ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 29, 2017) — Tampa Bay Rowdies fans have selected Neill Collins as their Man of the Match for his performance in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Saint Louis FC.
Collins scored the game-tying goal with his head in the 87th minute to help the Rowdies to a point. It was his first goal of the season and second overall since joining the Rowdies prior to last season. His header came off a corner kick delivery from Michael Nanchoff.
The Scottish defender has played all 1,080 minutes of USL action this season for Tampa Bay, anchoring a strong defensive unit. Defensively, Collins had three interceptions and one clearance against Saint Louis and won six of his 10 duels on the ground and in the air.
This is Collins’ first Man of the Match selection this season.