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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 29, 2022) - Orlando City B (2-4-2, 10 points) suffered its first defeat at Osceola County Stadium on Sunday night, falling 5-3 against visiting FC Cincinnati 2 (2-7-0, 6 points). In a back-and-forth match, the Lions came out strong, striking first in the 14th minute, however would be unable to hold onto the lead as the visitors pulled away late in the second half.  

Jack Lynn led the Lions on the night, scoring two goals to push into the league-lead in the category, now with seven on the year. Moises Tablante earned a goal and an assist on the evening, scoring the team's opener before assisting on Lynn's first.

Orlando City B Head Coach Martín Perelman:
“It’s difficult to analyze now, I think we started the game properly but we couldn’t defend well. So we lost control of the game. We missed opportunities and [Cincinnati] scored theirs so we couldn’t return to the game…We need to keep working, this is a process with young players so instability with them is normal. We need to fight against that and try to help them in growing and developing and becoming more professional so they can control the games better.”

Scoring Recap:

14’ Moises Tablante (David Boccuzzo) - OCB 1, CIN 0
David Boccuzzo picked up the ball off a bad touch by Cincinnati, sending it to Moises Tablante who struck from deep to find the back of the net. 

23’ Nick Markanich (Zico Bailey) - OCB 1, CIN 1 
The visitors leveled things when Zico Bailey cut inside with the ball before centering it to Nick Markanich at the top of the 18 who took it off the first touch into the top corner.

24’ Jack Lynn (Moises Tablante) - OCB 2, CIN 1
OCB jumped back ahead just a minute later after Moises Tablante won control of a poor back pass by the Cincinnati defense. He found Jack Lynn in space who struck it home past an outstretched Paul Walters. 

43’ Nick Markanich (Joshua Head) - OCB 2, CIN 2 
Markanich scored his second after Joshua Head flicked it onto his stride, with Markanich sending it home past a diving Javier Otero. 

48’ Brandon Hackenberg (OG) - CIN 3, OCB 2
Out of the half, the visitors got back on top after an own goal from Brandon Hackenberg. 

64’ Jack Lynn (PK) - OCB 3, CIN 3 
Yet again, Orlando City B found a way to respond, with Jack Lynn capitalizing from the spot for his second goal of the game. 

79’ Avionne Flanagan (Paul Walters) - CIN 4, OCB 3
With both teams looking for a winner, FC Cincinnati took the lead for good late in the second half with Avionne Flanagan taking a quick touch inside the box and firing low into the near post. 

85’ Andrew Akindele (Marcel Ruszel, Nick Markanich) - CIN 5, OCB 3
Andrew Akindele added an insurance goal deep into the match, securing the victory for Cincinnati. 

Match Notes:

  • Forward Jack Lynn notched two goals on the night, his sixth and seventh in the season, taking him to the league-lead in the category following the conclusion of the match. 
  • Sunday’s defeat marked Orlando City B’s first loss at Osceola County Stadium this season. 
  • For the second-straight match, OCB faced a lengthy weather delay. Prior to kickoff, the match was delayed by weather, ultimately getting the ball rolling at 8:33 p.m. ET after a 7 p.m. ET scheduled kick. 

Next Match: Orlando City B returns home for its third and final match of a three-game home stand, hosting NYCFC II at Osceola County Stadium on Saturday, June 4.