The Chattanooga Red Wolves shut out the North Texas Soccer Club 1-0, Saturday at David Stanton Field, giving the club its first win in over a month.
The win kept the Red Wolves (7-5-7) perfect at home and still in the race to make the playoffs. The team will travel to face South Georgia Tormenta next weekend at Erk Russell Park. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. and can be streamed on ESPN.
The only score of the game came on Steven Beattie’s penalty kick after halftime in the 54th minute.
Tony Walls and Alex Mangels were outstanding on defense, helping their teammates shut out North Texas, the top offense in the United Soccer League.
- 14’ – Ricardo Pepi found some space on the edge of the box after a clever turn, but he could only drag his shot wide.
- 23’ – Vangjel Zguro came forward and fired a goal-bound shot, but Carlos Avilez got down quickly and parried the low drive to safety.
- 41’ – Vangjel Zguro’s free kick from 25 yards was whipped in, but it went high and wide of Avliez’s goal.
- 51’ – Sito Seoane ran onto a bouncing ball at the edge of the box but his shot flashed past the far post.
- 53’ – A foul in the box by Bicou Bissainthe on the edge of the box gave Chattanooga a penalty.
- 54’ –Red Wolves forward Steven Beattie stepped forward and his penalty found the bottom left corner to give his team a 1-0 lead.
- 65’ – Ricardo Pepi bent a free kick around the wall, but it went just wide with Alex Mangels scrambling.
- 70’ – Bicou Bissainthe was given a second yellow card for a foul in the midfield, and North Texas was reduced to 10 men.
- 90’+6’ – A ball bounced clear in the Red Wolves box, but Mangels got to the ball just ahead of Pepi.