The Bengals vs. Ravens might have been the NFL’s Thursday Night Football billing but the real show on Thursday was in Montclair, New Jersey where TFC II and NYRB II played to a thrilling 3-3 draw.
NYRB II used their patented press to cause some early havoc and opened the scoring just 12 minutes in as Anatole Abang rounded Caleb Patterson-Sewell and slotted it home from a tight angle.
Tsubasa Endoh hit back as the forward tapped home a great attacking play from the Young Reds. The goal was Endoh’s sixth goal in just 9 USL games this year.
Endoh was involved in the Reds second goal as some fancy footwork earned him some space at the top of the 18, Endoh’s curling effort was stopped by Ryan Meara but Tim Kubel was there to fire home the rebound. Kubel’s first USL goal gave the Reds the lead.
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However, it was short lived as Andreas Ivan curled one past Patterson-Sewell to tie it at two into halftime.
TFC II regained the lead once again as Jordan Hamilton finished off a perfect pass from Matt Srbely who had spun off a defender to start the break.
NYRB II clawed back off a corner as the ball fell to Brian White who knotted the game at three.
Both sides had looks at the winner but couldn’t capitalize and it ended with the spoils shared.
Toronto FC II continues their road trip on Sunday as they take on FC Cincinnati at 4:30 PM. You can catch all the action from Nippert Stadium right here on TFC2.ca.