RBNY II settles for 1:1 tie with 10-man Ottawa
July 5, 2019 (Official Game Summary)
Ottawa Fury flexed their defensive muscles to grind out a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II while playing down a man for over an hour on Friday night.
A physical encounter from the get-go, two Fury players went into the book within the opening 13 minutes, including midfielder Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé as the visitors set the tone of the match. Twenty minutes in, Fury got their goal after a pair of Red Bulls II defenders collided when going for a ball which left Ottawa forward Carl Haworth one-on-one with RBII goalkeeper Evan Louro, who could not stop the club captain from opening the scoring.
Four minutes later, Fury went down to 10 men when Gagnon-Laparé was shown a second yellow card for a high boot challenge in midfield. The visitors did well to get through to halftime against an attacking Red Bulls II side.
They could not keep the hosts off the scoresheet forever, with midfielder Kyle Zajec slamming home a Jared Stroud pass to level the scoring in the 54th minute. New York would test Ottawa goalkeeper Callum Irving a few more times as it looked to capitalize on a man advantage, but Red Bulls II forward Vincent Bezecourt would only come close as he hit both the post and the crossbar on separate efforts that stayed out of the back of the net and Fury clung to a point on the road.