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Toronto FC II (2) - Bethlehem Steel FC (4) Post-Match

October 8, 2017 - United Soccer League (USL) - Toronto FC II News Release

TORONTO FC II (2) - BETHLEHEM STEEL FC (4) POST-MATCH SUMMARY

Scoring Summary

BST - Santi Moar 19'

BST - Santi Moar (Adem Najem) 22'

BST - Derrick Jones (Adem Najem) 53'

TFC II - Shaan Hundal 61'

BST - Seku Conneh (Santi Moar) 81'

TFC II - Shaan Hundal (Ryan Telfer) 88'

Misconduct Summary

None

Records:

Toronto FC II (W-L-D): 6-18-7 25pts.

Bethlehem Steel FC (W-L-D): 12-11-7 43pts.

Team Stats:

Toronto FC II

New York Redbull II

Shots - 18

Shots - 19

Shots on Target - 6

Shots on Target - 6

Blocked Shots - 5

Blocked Shots - 3

Possession -56.1 %

Possession - 43.9%

Lineups

Toronto FC II - Mark Pais; Julian Dunn, Mitch Taintor©, Lars Eckenrode; Jordan McCrary, Sergio Camargo (Ryan Telfer 85'), Matthew Srbely, Brian James (Noble Okello 71'), Anthony Osorio; Daniel DaSilva (Luca Uccello 65'), Shaan Hundal

Substitutes Not Used: Angelo Cavalluzzo, Brandon Onkony, Aidan Daniels, Malik Johnson

Bethlehem Steel FC - Jake McGuire; Aaron Jones, Joshua Yaro, Auston Trusty, Charles Raymann; James Chambers©(Hugh Roberts 67'), Derrick Jones, Chris Nanco (Yosef Samuel 77'), Adam Najem, Santi Moar; Seku Conneh (Brenden Aaronson 88')

Substitutes Not Used: Tomas Romero, Matt Mahoney, Josh Heard

Attendance: 647

JASON BENT - HEAD COACH, TORONTO FC II

Other than the scoreline, what were the differences between the two sides? It t was one of those games where we came in at halftime, we were down 2-0 and in terms of the way we bounced, it was probably one of our better passing displays. I thought we created a number of chances, we knew they were going to be a threat on the counter attack. They hit us with 2 sucker punches at the first half, that gave us a hit back for sure. Quick on the counter, very direct. That was definitely disappointing for us, we were trying to get a clean sheet, but we were nowhere close to that tonight.

One of the calls in the first half where the linesman put the flag up, but the goal was still given, what happened there? She was radioing through her microphone to tell the referee offside but he overruled her and said our defender played the ball, so therefore the player couldn't be offside. It was one of those where we scratched our heads a bit, because she was calling for the offside I could hear her. The goal was then given and then 2-0, it was an uphill battle from that point.

A couple academy players played today, Okello makes his debut, how do you think they did? Excellent, Okello's first pass was a 40 dart right on the money, showing no signs of his nerves. It was nice to give him a taste of it. I thought Michael was excellent in his positioning tonight, his use of the ball was fantastic. I thought Danny Da Silva had some moments for himself making his first debut. Some positive things tonight. Overall I thought it was a very good performance from the young players.

NOBLE OKELLO - MIDFIELDER, TORONTO FC II Congrats on your debut, what were your feelings going in? I was buzzing, I was excited to go in. It's always been a dream of mine to play for Toronto FC. To make my debut at such a young age it felt good.

You can see your confidence on your first pass, talk us through your first pass? I just came into the game trying to impact it in some way - I got on the ball and tried to make something happen.

It's never easy to lose, what positives can you take away from the game? I felt like I was able to make passes when I came in, I feel that I can work more on my defensive play. I thought overall I did okay.

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