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Match Recap: Chattanooga Red Wolves SC 2, Toronto FC II 2

By Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, 09/06/19, 7:00PM EDT

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Red Wolves equalize twice to secure point on the road

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (8-7-9) drew 2-2 against Toronto FC II (6-9-8) at BMO Training Ground on Friday. The result momentarily moves the Red Wolves up into fourth place in League One standings.

The first half of the match saw Toronto strike first, putting one on the board in the 31st minute after a hard tackle by defender Leo Folla was called for penalty kick. Jordan Perruzza finished from the spot, giving his side a 1-0 lead.

Six minutes into the second half, Chattanooga equalized after defender Tony Walls was brought down by Griffin Dorsey, earning the Red Wolves their own penalty kick. Captain Steven Beattie finished the penalty, notching his ninth goal of the season and putting him within two of the league leader.

The home side took back the lead in the 72nd minute, finding the net from another set piece situation due to a foul called on defender Timmy Mehl. Toronto’s Jordan Faria curled a free kick over the Red Wolves’ wall and past goalkeeper Alex Mangels, giving his side a short-lived 2-1 lead.

Chattanooga equalized for the second time 11 minutes later when Toronto’s backline failed to clear out a corner kick. The failed clearance found Mehl on the right flank who then sent a ball in to unmarked midfielder Connor Doyle at the back post. Doyle slid a pass across the six-yard box to Eamon Zayed who finished into an open net. The goal marked Zayed’s sixth of the season.

The two teams continued to battle through the final minutes of the match, but the score would stand at 2-2.

Although unable to capitalize, forward Sito Seoane had a dynamic performance, recording five shots for the Red Wolves. Defender Vangjel Zguro recorded five tackles, two clearances and one interception. Offensively, he sent in a total of 22 crosses. Defender Timmy Mehl recorded five interceptions and three blocks for the Red Wolves.

The match result is identical to that of the first-ever matchup between the two clubs back on June 1. The teams will have to wait until October 5 to see who will claim the season series when Toronto returns to Chattanooga for the final matchup between the two sides.

Up next, Chattanooga closes out its four-match road-stand, facing Lansing Ignite FC at Cooley Law School Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the final meeting between the two clubs. Chattanooga last visited Lansing on July 31 and fell 2-0. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match can be streamed live via ESPN+. 

GAME SUMMARY 

First Half:  

  • 2’ – Attempt blocked. Jayden Nelson (Toronto FC II) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked by Tony Wall (Chattanooga Red Wolves). Assisted by Griffin Dorsey.
  • 6’ – Attempt missed. Conor Doyle (Chattanooga Red Wolves) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Vangjel Zguro with a cross following a corner.
  • 7’ – Attempt saved. Franco Ramos Mingo (Toronto FC II) header from the center of the box is saved by Alex Mangels (Chattanooga Red Wolves).
  • 9’ – Attempt blocked. Sito Seoane (Chattanooga Red Wolves) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Hurst.
  • 9’ – Attempt saved. Sito Seoane (Chattanooga Red Wolves) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Éamon Zayed.
  • 10’ – Attempt missed. Sito Seoane (Chattanooga Red Wolves) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.
  • 30’ – Penalty Toronto FC II. Griffin Dorsey draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 31’ – Goal. Jordan Perruzza (Toronto FC II) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner. Toronto FC II 1, Chattanooga Red Wolves 0.
  • 35’ – Attempt missed. Greg Hurst (Chattanooga Red Wolves) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Conor Doyle.
  • 43’ – Attempt blocked. Griffin Dorsey (Toronto FC II) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mehdi Essoussi.
  • 44’ – Attempt blocked. Jordan Perruzza (Toronto FC II) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Petrasso.

Second Half: 

  • 51’ – Penalty conceded by Jesus West (Toronto FC II) after a foul on Tony Walls (Chattanooga Red Wolves) in the penalty area.
  • 51’ – Goal! Steven Beattie (Chattanooga Red Wolves) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner. Toronto FC II 1, Chattanooga Red Wolves 1.
  • 56’ – Attempt saved. Steven Beattie (Chattanooga Red Wolves) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Conor Doyle.
  • 56’ – Attempt blocked. Sito Seoane (Chattanooga Red Wolves) left footed shot from the left side of the six-yard box is blocked.
  • 57’ – Attempt missed. Éamon Zayed (Chattanooga Red Wolves) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close but misses to the right. Assisted by Greg Hurst.
  • 60’ – Attempt saved. Jordan Faria (Toronto FC II) left footed shot from outside the box is saved by Alex Mangels. Assisted by Luca Petrasso.
  • 67’ – Attempt saved. Mehdi Essoussi (Toronto FC II) left footed shot from outside the box is saved by Alex Mangels. Assisted by Gideon Waja.
  • 68’ – Attempt missed. Éamon Zayed (Chattanooga Red Wolves) right footed shot from the center of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Greg Hurst with a headed pass.
  • 72’ – Goal. Jordan Faria (Toronto FC II) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner. Toronto FC II 2, Chattanooga Red Wolves 1.
  • 83’ – Goal! Éamon Zayed (Chattanooga Red Wolves) right footed shot from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Doyle following a corner. Toronto FC II 2, Chattanooga Red Wolves 2.

LINEUPS: 

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC — Alex Mangels; Vangjel Zguro, Leo Folla, Timmy Mehl, Tony Walls, Sito Seoane (Josue Soto – 87’), Ualefi, Conor Doyle, Steven Beattie (C), Eamon Zayed, Greg Hurst

Substitutes not used — Will Dieterich, Colin Falvey, Andrew Moullin, Amirgy Pineda

Toronto FC II – Eric Klenofsky (C); Dorsey, Franco Ramos Mingo, Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Jesus West, Gideon Waja, Luca Petrasso, Mehdi Essoussi, Jordan Faria, Jayden Nelson (Shaan Hundal – 80’), Jordan Perruzza

Substitutes not used – Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Themi Antonoglou, Dante Campbell, Rocco Romeo, Antonio Carlini, Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty

Scoring Summary:

TOR: Jordan Perruzza – 31’

CHT: Steven Beattie – 51’

TOR: Jordan Faria – 72’

CHT: Eamon Zayed – 83’

Misconduct Summary: 

TOR: Franco Ramos Mingo (cautioned – 28’)

CHT: Tony Walls (cautioned – 33’)

CHT: Leo Folla (cautioned – 42’)

CHT: Timmy Mehl (cautioned – 71’)

TOR: Jesus West (cautioned – 74’)

TOR: Patrick Bunk-Andersen (cautioned – 90+1’)

Ejection Summary:  

N/a

MATCH INFORMATION: 

Head Official: Mo Mohseni
Assistant Referee: Jason Olinski
Assistant Referee: Brad Doubrough
4th Official: David Barrie