Mutiny withstands weather, Rocket City for 1-0 debut win

Neither Father Time nor Mother Nature could spoil the Myrtle Beach FC Mutiny’s inaugural game at Dough Shaw Stadium on Saturday night.

The Mutiny scored an early goal and made it stand up despite a lengthy weather delay and a late finish, scoring a 1-0 victory over the visiting Rocket City United.

The Mutiny’s Shawn Guderian converted an assist from Devan Carrol in the 15th minute of the upstart NPSL squad’s first regular-season match.

Mutiny goalkeeper Brock Duckworth made a diving save of a penalty kick shortly before halftime, and his defense delivered the Mutiny to the shutout.

An approaching line of thunderstorms performed a distant fireworks act for the small but spirited crowd, but the bottom finally dropped out and suspended play in the 73rd minute.

Following a more than half-hour delay, the Mutiny withstood Rocket City’s final assault. The Mutiny plays its first-ever road game next Saturday at the Jacksonville United.

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