The resurgent Chattanooga Football Club got the better end of a flurry of first-half goals and rolled to a 3-1 win over Asheville City SC on Saturday night at Finley Stadium.

The win was the sixth straight for CFC (6-1-1), which tightened its grip on the top spot in the National Premier Soccer League’s Southeast Conference. The run is even more impressive considering Chattanooga stumbled out of the gate to open league play.

What we did was come together,” CFC coach Bill Elliott said of how his team bounced back from an 0-1-1 start to the NPSL slate. “We tweaked a few things with our rotation, but we really talked about our attitude. The takeaway for us was we’ve got to go out and work hard every game, and I think that’s been at the heart of our success.”

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