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May 27, 2013

FC Buffalo falls in Erie, 1-0

Niagara Gazette — FC Buffalo took its first loss of the 2013 National Premier Soccer League season, dropping a 1-0 decision to their archrivals Erie Admirals, Sunday afternoon at Cathedral Prep Event Center Field in Erie, Pa.

The game-winning goal came late in the second half, during the 83rd minute, when Karl Jones headed the ball into the Buffalo net off a corner kick by Luca Campos, beating Blitzers goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin.

The hosts were able to win in spite of the face they were shorthanded for most of the second half. Erie's Gary O'Neill's was shown a red card after throwing a punch at Buffalo's Andrew Tiedt in the 54th minute.

Buffalo outshot the Admirals, 6-4, in the first half. 

The Blitzers (2-1) next travel to AFC Cleveland on Friday, May 31, then travel to Zanesville, Ohio for a Sunday afternoon match against Zanesville Athletic FC.

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