Written by Robert Kerr, Staff Writer
Oakland County FC continues their search for points on the road, as they take on Carpathia FC, Tuesday night. The midweek matchup comes just three days after County’s last minute loss to BIH Grand Rapids. The Saturday loss included two first-time club goal scorers; striker Tommy Dokho tallied on his OCFC debut, and centerback Santi Amigo netted his first in the purple and white. Michigan’s supporter-owned team will need to play at their very best on Tuesday night, at Avondale High School, if they are to overcome a strong opponent, and reverse recent results.
— Oakland County FC (@OaklandCountyFC) June 16, 2019
Close but not Quite
On a wet and humid Saturday night on the west side of Michigan, County came agonizingly close to a point, on the road, against a division topping BIH Grand Rapids team. The Purple Gang looked good in the middle of the field, with midfielders Bobby Harris and Louis Sala creating a number of dangerous chances for OCFC. Royal Oak Native, Tommy Dokho, scored in his very first OCFC appearance, after just 21 minutes.
County’s good start was undone by a brace from Bih’s Brogan Shrimpton. The 27-year-old forward netted past Tim Dolan on the stroke of half-time, and again, in the 74th minute, to give the home team the second half lead. OCFC defender Santi Amigo then looked to have salvaged a draw, when the towering Spaniard scored his first for the club, with just four minutes remaining in the game. The scoreline didn’t hold, though, as the home team was able to grab a winning goal, on the stroke of full-time, leaving County empty-handed on the night.