FCB picks up 3-1 win in opening friendly vs. GCC

FC Buffalo started its Saturday with a win to open its 2015 campaign, and finished it off with fans and friends at Batavia Downs Gaming.

Kendell McFayden had a goal and an assist, and veterans Casey Derkacz and Kyle Rogers also scored as FCB picked up a 3-1 friendly win at Genesee Community College. Brian Knapp also registered an assist in the win agains coach Ken Gavin’s Cougars.

Derkacz scored off a Brian Knapp corner in the third minute, while Rogers added a first-half goal on this free kick from McFayden.

McFayden’s deflected shot went home late in the match as FCB added an insurance goal after GCC had cut the deficit to 2-1.

FCB is grateful for the opportunity to play GCC at such a good venue, and thanks Coach Gavin and his staff, as well as the traveling members of The Situation Room.

We’re also extremely grateful to Ryan Hasenauer and the folks at Thurman’s 34 Rush inside of Batavia Downs Gaming for a buffet dinner and another great evening in Batavia.

Trialists Ali Mohamed (Yemen Elite) and John Netter (Queenston FC) of the BDSL performed well in their FCB debuts.


FCB: Figler; Bischoff, Ross, McFayden, Rogers; Maier, Derkacz, Knapp, Hill, Thomas; Gerber. Subs: Netter, Zelko, Marlette, Mohamed

Goals: Derkacz (3′), Rogers (20′), McFayden (79′)