Forward Madison FC returned home to Breese Stevens Field to face Chattanooga Red Wolves SC for the third time this season, finishing the match in a 1-1 draw.
The Flamingos just concluded their longest road trip of the season, picking up four points in a draw at Toronto and a win over South Florida Tormenta, but also suffering a loss to Lansing Ignite last Tuesday. On Saturday night, fans witnessed team captain and fan favorite Connor “Turbo” Tobin score his first goal of the season in the first half but the match would ultimately ended 1-1 after Chattanooga’s defender Nicholas Amponsah scored in the 77th minute.
“It’s a game that we needed to put away in the first half, because we had plenty of chances in the first half to put the game away. We’re up one-nothing, you know, a couple more chances to get the second goal- we don’t,” Coach Daryl Shore said after the match.
He also said they were not good enough when the second half began. However, Shore noted the Red Wolves had no shots on frame until the goal.
Chattanooga currently holds the longest undefeated streak in USL League One, seven matches straight without a loss. This is the second match Forward Madison has played against Chattanooga that ended in a draw.
Last time the teams met in May, the match ended in a 2-2 draw but the Flamingos came a long way from losing their inaugural game to the Red Wolves, 0-1. Forward Madison FC also continues to lead USL League One in attendance, averaging 4,089 fans per game and 4,442 who showed up for Saturday night’s game.
Also, fans will still have the highlight of witnessing Connor Tobin’s first goal of the season after a corner from Midfielder Danny Tenorio about 20 minutes into the match.
Tobin was still disappointed in the result, though.
“It’s the same story as the entire season. We don’t take our chances, we’re not good enough with the ball, we give away bad goals. You can’t win like that,” Tobin said.
The next home match will be a friendly match against Leones Negros on Tuesday, July 16th, the team from Guadalajara featuring Mexican legend Omar Bravo. Then, the Flamingos have a weekend off before Orlando City B visits July 27.