The Flint City Bucks will host USL Central Conference postseason matches next Friday and Sunday!
With Saturday night’s 6-0 victory, Flint City earned the right to play the first weekend of USL League Two knockout action at Kettering University’s iconic Atwood Stadium.
The Bucks have now made the playoffs an incredible 24 times in 27 seasons.
Including the most recent thrashing of Midwest United FC, the Bucks closed the regular season with three consecutive victories — outscoring opponents 10-0.
Dallmann, Cekrezi provide spark
Flint City wasted little time starting the party Saturday evening. After sustained pressure from the first kick, Emeka Eneli scored his fifth goal in the 6th minute. Amadou Cisse played a slick one-two with Jelldrik Dallmann at the top of the penalty area before slotting through Eneli. He shifted inside to beat two defenders before blasting it home at short range.
Dallmann got his name onto the scoresheet just 5 minutes later, tracking back to force a turnover then running into the box to receive Cekrezi’s cutting pass.
Cekrezi and Dallmann connected once again in the 34th minute, with the outside back turned midfielder beating his defender and lifting an inch-perfect cross. Dallmann’s simple headed finish marked the German forward’s team-leading 11th goal of the season.
After two assists, Cekrezi got a tally of his own in the 42nd minute. Defender Eugene Quaynor played a square pass for Cekrezi to chip from 15 yards out in one deft touch.
The second half saw highlight-reel goals from Harvey Slade (a 28-yard free kick blast) and Derick Broche (a fabulous individual effort with an assist by Matthew Fearnley).
What’s next? USL2 playoff picture
The Bucks will host half of the Central Conference bracket for the quarterfinal and semifinal stages. The three teams coming to Atwood are yet to be announced and pending match results today.
Friday will feature two games, starting at 4 p.m. The Bucks play at 7 p.m.
The two winning teams will face each other at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are available online, or at the stadium gates at 6 p.m. Bucks season ticket holders will be on a guest list and admitted to all three matches for no added charge.