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Photos: Wednesday vs Cleveland

By D.J. Switzer, 05/18/17, 5:30PM EDT


It might have taken 120 minutes, but FC Cincinnati was able to overcome the NPSL's AFC Cleveland to advance to the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday evening at Nippert.

A single goal from Djiby in the 115th minute was just enough to down a resolute and organized Cleveland defense -- you can read the mach report here. Check out some of our favorite pictures from the evening.

The colors being presented prior to kickoff.

The XI that started against AFC Cleveland. Back (L-R): Wiedeman, Halfhill, Mansaray, Delbridge, Djiby, Nicholson, Jaye. Front (L-R): Dominguez, Stevenson, Luke, McMahon.

Before things got underway, Coach Koch gives a rousing team talk.

Though he's previously featured as a trialist during preseason, Garrett Halfhill made his full debut for the club against Cleveland.

Caught in a sea of Cleveland blue, Marco Dominguez surveys his options.

2016 fan favorite Pat McMahon was back in the starting XI against AFCC.

Dallas Jaye helped to secure the club's second clean sheet of the 2017 season.

Having recovered from an early season injury lay off, Derek Luke made his 2016 debut on Wednesday.

The moment Djiby broke the deadlock with another precision header.

A celebration 115 minutes in the making.

A weeknight on short notice? The Bailey was still doing their thing.

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