Hartford Athletic fell to Memphis 901 FC after a tough battle ending in a 2-1 loss on Friday night. The fans brought it once again at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field showing up over 5,000 strong with nonstop chanting throughout the match.
Memphis 901 FC started off the scoring in the 24th minute with a goal from Duane Muckette. Muckette came through the center of the box for a quick pass from Abdi Mohamed to tap it in for the goal.
Hartford was quick to answer in the 31st minute with a textbook give and go. Raymond Lee fed Alex Dixon only to get it right back and drill one into the back of the net to bring it all level. The score would remain tied heading into the half.
In the second half, Jacob Lissek continued to stand on his head to keep Memphis from scoring with save after save. In the 70th minute Memphis' Elliot Collier attempted a header on a cross that was saved by Lissek but with the goalkeeper on the ground, Collier tapped it in on the rebound. The 2-1 score would hold out through the end of the match despite a late flurry of chances for the Athletic.
Hartford Athletic will play again on Tuesday in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup at Al Marzook Stadium at University of Hartford against New York Cosmos. Tickets are just $10! To get your tickets go to hartfordathletic.com/tickets.
Shots: 14-11 MEM
Shots on Target: 7-1 MEM
Corner Kicks: 6-2 MEM
Fouls Committed: 11-10 MEM
Saves: 5-0 HFD
Offside: 5-0 MEM
Possession: 56.9%-43.1% MEM
Passing Accuracy: 80.1%-74.6%
24’ Duane Muckette (Abdi Mohamed)
31’ Raymond Lee (Alex Dixon)
70’ Elliot Collier
29’ – Dan Metzger (yellow card)
36’ – Wesley Charpie (yellow card)
HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP
Jacob Lissek; Raymond Lee, Sem de Wit, Philip Rasmussen (Nikolaj Lyngo 45’); Harry Swartz, Sebastian Dalgaard, Collin Martin, Nicky Downs, Jonny Brown (Giuseppe Gentile 75’); Mac Steeves (Jose Angulo 75'); Alex Dixon.
MEMPHIS 901 FC STARTING LINEUP
Jeff Caldwell; Wesley Charpie, Tristan Hodge, Marc Burch, Abdi Mohamed, Duane Muckette (Rashawn Dally 69’), Adam Najem, Dan Metzger (Ewan Grandison 71’), Cameron Lindley, Elliot Collier, Jochen Graf (Morgan Hackworth 80’).