Match RecaP | Asheville City SC 2, Georgia Revs 1
POSTED BY: ASHEVILLE CITY SC, MAY 9th, 2017
Asheville City Soccer Club prevailed in the inaugural home opener match against the Georgia Revolution FC for a 2-1 win. Cold and rainy pre-game conditions did little to dampen the spirits for the 2,176 supporters that filled Asheville's Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
The three points put Asheville City into a three-way tie with the Birmingham Hammers and Inter Nashville FC for first place in the Southeast Conference.
Asheville City SC heads to Memphis next Saturday, the 13th, to play Memphis City FC, kickoff at 7:00PM CST. Ticket information can be found on Memphis City FC's website: www.memphiscityfc.com.
18' - GOAL - Asheville City SC - The game broke open in on an attempted clearance by a Rev defender after a shot block and deflection from the keeper. The clearance made it just out of the box before Asheville City's Brady Blackwell covered 30 yards to win the 50-50 ball. Tom Deeley put a low cross into the box to a wide open Christian Szalay who put the ball away for Asheville City's first ever goal.
31' - GOAL - Georgia Revolution- The Rev's tied the game on a beautiful sequence of play, with Christian Duncan finishing the goal.
45' - SUB - Asheville City SC - Asheville City started the second half with a new striker, Logan Woody, replacing Joao Burti.
52' - SUB - Asheville City SC - Jesse Foreman replaces team captain Ryan Murphy.
60' - SUB - Asheville City SC- Grady Bradshaw replaces Nick Boegemann.
67' - SUB- Asheville City SC - Coach Gary Hamel makes three more changes with Brayan Aguirre, Cameron Saul, and Zach Compton replacing Tom Deeley, Christian Szalay and Jack Lewis.
67' - SUB- Georgia Revolution - Oliver Haines replaces Shaun Greenfield.
75' - GOAL - Asheville City SC- Zach Compton sends a beautifully placed long ball at the edge of the Rev's 18 yard line where it was misjudged by the Rev's keeper. Cameron Saul took advantage and beat the keeper to the ball leading to an easy knock in and go-ahead goal.
80' - SUB- Georgia Revolution - Coj Perez replaces Adam McCabe.
90' - CARD- Asheville City SC- Brady Blackwell was issued a yellow card after a hard challenge.
1st Half: Asheville City SC - 45%, Georgia Revolution - 55%
2nd Half: Asheville City SC - 58%, Georgia Revolution - 42%
Game: Asheville City SC - 51%, Georgia Revolution - 49%