On a stormy Saturday night at Finley Stadium, the Chattanooga Football Club slogged through two lengthy weather delays to get its first point in National Premier Soccer League Members Cup action with a 1-1 draw against Michigan Stars FC.
Chattanooga FC dominated play, making the final result a disappointing outcome for a team desperately wanting a win in Members Cup play. According to statistics kept by the hosts of “The 423 SoccerPod” podcast, CFC had a 9-4 advantage in shots and a 4-2 advantage in shots on goal against the Stars, and the home team had six corner-kick opportunities to none for the visitors.
“It’s a struggle right now,” CFC associate head coach Peter Fuller said after the match. “We’re struggling to create good chances to score goals, and when we’re getting those chances we’re facing a good goalkeeper or hitting the crossbar. It’s a bad patch, and if you’ve been in it long enough you go through these times. But it’s real frustrating.”