FCB ends skid with big win over Detroit City

The Wolves exorcised some demons and then some with a 3-1 win over visiting Detroit City FC on Wednesday night at Canisius College’s Demske Sports Complex.

It snapped a six-game losing skid for FC Buffalo (4W-1D-8L), and was the club’s first win against Detroit City (7W-2D-3L).

After Detroit’s Danny Dragoi put a free kick by the wall in the 55th minute, the Wolves answered with a vengeance.


Marcus Hanson (Mississauga, Canada // University at Buffalo) hammered home a volley from Russell Cicerone’s 57th minute corner kick, and added a second off a Liam Callahan (Amherst, N.Y. // Syracuse University) feed in the 77th minute. Hanson was named Rich Products FCB Man of the Match for his efforts.

Cicerone (Bloomfield Hills, Mich. // University at Buffalo) continued to add to his record book total with his eighth goal of the season to close things off in the 90th minute. Sam DeMello (Easthampton, Mass. // Saint Lawrence University) sent the long ball through for the assist.

Unfortunately, the win wasn’t by enough to make amends for Le Rouge’s utter destruction of AFC Cleveland. Detroit City won the Rust Belt Derby on goal differential.

The supporters groups chose three games to count for the Rust Belt Derby, and they turned out being:

Detroit City 5, @AFC Cleveland 1

@AFC Cleveland 2, FC Buffalo 1

@FC Buffalo 3, Detroit City FC 1

To clear up any confusion, it just so happened that Cleveland’s win over us, not the draw or 3-0 loss, was randomly chosen to count in the derby. Congratulations, Detroit.