Chattanooga FC wins shutout on road, has two home matches next week

Staff photo by Patrick MacCoon / Chattanooga FC keeper Jean Antoine makes a leaping grab in a NISA match against the Savannah Clovers on May 6 at Finley Stadium.

Jean Antoine continues to be a wall in goal for the Chattanooga Football Club.

Fresh off becoming the first keeper to be named player of the month by the National Independent Soccer Association, Antoine posted his fifth clean sheet in six matches to lead Chattanooga FC in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Flower City Union in Rochester, New York.

CFC (4-0-2, 14 points) has built a comfortable five-point lead atop the NISA standings and has outscored its opposition 11-1 this season, when the coverage in front of the net provided by the 6-foot-3 Antoine has been excellent.

Markus Naglestad scored in the 44th minute against Flower City for his league-leading fourth goal as he chases another golden boot award after earning the NISA honor last season, when he was also selected as MVP.

Flower City has lost all four of its matches to start the schedule and is at the bottom of the nine-league standings.

CFC has two home matches next week, with Albion San Diego (1-1-1) visiting Finley Stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the second-place Maryland Bobcats (3-1-0) there for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday.

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