FC Edmonton escaped with a 1-1 draw in the first game of the season against Winnipeg’s Valour FC after a fantastic last gasp bicycle kick goal by Tobias Warschewski in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
And FC Edmonton’s head coach had nothing but praise for his German forward following the game.
“Tobias is a special player and he’s a player that is capable of special things and obviously that was a world class goal,” said FC Edmonton coach Alan Koch after.
High winds dictate play
FC Edmonton completed the comeback in the high winds gusting at Clarke Stadium Sunday. Those winds caused FC Edmonton some trouble in the 20th minute as the gusts almost pushed a Matthew Catavolo cross into the top corner past Goalkeeper Andreas Vaikla.
However, the Eddies did fall behind in the 46th minute after a great shot by Andy Baquero into the bottom corner.
The second half was more promising as FC Edmonton had more chances due to the wind. Julian Ulbricht, on loan from York United FC, missed a sure goal opportunity in the 71th minute putting a header from within the six-yard box wide when it looked easier to score.
But FC Edmonton found the equalizer in the 94th minute when Wesley Timoteo fought hard to collect the ball deep in the Valour FC half before crossing into Tobias Warshewski for the tying goal.
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This draw starts FC Edmonton season off well and will may provide some confidence after coming back late in the game to steal a point.
The Eddies next face York United FC at home on April 15 at 7:00pm.
The Ontario club will be looking to get a good result after their season opening loss to HFX Wanderers on April 7.