June 30, 2017: Michigan Stars

June 30, 2017
NPSL Regular Season
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI

Detroit City FC 3, Michigan Stars 1
DCFC  Tyrone Mondi (Luke Hauswirth) 7′
DCFC  Roddy Green (Cyrus Saydee) 27′
DCFC  Cyrus Saydee (Bakie Goodman) 57′
Stars   Alex Ofiemu 90+

Attendance: 4,391

This is the fourth match in a week for the team and supporters.  And though the rain kept the attendance numbers down, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm.  A win tonight would put City on top of the division, with three matches remaining – home against AFC Ann Arbor and a home-and-home weekend against Lansing.

The Michigan Stars have been the only visiting team to have walked out of Keyworth Stadium with three points.

Tyrone Mondi started us off with a goal in the 7th minute.  A long ball lofted from our defensive end by Luke Hauswirth ended up hitting the ground ahead of Mondi and Stars defender, Michael Wetunga.  Wetunga slipped on the wet turf, leaving Mondi alone on goal, looping it over the oncoming keeper, Anthony Mwembia.

In the 27th minute, City doubled their lead when Cyrus Saydee passed the ball toward the goal.  Tyrone Mondi ran toward it with Stars defender Nyal Higgins, but dummied it through to Roddy Green who placed it past the goalkeeper.

The first half ended with City up, 2-Nil.

It was Polish-American Heritage Night, and halftime featured traditional Polish dancing and wardrobe.

Cyrus Saydee seemed to have the field to himself in the 57th minute as he entered the Stars’ end, made it almost to the top of the box, then drilled a shot in the lower corner, beyond the reach of the keeper.

Fernando Pina was on his way to his second straight clean sheet, but in added time, the Stars’ Alex Ofiemu scored from a long throw-in and some pinballing of the ball off legs in the box.

Eight straight victories, and top of the table.

City is finally making Keyworth a tough place to play.  Last year, they recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and a loss, outscoring opponents 10-5.  So far this season, 4 wins and a draw, outscoring opponents 13-6.

In seven days, AFC Ann Arbor would come to our house.  And we wanted them.


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