in USL play this season.

After four straight home matches (2-1-1 in that stretch), Republic FC will head back on the road, facing Portland at 2 p.m. on Aug. 13.

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