Bethlehem wrapped up a four game road trip with a draw in a tense game that saw both sides come out of FNB Field with a point. Craig Foster burned Anderson Conceicao on a long run, and the City Islanders striker slotted calmly past Matt Jones’ hands to give the home side the lead after 43 minutes. However the blooming partnership between Eric Ayuk and captain Ryan Richter paid dividends as Richter played a great cross into the Cameroon International who headed the ball home right at the death of the half which saw Steel FC draw level after the first 45.
Picking up where they left off, Bethlehem found the second goal early on in the second half. Derrick Jones was clipped just outside the box and James Chambers did the rest. The Irishman has proven he’s quite the threat on free kicks and this was no different as his curling effort found the bottom of Keasel Broome’s net to give Steel FC the advantage early on.
Things were going along swimmingly in this final of three meetings between the Pennsylvania rivals until the stream cut out in the 58th minute. Obviously frustrating for, well, everyone however both clubs press releases have confirmed that Harrisburg found an equalizer. Obviously I didn’t see the second goal (neither did you of course) so I can’t go into what happened out of fairness, Craig Foster got the goal late on and Harrisburg rescued a point to take the season series with two wins and a draw.
Bethlehem return to action against Eastern conference wrecking machine New York Red Bulls II. Luckily for all of us it’s a home game so we’ll have all of the coverage from that fixture when it happens Sunday at three.