By Georgia Revolution FC
Georgia Revolution FC play to a 2-2 draw against Inter Nashville FC in front of the home fans at Warhawk Stadium. The Revolution started the game with a change of formation and game plan as they changed their shape to become more defensive in order to challenge the team following two straight losses to open their season.
The Revolution took the challenge and began the game with an early score off an intercepted ball by Kenny Doublette that was tapped into the net by Aaron Whitten in the third minute of the game to bring the Revolution to a 1-0 lead early. The 1-0 lead would remain in the Revolution’s favor going into halftime as the defensive line led by Eduardo Gomes, Thomas Herwig, and Rodrigo Goncalves kept Inter Nashville FC from getting any chances at the goal during the first half.
The second half began on a faster note as Inter Nashville began to press for a goal, and this led to a more open and fast-paced game that saw Matija Gligorovic save seven shots on goal with four of those coming in the second half of play. During the 66th minute of play, Inter Nashville FC was awarded a penalty in the box and converted to put the score even at 1-1.
Later in the 73rd minute, Inter Nashville scored off a cross into the box as the Revolution played with 10 men due to a head-on collision at midfield that led to a player being subbed out following the goal. The score remained 2-1 until a free kick 10 yards away from the box in the 75th minute for the Revolution was swung on by Jack Gurr to equalize the game and put the Revolution in position to earn their first point of the season. The Revolution continued to press the pace towards the latter part of the game, but even with their several chances in stoppage time the game ended in a 2-2 draw against Inter Nashville FC.
Head Coach Steo Magennis was very impressed with what he saw in the draw.
“Today we changed our tactics a little bit and it wasn’t in reflection of the opponent but in reflection of not conceding a goal,” Magennis said. “That was our objective and they achieved it. Our guys managed in the difficult moments, they all stood up. True character once again. Although we didn’t get the full three points, it’s a good setup for next weekend. Asheville is a good opponent and we know it will be good battle.”
Georgia Revolution FC return to action Saturday, May 25th at Asheville City SC as the Revolution look to go on the road for the second time this season to Memorial Stadium in Asheville, North Carolina where the Revolution drew a 1-1 tie last season. The match is scheduled for 7:30 pm ET and will be streamed live on MyCujooTV.
Photo Credit: Ken Switay