RBNY II comes back to beat Indy, 2:1
April 28, 2019 (Official Game Summary)
Red Bulls II battled back from a goal down to earn an impressive home victory over the Indy Eleven.
Dane Kelly got the visitors off and running in the 13th minute. He latched onto Macauley King's long ball and then nutmegged Jordan Scarlett in the penalty area before beating Evan Louro with a powerful right-footed strike. The home side responded as Marcus Epps just missed the target with a shot in the 35th minute and Jared Stroud forced an acrobatic fingertip stop out of Evan Newton three minutes before the break.
Stroud probably should have leveled the contest in the 56th minute, but skied an effort over from 12 yards out. The forward made amends from the penalty spot four minutes later by sending Newton the wrong way after Vincent Bezecourt was brought down in the box by midfielder Macauley King.
Bezecourt also helped set up New York's second goal in the 69th minute as he played a first-time pass to Tom Barlow. He got behind the Indy defense and calmly slotted a right-footed shot past Newton into the bottom-left corner for his seventh tally of the season.
Red Bulls II thought they had a third goal five minutes later when Barlow had tapped home Epps' square ball from close range, but the linesman adjudged that the forward was in an offside position. Barlow again came close to getting an insurance goal in the dying moments as Indy threw players forward, but New York wouldn't need it as it held on for all three points.