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It’s a working title. Yesterday FC Buffalo took the home field at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium in Buffalo in a rematch from last weeks contest against AFC Cleveland.
FC Buffalo were at full strength yesterday, unlike the contest last week wherein the Blitzers were down five starters. A healthy crowd turned out at All-High to support FC Buffalo as they battled for their first regulation win. The first twenty minutes saw back and forth action, corner kicks, turn overs and a 6-1 foul ratio between FC Buffalo and AFC Cleveland. A turnover would ultimately lead to AFC Cleveland to score the first goal. Their lead would only last for another nineteen minutes as the duo of Rouse and Reidy would trump the AFC defense and tie it up going into the half – goal off a pass from Reidy by Rouse.
Another thirty five plus minutes would go by of back and forth physical play before a team would chalk up a another on the scoreboard. And to the disappointment of The Situation Room it would be AFC Cleveland that one up’s FC Buffalo at the 82 minute mark. I could hear the energy sucked out of the slightly dehydrated and still buzzed Situation Room as all hope of an FC Buffalo win was lost.
That was until Cleveland’s Anthony Bahadur received his second yellow card (and trip to the locker room) and ultimately limited AFC Cleveland to 10 men. This allowed FC Buffalo to capitalize and it was third year FC Buffalo Blitzer John Grabowski who would pound one into the net and tie up the game 2-2.
Despite some intense overage play, the game would ultimately end with a 2-2 tie and FC Buffalo is still looking for their first regulation win and a win over Cleveland is on the to do list for the blitzers.
FC Buffalo returns to All-High Stadium on June 3rd when they take on Greater Binghampton at 1pm.