Bethlehem Steel FC are hot right now. In what was once again their most dominant performance of the season Bethlehem are definitely gaining momentum. Brendan Burke’s side was on the front foot from the first whistle and it paid off inside the half hour mark. Early on Josh Heard looked to be the biggest threat offensively and he netted his second goal for BSFC after a fantastic run and a sweet strike that Eric Ati had no chance of stopping.
Later in the half the one-two combination of Derrick Jones (who put in a fantastic performance even though he had already played 45 minutes against Crystal Palace last night) and Ryan Richter found Steel FC’s second. Jones bombed forward and Richter played a ball over top of the Hammerheads defense that DJ made no mistake about. Bethlehem found more success in the first half with some great set piece plays that were really unlucky not to go in the back of the net.
Brendan Burke will never be totally satisfied with his team. The second half was more of the same, with Gabe Gissie opening his account after a sprawling Cory Burke got the ball to the former Sacramento Republic FC prospect. Gissie’s goal put the game out of reach just before the hour mark, but Burke wanted more. Seku Conneh was running the ball to the flag near the end of the match and on the next attack Steel FC had they started to actively look for a fourth goal. After the match Coach Burke pointed out that goal differential is a big deal in USL, especially come the end of the season. This win has Steel FC at a -1 on the season, but a big win against Harrisburg at home on the 21st could really set BSFC up for a major playoff push, and who knows what would happen from there.
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