Chattanooga FC’s tight win vs. Flower City extends unbeaten streak

Staff file photo by Matt Hamilton / Chattanooga FC captain Richard Dixon, left, helped lead the team to an NISA win Saturday night at Finley Stadium.

Team captain Richard Dixon drew a pivotal foul in the box to help provide the difference in the Chattanooga Football Club's 1-0 win against the Flower City Union in a National Independent Soccer Association match Saturday night at Finley Stadium.

Dixon's play set up a penalty kick for Markus Naglestad, who hammered the ball into the top left corner of the net in the 35th minute, and Chattanooga FC (12-3-7, 43 points) held from there. Flower City (2-17-3) played with 10 men on the field from the 53rd minute on.

Naglestad, a forward from Norway, leads the league with 18 goals this season. The former Providence College standout has scored 181 times during his collegiate and professional careers.

Alec Redington was in goal for CFC, and Tate Robertson was stellar defensively. Naglestad had five shots, while Taylor Gray had a pair of near misses just over the crossbar.

CFC, unbeaten in seven straight matches and already qualified for the NISA playoffs, will host Albion San Diego (7-3-5) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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