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Rebels Defeated in Buffalo, 5-13 to 1-6


The Albany Rebels lost 5-13 (28 points) to 1-6 (9 points) against the Buffalo Fenians on Saturday in West Seneca, N.Y. Buffalo controlled the match throughout and scored the most goals against the Rebels since Toronto in 2018.


The Rebels made a push in the second half, creating a number of scoring chances. Mark Adam whistled a shot just wide of the far post, Pat Curran missed a one-time opportunity in close and the team earned half a dozen free kicks in scoring position. But as the Rebels sent more numbers forward, they were left exposed and Buffalo continued to wide the gap.


Aibhne O’Kane led the Rebels in scoring with one goal and one point. It was his first career goal.


Cillian Flavin and Tim Gerrish each scored two points and Joe Bradley scored an impressive point when he muscled his way through a group of defenders and fired a shot that was deflected up and over the bar for a point.


Despite the lopsided score, Albany made improvements to its play from a week ago when it tied Syracuse.


"This was a tough game against a strong Buffalo team," Flavin said. "We had quite a few relatively new players on the field. That being said, Mikey, Pat and Aibhne combined for a lovely goal. We will learn from it and hope to improve this coming weekend."


Albany returns to action on Saturday, June 26 when they face Buffalo at home. Throw in is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Plumeri Sports Complex in Albany.


Rebels Scoring:

Aibhne O’Kane 1-1

Cillian Flavin 0-2

Tim Gerrish 0-2

Joe Bradley 0-1


New York Cup Standings

Buffalo 1-0-0

Syracuse 0-1-1

Albany 0-1-1