July 1, 2018
NPSL Regular Season Match
Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck, MI
Detroit City FC 6, Milwaukee Torrent 1
Record: 5-3-3 18pts
DCFC David Edwardson (Roddy Green) 7′
Milw. Mark Hutchinson (Andrew Weidbach) 32′
DCFC Shawn Lawson (Roddy Green) 42′
DCFC Trevor Amann 49′
DCFC Jonathan Barnes (Brogan Shrimpton) 82′
DCFC Jakub Svehlik (Jonathan Barnes) 85′
DCFC Shawn Lawson (Jakub Svehlik) 90+
It was freaking humid once again for this Sunday afternoon final home match of the NPSL regular season. Eliminated from playoff contention, we had the potential of experiencing the season melt in the heat, or end with a bang. Fortunately, City came out and delivered the latter.
Dave Edwardson fired the first shot of the six-goal explosion in the 7th minute.
After Milwaukee’s Mark Hutchinson leveled the match in the 32nd minute, City regained the lead ten minutes later with Shawn Lawson’s goal. The half ended 2-1, and Roddy Green had assisted on both City goals.
Only four minutes into the second half, Trevor Amann scored.
In the 82nd minute, Jonathan Barnes increased the lead to 4-1.
Then, three minutes later, Barnes fed a pass to Jakob Svehlik, who scored, making it 5-1.
Then it was Svehlik’s turn as, in added time, he fed the ball to Shawn Lawson. 6-1.
The NPSL season would end in Kalamazoo the following Saturday. It was not the season we had hoped, especially following last year’s epic. But the memories of another victory over the Bucks in the Open Cup, the goal-scoring frenzy in both the home and away matches against FC Indiana, and this home finale provided some fun memories. As a bonus, City still had three international friendlies on its schedule for the month of July.