Steel FC 5 - 1 Century United
4/06 Pre-season Friendly
Riverview Park @ 6:25 PM
Steel FC 5 - 1 Century United
We hosted a rematch with our fellow Pittsburgh team and came away with a dominating 5-1 victory that started to see us really get on track as we drew closer to the first round of the USASA Region One Amateur Cup.
In order to prepare for our upcoming tournament game, we asked Century United for a friendly rematch as our last game played vs them was a 1-1 draw. We started out on the right foot in this one creating more chances and having the better of possession. However, it wasn't until the 19th minute that we took the lead. After sending a ball into their box, their center back attempted to head it backwards for their keeper to pick up. However, the header back was too perfect and instead of an easy catch into the keepers gloves, the ball found the top right corner of the net and an own goal gave us a 1-0 lead. We continued to play our game and eventually found Lewis Osborne down the left hand flank. He took his man to the end line and whipped in a cross that found the feet of Jesse Scheirer. Scheirer did the rest and banged it home. 2-0 us. This lead would take us to halftime. The 2nd half started much like the first as we controlled the game. However, with a little bit more applied pressure, we caused turnovers in their midfield and were able to spring the other way. Our third goal came in the 63rd minute and again Osborne and Scheirer were involved. After receiving a ball out wide, Osborne danced around a few players and cut into the middle of the pitch. He passed up top to Scheirer who was holding his man off. As Scheirer went to turn he was taken down and we were awarded a free kick from about 25 yards out. Scheirer stood over this one and struck the ball hard. It took a deflection off Century's wall and wrong-footed their keeper, putting us up 3-0. With us cruising and finding our groove, our next goal came at the 80 minute mark when our back line pushed up high and got involved. Evan Augustine (CB) got up the field and did a give and go with our left winger, Filip Slavkovic. Auggie got the ball back out wide and outside of the foot crossed it finding the late run of Matt McDyer (RB). McDyer smashed it out of the air and past the keeper increasing our lead to 4-0. Century would then get one back on a free kick before we scored our final goal of the evening in the 91st minute. We possessed the ball out of the back and found Osborne on the left again, about 10 yards inside our own half. He picked his head up and found a streaking Scheirer making a run to the corner. Scheirer found Osborne's pass, took a touch, then hit a cross back post that found our RW, Alex Ligeti. Ligeti took a touch and calmly smashed it home. We went up 5-1 and seconds later the final whistle blew.
Goals: OG, Scheirer (2), McDyer, Ligeti
Assists: Osborne, Augustine, Scheirer
Our next game is as follows:
4/11 USASA Region One Amateur Cup Tournament - Round One
Steel FC vs All Stars United (MD)
No Offseason Sports @ 12:00 PM
Game Footage (black) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVotEZ8288k&t=5393s