By Justin Guy/Toledo Villa FC
Toledo Villa FC hosted Detroit City FC for a Father’s Day matchup at Lyden Field on Sunday
June 16 th . The game started off at a high tempo for both teams looking to push the ball with
pace. Detroit City came up with their first goal at the 10-minute mark when a through ball found
Danny Deakin down the left wing. Deakin was able to connect with DCFC forward Tommy
Buono, who brought the crossed ball down inside the box and was able to get a shot off into the
lower right corner before getting hurt on the play from a collision with Villa defender Aerin
West. Buono would come off the field injured for the rest of the game.
Detroit City continued to put on the pressure getting three other shots on target in the first half,
but Villa would not lay down and applied pressure of their own. The home team was able to
create four good scoring opportunities in the first half, putting two of those shots on goal.
However, they still found themselves unable to come up with a goal. The score would remain 1-
0 with Detroit City FC leading the game when the referee blew the whistle for halftime.
Both teams continued to put pressure on one another’s defense in the second half, but the score
stayed at 1-0 for the first few possessions for both teams. Detroit City FC had their first good
scoring opportunity come in the 50 th minute when Villa forward Jake Kirchoff-Sleat fouled
DCFC midfielder Douglas Goodman 30 yards from goal. With the free kick, DCFC put the ball
inside the box and found the head of Seb Harris, who was able to finish the header in the back of
the net to double the lead for DCFC.
The game continued to stay competitive even after Villa midfielder Colin McCort picked up his
second yellow card and was sent off the field in the 61 st minute. Playing with 10 men, Villa
looked to possess the ball more and slow the game speed down. The ball possession helped keep
the score close until late in the game when Detroit City FC was able to score three goals in a six-
minute span. Goals by Cyrus Saydee (77’), Danny Deakin (80’), and Shawn Claud Lawson (83’)
sealed the game and the final score at 5-0 for the visiting team. DCFC defender Michael Pimlott,
picked up a straight red card in the 81 st minute.
With the loss to DCFC, Toledo Villa FC move on with a record of 0-7-1. Toledo will play their
next NPSL match on Friday, June 21 st when they host Kalamazoo FC at 7:00 pm at Lyden Field.
Photo Credit: Jenna Bachmeyer