Photos: ACSC vs. Chattanooga FC

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 14, 2019)Asheville City’s men’s team saw its 2019 campaign come to an end on Saturday evening at Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium in the NPSL’s Southeast Conference final.

Chattanooga FC prevailed by a 4-1 margin over its rival city to the northeast to advance to play Miami FC (9-1-0) on Tuesday at South Florida’s Barry University. A crowd of 2,800+ was on hand including a vocal contingent of Blues’ fans who made the 200-mile trip from Asheville. Threatening skies and intermittent downpours marked the evening throughout.

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Midfielder Chris Allan (Jarrow, England) had Asheville’s sole score in the game’s 39th minute on a penalty kick to pull the team within a goal of Chattanooga (7-2-1) at 2-1. The hosts responded with two goals in the second half to seal the conference championship.

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The Blues end the season with a 5-3-2 league record and a first-round NPSL playoff win on their 2019 resumé. Both the men’s and women’s sides captured postseason victories this year, a first in the young franchise’s history. (photos – T. Flynn)

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