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Troy United Steal Three Points With Two Late Goals, Defeat Cedars FC 2-1

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

On Tuesday night, Troy United traveled to Dearborn to face off against Cedars FC in a midweek MWPL matchup. Troy United came into this game, winning two games in a row. With both teams only separated by one point in the Great Lakes East standings, this game would be crucial as we get closer and closer to the end of the season.

The first half was back and forth between the two teams. Both Troy and Cedars had good opportunities, but there weren’t many goal-scoring opportunities for either team. Cedars controlled possession for most of the half, but Troy came away with more goal-scoring opportunities going into the locker room.

Drew Swancutt made some key saves to keep Troy United in the game. In only his second game as a Troy United starter, he has been crucial in both games he’s played.

Cedars had a lot of speed on the outside, but Troy could counter that with their own pace.

Troy had a few more good opportunities to start the second half but couldn’t break through the backline of Cedars to get an opening goal.

In the 73rd minute, Troy turned the ball over, giving Cedars FC a great counter-attacking opportunity, which they took advantage of. Cedars put the ball into the back of the net, shooting the ball past Swancutt. 1-0 Cedars with just over 15 minutes left in the game.

With just over 10 minutes remaining in the game, Troy changed into a more attacking formation to chase an equalizer.

Connor Henson debuted for Troy United when he was subbed on in the 87th minute. His substitution was going to bring some energy in these final minutes.

The referees called for 7 minutes of added time, so Troy United had more time than usual to chase an equalizer.

Troy United had a free kick in the 92nd minute that saw the ball bounce around the box before it was passed across to Henson, who tapped it into the back of the net. Henson had a goal on his debut and Troy United had an equalizer.

Troy United didn’t stop there, however. Now that they had their equalizer, there was no reason not to chase after a winner. The team seemed to get a second wind after Henson’s goal, and they were playing with conviction to get a winning goal.

With just a few minutes left in stoppage time, Troy began a nice passing sequence down the field. The ball ended up being crossed into the box, only for it to be kicked out by Cedars and end up at the feet of Peyton Trask just from outside the 18-yard box. The ball snuck past the keeper and went into the bottom right corner of the net. Trask got his first goal of the season. The bench and the traveling fans went wild when the Trask goal went in.

Troy United still had a couple of minutes they had to kill off before officially celebrating another 3 points. The time ran down, the final whistle blew, and Troy United stole 3 points on the road with a final score of Troy United 2-Cedars FC 1.

Troy United is officially on a winning streak, and they will look to continue it on Saturday as they travel to Kentwood, MI to face off against BiH Grand Rapids. Kickoff is set for 4 pm.

We are just under a month away from Troy United's first golf outing, which will be held on July 14 at 1:30 P.M. The fundraiser will be held at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Macomb, MI.

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