The Young Reds fell to the first place New York Red Bulls II 1-0 on Wednesday night at the Ontario Soccer Centre.
Newly acquired loanee goalkeeper Nathan Ingham made his Toronto FC II debut. The Keswick Ontario native made multiple key stops to keep the score at 0-0 into halftime.
“I was happy to get out there, not the result we wanted. The conditions were not in our favour but it is what it is,” added Ingham.
The best chance for the Young Reds came midway through the first half. A fortunate bounce led to Mo Babouli getting some space in the box. However, his attempt hit the post.
The Red Bulls would finally find their breakthrough early in the second half. A scramble off a corner lead to the ball falling at the feet of Junior Flemmings who made no mistake to tally his 7th goal.
Adam Bouchard also made his return from injury playing the final 25 minutes of the game. He made a crucial goal line clearance in the final seconds of play. “I felt good, obviously not happy with the result,” said the defender.
Toronto FC II is back in action on Sunday August 28 at 4:00PM when they host bitter rivals FC Montreal.
NYRB II – Junior Flemmings 64’
TFC II – Marco Maletic 44’ (caution)
TFC II – Luca Uccello 59’ (caution)
Toronto FC II: 6-15-5 23pts.
New York Red Bulls II: 16-3-5 53pts.
Toronto FC II – Nathan Ingham; Marko Maletic (Raheem Edwards 64’), Mitchell Taintor, Skylar Thomas, Anthony Osorio; Chris Mannella © (Brain James 84’), Martin Davis (Malik Johnson 45’), Luca Uccello (Adam Bouchard 64’); Mo Babouli, Shaan Hundal (Reshon Phillip 45’), Buba Jobe
Substitutes Not Used: Angelo Cavalluzzo, Sal Bernal
New York Red Bulls II – Ryan Meara; Justin Bilyeu, Aaron Long, Zachary Carroll, Noah Powder; Daniel Metzger (Devon Williams 75’), Tyler Adams, Derrick Etienne (Zoumana Simpara 53’); Florian Valot (Kevin O'Toole 88’), Junior Flemmings (Benjamin Mines 80’), Brandon Allen (Stefano Bonomo 68’)
Substitutes Not Used: Rafael Diaz, Timothy Schmoll