The earliest tally in FC Buffalo history sent notice that the club was well-ready for win No. 1 of the 2012 campaign. The biggest surprise was that the second one was where Wolves scoring would end.
Moving from center back to midfield was enough to spur Kendell McFayden to two goals in FCB’s 2-1 Sunday win over Greater Binghamton FC at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium.
The game wasn’t 60 seconds old when Mike Reidy made a musical dash through the GBFC midfield. The red-hot Colgate product sent a through ball into the path of McFayden who made it 1-0 in the first minute.
The Blitzers continued knocking until blasting through the door in the 18th minute, when Alexander Rouse grinded his way through the 18-yard-box. Rouse then laid off a nice little ball for McFayden who blasted home to make it 2-0.
Only one ball would beat FC Buffalo keeper Brian Wagstaff and it had onlookers in the Blitzers end scratching their heads when Sergey Molchanovich came from what appeared to be an offside position to chip one into the net and make it 2-1 in the 21st minute.
Togolese midfielder Mawuena Agbossoumonde — brother of US men’s national teamer Gael Agbossoumonde — gave the Blitzers a break early in the second half when he took a red card, harshly fouling McFayden. The chippiness was upped thereforth, with pushing and shoving the norm as the visitors tried to claw back into the fray (to no avail).
The Blitzers are off until Friday, when they’ll take on their longtime rivals Erie at 7 p.m. at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium. FC Buffalo’s players and staff request full-throat and attendance from their fans for this version of the EC Derby, which will be followed with a second leg in Erie on Sunday.