Forward Madison’s four-game unbeaten streak came to an end Sunday as the Flamingos fell 2-0 on the road to league leaders Greenville Triumph SC.
Greenville striker Lachlan McLean opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a goal from close range and Greenville’s Jake Keegan sealed the game with a goal in the 81st minute.
The Flamingos’ J.C. Banks came close to tying the game at halftime, but his rolling shot from the top of the penalty area was parried by Jaye in the 43rd minute.
Midfielder Fito Ovalle made his first start for the Flamingos, while defender Connor Tobin didn’t make the trip due to personal reasons. With Tobin out of the starting lineup for the first time in club history, it was defender Christian Diaz who assumed the captain’s armband.
Defender Jalen Crisler also made his long-awaited return from injury, coming on as a substitute in the 87th minute.
Forward Madison’s next game will be away versus FC Tucson on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The Flamingos remain fifth in USL League One, still five points off a playoff spot.