HARTFORD, Conn.– Memphis 901 FC gathers one point after a 1-1 draw with Hartford Athletic Wednesday night.
Phillip Goodrum notched his eighth goal of the season with the equalizer in the second half.
Hartford scored the first goal on the first shot of the match as Juan Carlos Obregon Jr. took a tight shot from the left side just outside the six-yard box, sliding through to the back of the net in the 21st minute.
Molloy took a one-touch shot outside the box after 901 FC moved the ball around the off a throw-in deep in their attacking third in the 29 minute, the ball deflected off the Hartford defenders out for a corner. Memphis continued to put on the pressure and create chances, forcing James Slayton to make the save.
Trey Muse came up with two big saves in the 43 minute, keeping the score 1-0 going into the half. Memphis and Hartford finished the first 45 minutes with three shots a piece, Hartford with two on target to 901 FC’s one.
Goodrum and Memphis 901 FC looked to equalize with chance after chance, the closest with a shot just outside the right side of the box, flying just over the top of the crossbar in the 50th minute.
Memphis was able to put the ball in the back of the net as Lucas Turci sent a ball from the top of the box to a waiting Goodrum, who slid to push the ball past Slayton and even the score in the 64th minute.
Muse came up with another big-time save in the 79th minute, sending the shot from Hartford over the crossbar to keep the match tied up. Memphis and Hartford took the match all the way through stoppage time, exchanging shot for shot, both teams looking for the three points before the final whistle sounded and both teams came away with a point.
Memphis will return to AutoZone Park to take on FC Tulsa on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. CT.