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Match Recap: Tormenta FC, Chattanooga Play to Thrilling Tie

By Bernadette O'Donnell -, 07/25/20, 11:00PM EDT


Micaletto, Jackson score in 2020 home-opening draw

Photo courtesy of Aaron Cranford // South Georgia Tormenta FC

STATESBORO, Ga. - After four months of hiatus from competitive action, South Georgia Tormenta FC returned to the pitch and played an exciting 90 minutes en route to a 2-2 tie against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC at Erk Russell Park.

"The biggest takeaway for me was the courage shown in the last twelve minutes," TFC Head Coach John Miglarese said. "We only had two subs tonight, and we still found a way to get a point. The character and the drive and the way the guys dug in the last twelve minutes, I'm proud of them."

Marco Micaletto started the match off with a bang by scoring a goal within the first 10 minutes following a perfectly-weighted pass into space by Ricardo Gomez. This early goal earned Micaletto the Man of the Match title for tonight’s game.

After a strong first half, the Tormenta squad conceded two goals from Chattanooga’s Greg Hurst in the 52nd and 61st minutes. Daniel Jackson then helped the home side earn a point by scoring a stoppage-time goal.

"We all can't wait to play Richmond in a few days," Micaletto said. "We left the field and straight away, we're focused on Tuesday. We’re going to be ready, and we're going to get a result."

Tormenta FC has a quick turnaround as it continues its three-match home streak, facing the Richmond Kickers on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. ET in Erk Russell Park.


MARCO MICALETTO, Midfielder: The midfield maestro scored the club's first goal of the 2020 regular season and created five scoring chances throughout the 90 minutes of play.