CINCINNATI (August 5, 2017) – In its third match in eight days, Orlando City B (5-6-10, 25 points) earned a 2-2 draw against FC Cincinnati (8-7-7, 31 points) at Nippert Stadium on Saturday.
“Really disappointed we conceded the goal so late. First few efforts we started really poorly, but then after that we were into a better place when we pulled ahead through Hadji Barry, probably could’ve gone another goal up,” OCB head coach Anthony Pulis said. “And then one switch off in stoppage time cost us two points. They worked so hard again tonight, I think they deserve to get three points. But the positive thing is we scored two goals.”
First Team players Earl Edwards, Jr., Seb Hines, Léo Pereira, Tony Rocha, Pierre Da Silva, Barry and Kevin Alston, who made his first appearance since May 27, were all featured in OCB’s starting XI. First Team defender Conor Donovan was on the 18-man lineup.
FC Cincinnati opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Kyle Greig headed in a wide cross from Josu. Two minutes later, Cincinnati was awarded a penalty after Zach Ellis-Hayden was shown a yellow card for a foul inside the box, but Edwards made the save.
OCB recovered quickly and leveled the score in the 14th minute, when Austin Martz rocketed in a deflected clearance for his first goal as a Lion.
The match then remained tied until a well-placed long ball from Rocha in the 55th minute landed at the feet of Barry, whose clinical finish gave the Lions a 2-1 lead. It was Barry’s team-leading fourth goal of the season.
Despite dangerous attacks from Cincinnati in the second half, the Lions maintained their one-goal advantage for almost the remainder of the game, but a volley from Danni Konig in the second minute of stoppage time tied it.
Orlando City B continues the road trip on Aug. 12 when it visits the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET. The Lions then return to Orlando City Stadium on Aug. 16 to host Ottawa Fury FC at 7:30 p.m. ET.
FCC - Kyle Greig (Josu) 6’
OCB - Austin Martz 14’
OCB - Hadji Barry (Tony Rocha) 55’
FCC - Danny Konig 90+2’
OCB - Zach Ellis-Hayden (Yellow Card) 8’
FCC - Aodhan Quinn (Yellow Card) 42’
OCB - Seb Hines (Yellow Card) 45+1’
FCC - Danny Konig (Yellow Card) 90+2’
Orlando City B - GK Earl Edwards, Jr., D Zach Ellis-Hayden, Seb Hines, Léo Pereira, Kevin Alston (Zach Carroll 45’), M Paul Clowes (Jordan Schweitzer 77’), ⓒ Lewis Neal (Michael Cox 76’), Tony Rocha, Austin Martz, F Pierre Da Silva, Hadji Barry
Substitutes: GK Jake Fenlason, D Conor Donovan, Youmeni Jules, M Joe Gallardo
FC Cincinnati - GK Mitch Hildebrandt, D Harrison Delbridge, Sem de Wit (Kevin Schindler 68’), ⓒ Austin Berry, M Matt Bahner, Josu, Aodhan Quinn (Kenney Walker 56’), Corben Bone, F Kyle Greig, Andrew Wiedeman (Danni Konig 69’), Jimmy McLaughlin
Substitutes: GK Dan Williams, D Justin Hoyte, M Marco Dominguez, F Kadeem Dacres
Details of the Game
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Aug. 5, 2017
OCB - 46.2%
FCC - 53.8%
OCB - 16
FCC - 19
OCB - 2
FCC - 2
OCB - 4
FCC - 11
OCB - 14
FCC - 10