Match RecaP | Asheville City SC 1, Knoxville Force 1
POSTED BY: ASHEVILLE CITY SC, MAY 21st, 2017
Asheville City SC remains undefeated after an intense and nail-biting battle with the Knoxville Force.
Holding a tight line of defenders and midfielders, Knoxville's players shut down Asheville's strives to attack the goal but lacked an offensive presence early in the game. To combat this formation, the Asheville players spread the field and focused their attention through the wings.
In the 76th minute, forward Ashley Kelynack for the Knoxville Force scored to the dismay of the loyal Asheville City crowd. The Force’s Tim Baker assisted on the goal.
Fans nervously watched and waited as Asheville City relentlessly pursued the goal. Finally, in the fourth minute of stoppage time, a foul was called on the Knoxville Force in the box and referees granted Asheville City a penalty kick. Calm, cool and collected, Asheville's Jascha Glueckschalt, from Frankfurt, Germany, stepped up and delivered a blazing shot towards the right corner of the goal, ensuring ACSC remained undefeated and gained another point.
A rematch between Asheville City and the Knoxville Force will be played on Thursday May the 25th (7:30PM kickoff) at Sansom Sports Complex in Knoxville, TN.
ASHEVILLE CITY SC STARTING XI: Blackwell, Boegemann, Botfield, Burti, Deeley, Glueckschalt, Miller, Murphey, Seery, Siegfried, Szalay
45' - SUB - Asheville City SC - Elma N'For replaces Joao Burti to start the second half.
57' - SUB - Knoxville Force - Polymnios Augousti replaces Kalula Bamba.
62' - SUB - Asheville City SC - Grady Bradshaw replaces Nick Boegemann.
62' - CARD - Knoxville Force - Defensive player Juan Zapata receives a yellow card on an aggressive tackle.
68' - SUB - Asheville City SC - Cameron Saul and Logan Woody replace Tom Deeley and Christian Szalay.
69' - GOAL - Knoxville Force - Ashley Kelynack was assisted by Tim Baker for the Force goal.
76' - SUB - Asheville City SC - Alex Lewis comes in for Ryan Murphey.
77'- SUB - Asheville City SC - Izaiah Vignali replaces Mitch Botfield.
90' (+4) - CARD - Knoxville Force - Lucas Cord receives a yellow card in the box, awarding Asheville City a penalty kick.
90' (+4) - GOAL - Asheville City SC - Jascha Glueckschalt calmly knocks the PK in to tie the game and grant ACSC a hard-earned point.
FULL TIME - ACSC 1 - KF 1
MAN OF THE MATCH - Elma N'For
FAN SELECTION - Tom Deeley
First Half: Asheville City - 40%, Knoxville Force - 60%
Second Half: Asheville City - 45%, Knoxville Force - 55%
Game: Asheville City 43%, Tri-Cities 57%
ACSC GAME STATS:
Shots on Target: 2
Shots off Target: 3
Free Kicks: 7