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Forward Madison FC Extends Club Record Win Streak with First Win Ever at the Den

Match Preview: Forward Madison FC vs Greenville Triumph SC

June 8, 2024 – United Soccer League One (USL1)
Forward Madison FC News Release

Lineup Notes

MAD: #1 Schipmann, #2 Chilaka, #5 Mehl, #7 Prentice (79′ Payne), #8 Boyce (45′ Bartman), #10 Mesias, #16 Crull, #17 Gebhard (79′ Dieye), #19 Galindrez (66′ Chaney), #21 Villalobos (90′ Murphy Jr), #26 Sousa

Subs not used: Sanchez, Osmond

CHA: #1 Bush, #3 Roberts, #4 Watters, #5 Folla, #10 Malango, #11 Marsh, #13 Hernandez (72′ Ualefi), #16 Ruiz (90 + 3′ L. Hernandez), #17 Gomez (61′ Coutinho), #18 Green, #22 Lukic (72′ Paez)

Subs not used: Trilk, Fernandes, Oberholzer, Morris, Guerrero

Match Action

The first whistle blew in Chattanooga, and both sides were ready to go. The Red Wolves began with a few early corners, but it wasn’t until the tenth minute that the home team had a close shot on goal. Forward goalkeeper Bernd Schipmann miscalculated a ball at the top of the box, and Chattanooga player Ricky Ruiz took a shot on an open goal. However, defender Ferrety Sousa flew across the face of the goal to make a diving save and keep the game scoreless.

In the 20th minute, Forward went on the offense. Midfielder Wolfgang Prentice flanked the left side and served the ball to forward Juan Galindrez who hit a strong volley at goal, but was saved by Reed Wolves goalkeeper TJ Bush. Midfielder Derek Gebhard picked up the loose ball and ripped a shot of his own, but Bush made another incredible save to keep the ‘Mingos at zero.

The game continued to go back and forth, with both teams having good looks on goal. In the 35th minute, Forward looked to have notched the first goal, as Galindrez netted a soaring header, but the play was called offside. However, Galindrez would have another opportunity that he wouldn’t miss.

In the 43rd minute, Prentice played a soaring ball into the box. Sousa flicked the ball into the air, and, with an acrobatic shot, Galindrez buried the ball into the back of the net to put his ‘Mingos up 1-0 going into halftime.

Forward Madison subbed on Nazeem Bartman to maintain the lead in the second half. The Red Wolves brought offensive pressure, but Forward’s defense stayed compact. In the 59th minute, Chattanooga had a few dangerous looks on goal, two consecutive shots from Ruiz and Mayele Malango, but the ‘Mingos backline kept the ball out of the net.

The ‘Mingos didn’t have many dangerous looks on offense, besides a long distance shot from Sousa in the 67th minute. A few substitutions were made for both sides to preserve momentum, but the match…

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