Despite an hour lightning delay, 1650 Chattanooga Football Club supporters showed up to root on the home side on Saturday evening at Finley Stadium. The Atlanta teams scored three first half goals to claim the 3-1 win.
The energy in the stadium was palpable with drums, noise, makers and the usual bantering of opposing players from fans. Chattanooga FC got off to an energetic start and played extremely high pressure the first 10 minutes.
Atlanta FC, the reigning Southeast Conference Champions, settled in soon thereafter and began to move the ball with precise, one-touch passes. Dangerous scoring opportunities were exchanged by both sides until Leo Sanchez of Atlanta FC converted on a counter-attack off of a Chattanooga FC corner kick in the 24th minute.
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