FC Cincinnati comes away with 1-1 tie against Richmond Kickers

RICHMOND, Va. -- FC Cincinnati tied for the third time in four games (2-3-3) Saturday in their match against Richmond Kickers and Richmond City Stadium.

The equalizer goal didn’t come until the second half when Jimmy McLaughlin sent a pass from Matt Bahner past the Kickers’ keeper to give FCC the point. The goal was McLaughlin’s first of the season.

Head Coach Alan Koch said it’s not easy to get points in the league on the road, especially while missing key players. 

“Missing Kenney Walker (knee contusion), Djiby and Andy Craven (suspension) and Justin Hoyte (hamstring) tonight, we knew it was not going to be easy at Richmond,” Koch said. “But after a tough first 45 minutes, the boys responded with the required intensity in the second half. We are excited to be coming back home to play in front of our fans now.”

Kadeem Dacres worked with Bahner to set up the tying goal in the 70th minute; Dacres slipped the ball to Bahner, who carried it towards the end line before sending it to McLaughlin.

Richmond scored in the eighth minute after the ball was deflected into the FCC net by Harrison Delbridge. Richmond’s Chris Korb pushed the ball passed an FCC defender and struck a low-line drive into the box. The ball hit off Harrison before sailing into the net.

The second half was more aggressive for both teams; the Kickers took nine shots, and FCC took seven. Richmond’s Luiz Fernando led all players with six shots.

FCC keeper Mitch Hildebrandt recorded two saves. 

FCC will play Orlando City B at 5 p.m. Saturday at Nippert Stadium. 

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