Thrilling 3-3 draw trips up postseason push

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On any other night, FC Buffalo’s come-from-behind 3-3 draw in Erie would’ve been a monumental moment in a massive rivalry.

But Saturday’s draw effectively eliminated the Blitzers from the 2016 postseason, casting a pall over another big spirited effort from the club.

Kieran Toland was credited for what looked to be a first half Erie own goal to give FCB a 1-0 lead, but the Wolves allowed three quick goals to put their playoff dreams behind the 8-ball.

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Regan Steele and Kendell McFayden also scored for FC Buffalo, with Chris Walter picking up the lone assist of the night. His sixth career assist moves him into second place on FCB’s career list, one shy of Andy Tiedt, and Walter is also the first Blitzer to appear in 50 league matches.

Back to that Steele goal, though…

The draw means the Wolves will finish in third place in the Great Lakes East Division of the Midwest Conference, just missing the playoffs for a second-straight year.

FCB closes out its season on Friday, July 8 versus Indy Eleven NPSL at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.