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GRFC falls to Detroit City FC at Fifth Third


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Recap of GRFC soccer game on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

/John Rothwell

 /John Rothwell

 /John Rothwell

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The Grand Rapids FC lost 2-0 to the Detroit City FC in a NPSL match that was played at Fifth Third Ballpark on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

DCFC’s Shawn Lawson scored the game's first goal in the 62 minute and Bakie Goodman added an insurance goal in the 74th minute.

“We won the ball deep and one of the midfielders passed the ball up to Tyrone and he found me.” Lawson said, “I was in the right place at the right time.”

Near the end of the first half DCFC’s goal keeper Nathan Steinwascher stopped GRFC’s Scott Doney penalty kick, sending both teams into the locker room scoreless.

“It was unfortunate that we missed the PK (penalty kick),” GRFC coach George Moni said, “If you go with the 1-0 advantage at halftime it gives you a lot more positives.

GRFC now 2-4-1 are at Lansing United on June 24. Their next home game is at Houseman Field 2 p.m. July 2 against Kalamazoo FC.

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