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Forward Madison Comes Close, But Not Close Enough in Home Defeat to New England

June 19, 2021 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - Forward Madison FC News Release


Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II
Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II
(Forward Madison FC, Credit: Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)

Forward Madison just couldn't find the back of the net Saturday night, striking the post multiple times in a 2-0 defeat to New England Revolution II at Breese Stevens Field. The visitors struck twice against the run of play, dooming the Flamingos' to their second home loss of the season.

The first period of play went mostly the way of the Flamingos, but it was New England II which broke the deadlock through Noel Buck in the first minute of first half stoppage time. The Revs' Justin Rennicks drove down the left wing before cutting the ball back for Buck, who powered in an effort from close range.

For the home team, plenty of chances were unable to generate much substance. The highlights came through Carlos Gomez - whose shot went just wide in the 11th minute - and Noah Fuson, who rang the crossbar in the 28th minute.

The second half swung more in favor of the visitors as they scored a second goal through MIchael Tsicoulias in the 81st minute. The Flamingos were unable to contest the Revs as they pushed the ball down the field, and Ronaldo Lomeli found himself on the back foot as Tsicoulias dribbled inside and smashed a shot to the far post from the left side of the box.

The loss strands Forward Madison in seventh place on 12 points, but still in contention for USL League One's six playoff places. The Flamingos head east for next Wednesday for a road game against the Greenville Triumph on June 23 before returning home for a midweek rematch against New England Revolution II on June 30.




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Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II
Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II

(Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)
Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II
Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II

(Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)
Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II
Forward Madison FC battles New England Revolution II

(Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)

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