Bizarre goals cost FCB in 3-1 home loss to FPR

A dominant FC Buffalo performance was undone by a few goalkeeper errors as the Fort Pitt Regiment bested the Blitzers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

All that matters is the scoreboard, but FPR scored on both of its first half shots while the Wolves only managed an Ian Mort conversion for their eight shots. For the game, FCB outshot Pittsburgh 17-6.

The Regiment moves within one point of Great Lakes East division leaders AFC Cleveland with a 6W-2D-4L mark, while FCB stays in the cellar with a 3W-1D-8L mark.


After FPR went ahead on an odd low shot that bounced past goalkeeper Waleed Cassis in the 40th minute, Mort collected a pass from Marcus Hanson to even the score two minutes later.

But FPR scored on a similar goal in the 45th minute, and added another against backup keeper Steven Casey in the 69th minute. It was Casey’s debut for the Blitzers. He’ll be a freshman at Niagara University this Fall.

Chris Walter picked up a pair of yellows, the second in a skirmish that saw two Fort Pitt players punished. Bennett Jull got a yellow, while Taylor Tompkins received a straight red.

Walter will miss Wednesday’s clash against Detroit City FC at 5pm, though Russell Cicerone will return from his red card suspension.