Lexington Sporting Club reached a 1-1 draw against South Georgia Tormenta FC at Tormenta Stadium in Statesboro, Ga., earning the first road point in club history.
The draw brings the club’s record to 2-5-4 (10 points) while Tormenta FC moves to 4-5-3 (15 points).
The visitors entered the game on the back of two straight draws with league rivals One Knoxville SC and NC Hailstorm FC by scores of 1-1 and 2-2 respectively. The match marked the second meeting between Tormenta FC and Lexington SC, with Lexington taking the first match 2-1 at home for the first win in club history.
Taking the pitch in Tormenta Stadium, the home side wasted no time getting on the board, earning a penalty in the sixth minute to take a quick lead.
Lexington SC refused to falter though and it would be Ates Diouf, fresh off the first brace in club history, who found the back of the net in the 16th minute off an assist by Cesar Murillo Jr. The goal came after a series of corner kicks won by the visitors, with the captain Charlie Machell taking the corner kick.
With both teams entering the halftime break deadlocked, things picked up right where they left off in the second half with several yellow cards being assessed.
Nico Brown nearly put Lexington SC ahead following a beautiful cross into the box by Tate Robertson, but the effort would miss just high.
Lexington goalkeeper Amal Knight then took things into his own hands, making a series of diving saves and impressive stops to keep the home side from retaking the lead.
While both sides continued to put up chances, full time would soon see a sharing of points in South Georgia with the game tied at 1-1.
Tormenta FC controlled the possession and expected goals in the match, holding the ball 53.7% of the time and seeing a 2.15 to 1.03 advantage in expected goals.
Next up for Lexington SC the club will return home on June 14 for a rematch against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.
Fans can purchase tickets to the match through the link here.
About Lexington Sporting Club
Lexington Sporting Club is a U.S. Soccer professional soccer club competing in USL League One (U.S. Soccer Third Division Men’s Professional Soccer League). Launching its inaugural professional season in 2023, the professional team is the pinnacle of the soccer eco-system in Lexington and features more than 1,400 players within its youth and academy systems, a pre-professional women’s team beginning in 2023 in the USL W League and is in the process of building the club’s formal stadium, performance center and training fields.