Written by Robert Kerr, Staff Writer
After an amazing 6-2 win on opening day, Oakland County Football Club will get straight back to work this week for a tough test on Friday night. The men in purple are set to play AFC Ann Arbor in the Milk Cup, an all-Michigan based tournament. 2018 is the second year of the competition which features eight teams from across four leagues, all hailing from the Great Lakes State. Friday’s match will be the first time OCFC will participate in the Milk Cup, and will serve as the third matchup between the clubs, each with a win apiece.
Leg 1 (Home): 5/18 at 7:00 PM
Leg 2 (Away): 5/28 at 3:00 PM
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Fans were treated to some wonderful action during Saturday night’s six goal outing. Not only did those in Clawson Stadium witness a four-goal-game from midfielder Robbie Cort, the crowd saw great performances throughout the squad. Left-back Willie Maddox put in a fiery performance, along the touchline. The Troy native won countless challenges and had the liveliness to be open for passes.
Julian Birge, Belal Khoulani, and Cameron Panley were strong and poised in the middle of the park, as was forward Kaveon Dux. Dux was involved in close to all of OCFC’s positive attacking moves. The player sparkled as he linked well with others when building attacks, and pressed opposition defenders into numerous mistakes. The 21-year-old also converted a penalty kick to score OCFC’s second goal of the game.
Following Saturday’s historic opening day win, head coach Darryl Evans believes his team only needs more time together in order to improve.
“For us it is [still about] getting to know each other. The way we move as a unit, going forward, and just kind of how we want to defend [takes time together]. Obviously, we’re going to keep working on it this week, and hopefully, we are going to be the smarter team each match.”