Guscott nabs road goal in Rust Belt Derby first leg loss



Romario Guscott’s second half finish of a Kieran Toland header gave FC Buffalo what could be a massive road goal in a Rust Belt Derby first leg played in front of 4,413 at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, Michigan on Friday.

The second leg comes Sunday — BUY DISCOUNTED PRESALE TICKETS NOW — at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium, and we need every one of you there as we search for the win that gives us the Rust Belt Derby trophy.

Jeff Adkins and Tommy Catalano scored first half goals for Le Rouge.

The Blitzers started well, and the match had a frenetic, end-to-end pace to start as there was none of the traditional “feeling each other out”.

FCB had a lot of success through Johnny McBeth at left back, and Ian McGrath had several good chances in attack.

But Detroit got on the board and added a second before halftime thanks to a pair of defensive lapses.

The Wolves were dominant in the second half, but Detroit goalkeeper Robbie Beckwell was fantastic between the sticks. It took Guscott’s calm and collected lash over his head from in-tight to put FCB on the board, and a dangerous Blitzers side couldn’t find an equalizer despite numerous corner kicks, free kicks and advantage in the run of play.

College sub rules were in play, and FCB subbed liberally in the first half before bringing the Starting XI back for most of the second half.

FCBCasey; McBeth, Paredes, Traut, Walter; Toland (Dilts), McGrath; Orvis (Watson), Persson (Barrett), Byles (Winkel); Ferguson (Guscott)

Goal: Guscott (73′)