Match Preview: Torch FC (H)

Evan McMurtrie

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FC Monmouth vs Torch FC
Competition: National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
Kickoff Date/Time: Saturday, June 15th, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Count Basie Park, Red Bank, NJ (Directions)
Live Updates: @WeAreMonmouth
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FC Monmouth will return home to Count Basie Park on Saturday evening to battle Torch FC after coming away from their two-match tilt in Pennsylvania with all six points.

Torch enters Saturday coming off of a 4-0 loss at West Chester United SC in a midweek match-up. They hold a 1-4-0 record so far this season and have been outscored by their opponents 18-5 over five games.

Last season, FC Monmouth defeated Torch FC on the road, 4-0. Forward Ryan Hammer scored two on that occasion, with the other two goals coming from midfielder Chase Covello and an own-goal.



Via their official website, “The BuxMont Torch is a ministry that was established during the summer of 2009 which utilizes sport as a means to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to disciple and train sports ministers. We are located in Upper Bucks-Montgomery-Lehigh Counties, PA.”

Their mission statement is as follows: “To use the platform of sport in a way that reflects the calling of God to be holy, the mission of Jesus to save the lost, and the filling of the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s will.”

Though founded in 2009, Torch FC did not play its first season in the NPSL until 2011, where they finished 7th in the Keystone Conference. Since then, their highest ever conference finish was in 2015 when they came in 3rd place.

Last season, the club finished last in the conference with a record of 0-10-0.

Evan McMurtrie