May 19, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Tampa Bay Rowdies game review (from

Rowdies Score Three Goals in 14 Minutes to Defeat Toronto FC II 3-1 on the Road
By Rowdies Communications, 05/19/17, 11:15AM EDT 

VAUGHAN, Ontario, Canada (May 19, 2017) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies unleashed a three-goal 
barrage in a span of 14 minutes in the second half to post a come-from-behind 3-1 victory 
over Toronto FC II on Friday evening.

Joe Cole, Martin Paterson and Darwin Jones scored goals between the 68th and 82nd minute 
to lift the Rowdies (6-2-2 (W-T-L), 20 points) into first place in the Eastern Conference 
for at least one night.

“I thought the players showed tremendous character,” Rowdies Head Coach Stuart Campbell 
said. “It was a difficult first half for us, but the guys came in, we had a good chat 
at halftime, went back out and I thought we were absolutely outstanding in the second half. 
I think we thoroughly deserved the three points”

Toronto FC II’s Luca Uccello put the home team ahead in the 10th minute, besting the offside
trap and then beating Rowdies goalkeeper Matt Pickens one-on-one for a 1-0 lead.

It was just the second time this year the Rowdies have conceded the first goal of the match. 

In previous matches, playing on the road, on turf and down a goal, the Rowdies may have 
wilted under the pressure.

Things were different Friday.

Before the first half ended, Tampa Bay began to tilt the field toward Toronto’s goal but 
couldn’t quite find the equalizer before the break. 

In the second half, the Rowdies began to dominate.

Joe Cole pulled Tampa Bay even in the 68th minute, putting home a low cross from 
Darwin Jones, a goal that had been coming for a while.

Martin Paterson, coming off a midweek goal in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, entered the 
match in the 79th minute and scored exactly 21 second later, heading home a Neill Collins 
cross to put the Rowdies ahead.

“I’m delighted,” Paterson said. “(When I came on), I was very confident that we would 
create chances. I didn’t know if we would win, but I know we would create chances and 
it was up to us to put them away. If you watched the game, we had the clear-cut chances 
much more than them.”

Jones put the game out of reach for Toronto (1-3-5, 6 points) with a left-footed shot 
from outside the box that took a deflection before beating TFC II goalkeeper 
Angelo Cavalluzzo.

“It feels good because it was a hard-fought game,” Jones said. “I felt from the beginning 
of the game that we were going to win it. Our second half performance was good.”

The win lifts Tampa Bay into first place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead 
of the Charleston Battery, which plays on the road against the Harrisburg City Islanders 
on Saturday night. 

The Rowdies will be back on the road next week to take on the Rochester Rhinos 
on Wednesday night before returning home to face Saint Louis FC at Al Lang Stadium 
on Saturday, May 27. Tickets for that match are available by calling (727) 222-2000 
or by clicking here.

Scoring Summary
 Toronto: Luca Uccello - 10th minute (Assisted by Sergio Camargo)
 Rowdies: Joe Cole - 68th minute (Assisted by Darwin Jones)
 Rowdies: Martin Paterson - 80th minute (Assited by Neill Collins)
 Rowdies: Darwin Jones - 82nd minute (Assited by Joe Cole)

Caution Summary
 Toronto: Brandon Aubrey - 45th minute
 Rowdies: Marcel Schäfer - 59th minute
 Toronto: Ben Spencer - 62nd minute
 Rowdies: Neill Collins - 63rd minute
 Rowdies: Michael Nanchoff - 87th minute

Starting Lineups
 Rowdies XI (4-2-3-1): 
 GK Matt Pickens; 
 D Darnell King, Damion Lowe, Neill Collins, Luke Boden; 
 M Justin Chavez (Michael Nanchoff 24'), Marcel Schäfer; M Darwin Jones, 
                               Joe Cole (c) (Martin Vingaard 87'), Georgi Hristov; 
 F Deshorn Brown (Martin Paterson 80')

Toronto FC II XI (3-5-1): 
GK Angelo Cavalluzzo; 
D Mitchell Taintor (C), Brandon Aubrey, Jelani Peters (Jeremy Onkony 46'); 
M Liam Fraser, Luca Uccello, Sergio Camargo (Brian James 75'), Oyvind Alseth, 
                                                      Ashtone Morgan (Ryan Telfer 61'); 
F Ben Spencer, Shaan Hundal

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