Lexington Sporting Club fought to a 2-2 draw at Breese Stevens Field against Forward Madison FC, bringing the club’s season record against Madison to 0-1-2.
The draw brings the club’s record to 7-13-10 (31 points), remaining in 9th in the league standings. The result also saw Madison move to 11-9-10 (43 points), standing at 6th in the league.
Lexington SC entered the match on the back of a 5-3 loss against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC that officially eliminated the club from playoff contention.
It was a close match early with little of note occurring in the first half of play apart from Lexington SC goalkeeper Austin Causey making three consecutive defensive stands in the box to prevent a Madison goal.
With the defensive effort, the visitors entered the break with the game tied at 0-0.
Despite that, the home side did eventually find the back of the net in the 65th minute thanks to Derek Gebhard. Unwilling to throw in the towel, Ates Diouf notched his 15th goal of the season in the 74th minute to level the match.
Madison added a second in the 78th minute to retake the lead, but Lexington was again unwilling to give in as Kimball Jackson scored his first ever professional goal in the 84th minute to level the game for the final time.
Both sides fought for a winner but the full-time whistle soon brought the sharing of points and the 2-2 final.
Lexington SC controlled the possession in the match, holding the ball 53.7% of the time while Madison won in expected goals, seeing a 2.21 to 0.62 advantage.
Next up for Lexington SC the boys in green will return to Kentucky for the club’s home finale on October 7 against North Carolina FC.
Fans can purchase tickets to the match against North Carolina 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), and in USL Super League (women’s professional soccer launching in 2024). The two professional teams are the pinnacle of the soccer ecosystem in Lexington that features more than 1,400 players within its youth and academy systems. Lexington SC in the process of building the club’s formal stadium, performance center and training fields.