Win Number One Sweet For Home Crowd


For the second-straight week, 300-plus supporters witnessed FC Buffalo take the Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium field for an NPSL contest.

For the first time, they saw a ‘W.’

Andrew Tiedt made a dazzling run through several New Jersey Blaze defenders and Scott Zorn fired a laser past Blaze GK Kevin Gramatta as FC Buffalo (1-0-1) earned a 2-0 Sunday win.

Man of the Match and FC Buffalo midfielder Daniel Stevens sent a perfect pass to Tiedt in the 64th minute and the deft forward did the rest to make it 1-0. The Blitzers put it to bed in injury time when Scott Zorn smoked a one-touch rebound past Gramatta for the final tally of the contest


The Blaze (1-1-3) came close to scoring in the second half when a Asgner Otto shot found the back of the net, but Otto was deemed to be offside by the assistant referee. New Jersey saw yellow twice, with Karim Mezari and Lee Selby being cited by the referee. For the Blitzers, Rich Wilson was yellow-carded by head official Islam Sallaj in the 88th minute.

Dan Panaro kept a clean sheet by snagging the three shots the Blaze managed to put on net.

FC Buffalo hits the road for its next two contests before returning home for back-to-back All-High contests on June 19 & 20. Email:


Shots: FCB 17, NJB 8 — Corner kicks: FCB 6, NJB 1 — Saves: NJB 8, FCB 3 — Fouls: NJB 8, FCB 5 — Offside: FCB 6, NJB 2.

FCB (1-0-1) — Starters: Panaro, Larracuente, Westerholt, Johnson, Gustafson, Grabowski, Roundy (69′), Zorn, Stevens, Steinmetz (84′), Wilson, Mermigas, Thoin (69′), Tiedt.

NJB (1-1-3) — Starters: Gramatta, Saviano, Short, Bachstein, Selby (45′), Kelly, Bryant (57′), Samaroo, Mezari, Cullen (75′), Otto, Valerio, Iniguiez, Campos (69′).