The Michigan Bucks had more kick than Hamilton could handle and the result was a 6-2 loss for the Rage in the United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League. The weather was unsettled Saturday afternoon (May 26) at Canton Cup Independence Park in Pontiac and after rain delayed the start, lightning briefly halted the match.
The Bucks got off to a strong start in the first half, scoring four unanswered goals. The first came courtesy of a free kick which rolled under Hamilton’s wall. Michigan had six shots in the first half while Hamilton managed three.
Hamilton finally got on the scoreboard when Steve Powell received the ball from Adam Bond and tucked it into the net. Mark Reilly added another goal for the Rage but it wouldn’t be enough as the Bucks added two more of their own.
Hamilton FC had six shots during the game.
With the loss Hamilton FC has an even 1-1-1 record with four points for a three-way tie for fourth place in the Great Lakes Division.
HFC will return home to Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University Wednesday (May 30) at 8 p.m., when Forest City London visits. London is tied for first place with six points.