08 May, 2011
“We broke from back and Mark had a great one-touch to me,” said Calderwood, who played four seasons with Beattie at Shorter University. “I made a front-post run and scored.”
Written by David Uchiyama. Photo by Tim Barber
Opening night went just right.
The Chattanooga Football Club topped Jacksonville United FC 2-0 before an announced crowd of 1,175 on Saturday at Finley Stadium.
Jacksonville United is a new entry in the National Premier Soccer League, while CFC won the NPSL Southeast Division as a second-year member in 2010.
“What a great night,” CFC manager Brian Crossman said. “When it started, they played like defending champions and treated us like new kids on the block.”
Yet Chattanooga shook off its jitters of playing before friends and family on the eve of Mother’s Day.
“It couldn’t have worked out better,” said Mark Beattie, who had an assist in the win. “I didn’t play last season, but this was excellent.”