Lynch Leads STL FC to Preseason Victory

Lynch Leads STL FC to Preseason Victory

TULSA, Okla. - Forward Jermie Lynch struck twice after coming on as a second half substitute, and Saint Louis FC closed preseason play with a 2-1 victory over Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday night at ONEOK Field.

With the win, STL FC finishes its preseason schedule with a 2-2 record.

After Adam Black scored late in the first half to give Tulsa the lead, Lynch netted a pair of goals in the last 15 minutes of regulation to give the visitors the come-from-behind win.

His first goal came off a corner kick in the 76th minute.  The Jamaican saw his initial header hit the post, but after Roughnecks goalkeeper Zac Lubin spilled a shot from 18 yards, Lynch was in position to smash home the rebound from close range.

Lynch then gave STL FC the victory in stoppage time.  A nice combination with new acquisition Brandon Barklage put Lynch through on goal, and he steered his shot from 12 yards inside the far post.

Goalkeeper Mark Pais played all 90 minutes and finished with five saves.

Saint Louis FC will now gear up for the start of the 2015 USL Regular Season, which begins next Saturday at Louisville City FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 PM ET at Louisville Slugger Field.