Blitzers rally to earn point in Pocono

Mike Unwin set his sights on goal, ran up to his second-half free kick attempt and struck the ball well enough to earn a point for FC Buffalo.

“It was just a great finish off a restart,” said FC Buffalo head coach Jim Hesch. “Mike hit a great shot into the far corner, side netting. I don’t think the goalkeeper could’ve stopped it.”

Unwin’s goal was his first of the season and avenged a Pocono Snow first-half strike to send the Blitzers (1-1-2) home for consecutive home games next weekend (June 19 & 20, both 3 p.m. at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium).

Hesch said he was a little confused as to why the team was only able to manage a point, as he thought his charges had the better of the play all night long.

“Basically, I don’t know if it was our tired legs or a little bit of lack of concentration in the final-third,” Hesch said. “We created plenty of goal-scoring opportunities, but only finished one.”

Nick Fetterman earned a draw in his first action between the posts for FC Buffalo. It was the second game in three nights for the Blitzers, while the Snow (2-3-2) had been off since June 6.

Lee Catchpole left the game after an in-game cut on his face required stitches. He’s fine and heading back to Buffalo.

Starters: Fetterman, Westerholt, Johnson, Gradwell, Steinmetz, Wilson, Williams, Zorn, Grabowski, Tiedt, Catchpole.