The Chattanooga Football Club women must wait a couple of weeks to try again for their first-ever home win.
Kelly Downs doesn’t want to wait that long for a victory.
The CFC women fell to 0-2 in their inaugural season with a 2-0 loss Saturday night against the FC Nashville Wolves at Finley Stadium.
After showing a lot of promise on offense in its debut match against Mississippi Fuego FC, the CFC struggled for most of its second contest. The home team finished with 10 shots on goal and a number of dangerous opportunities but was unable to get a shot completely across the goal line — although one nearly got there.
“Today was frustrating,” said Downs, a former Soddy-Daisy standout. “We didn’t complete passes and we couldn’t finish shots, so we have a few things to work on in practice — like talking.
“I hope we get it together on the road Saturday.”
Midway through the second half with CFC already two goals down, a ball bouncing inside the box was struck by both Katy Morris and Suzanne Arafa. It hit the bottom part of the crossbar and looked as if it had angled over the yellow line, but it was not officially called a goal.
“Take nothing away from Nashville, but I think we had good opportunities in the second half,” CFC coach Patrick Winecoff said. “Any time you leave goals on the table and don’t score on them, it’ll come back to bite you, and it did us today. It’s unfortunate that we weren’t able to get some of those goals that were sitting there, because when you miss out on opportunities like that, it takes the wind out of your sails.”