Forward Madison played host to third-place squad Greenville Triumph SC in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday night at Breese Stevens Field. The match began at 7:06pm. Forward Madison entered the match with 28 points, good enough for 7th in USL League One.
The teams exchanged possession early on in the match, with chances created on both ends. The breakthrough for Forward Madison came in the 20th minute when the squad built from the back, played a through ball to Jake Keegan on the endline, who served up a pass to Derek Gebhard to finish a tap-in goal. The Flamingos held much of the possession to end the first half and went into the break on top 1-0.
The second half had a significant amount of back and forth action, with Forward Madison playing more on the defensive to start the half. The backline of Eric Leonard and Conor Tobin was tested often by the Greenville attack, but they remained strong and limited shots on goal from the visitors. The tides changed in the 79’ minute as an errant pass to Phil Breno ended up as a Greenville Triumph equalizing goal.
With the draw, Forward Madison remain in 7th position in the USL League One Table. Up next for FMFC is a road test against New England Revolution II on Friday, October 1 at 4pm CT.