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Press photo by Tim GilmanAmoy Brown holds the ball near the Toronto FC II goal during the Steel’s loss to Toronto. Press photo by Tim GilmanAmoy Brown holds the ball near the Toronto FC II goal during the Steel’s loss to Toronto.

Steel fall to Toronto FC

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC stumbled again to their Canadian counterparts for the second time this month, falling to Toronto FC II 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium.

Despite out shooting Toronto by a 19-4 margin, the visitors were able to take advantage of their chances, including a goal by Shaan Hundal in the 17th minute to put them on the front foot with a 1-0 advantage, which they would take into halftime.

Nick Bibbs found the equalizer for the home side just after the second half whistle, putting away a cross from Ryan Richter with a header into the back of the net to even the contest in the 48th minute.

Hundal provided to be a menace 10 minutes later by heading home a goal to put TFC II up 2-1.

Luco Uccello would double the visitors advantage with a rebound effort into an open net to put Toronto ahead 3-1 in the 78th minute.

Steel FC fought for a penalty in the 81st minute, where Josh Heard was brought down in the box. Richter would then take the penalty, only to see it blocked by the keeper, but the deflection landed to his feet and found the back of the net to make it 3-2.

The loss pits Steel FC at 6-8-7 with 25 points, keeping them in ninth place in the USL’s Eastern Conference.

Steel FC are now 2-2-1 in their current six game home stand, which wraps up this Sunday against the Charlotte Independence at 4 p.m.