Striker Abdul Fatawu Safiu was on the score sheet for Portland Timbers 2 as they defeated PDL side Michigan Bucks 2-0 in the 2nd round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, Mich.
The Inter Allies forward who is on loan at the MLS second string side scored late in the game, three minutes after regulation time to ensure his side advance to the next stage of the competition.
The 21-year-old Ghanaian forward was booked earlier in the game, 27th minute, in a half which both sides failed to find the back of the net.
Kharlton Belmar’s header across the face of goal from a Seth Casiple cross in the 57th minute opened the scoring for T2 before Abdul Fatawu Safiu doubled the lead very late, getting his second goal in all competitions.
Fatawu featured 14 times for Inter Allies last season scoring 7 times with 5 assists.