Three Thoughts: Atlantic City FC 0-1 FC Monmouth

Matt DeLuca

Communications/Lead Broadcaster

Suffocating Defense

While Atlantic City FC registered 14 shots in the contest, only one was on target, which was saved by goalkeeper Jake Leahy in the 56th minute. In two of the three games the team has played this season, FC Monmouth has held their opponent to one or fewer shots on goal, with the other being the 2-0 season-opening win over New Jersey Copa FC on May 18th. Wednesday’s 1-0 victory is also the second shutout on the season in the three games played, which is one behind the mark the team set last season.


Not Fazed by the Delay

FC Monmouth was leading 1-0 in the 70th minute when the game was paused due to weather, which began a delay that ended up lasting three hours. Despite waiting inside and outside of the locker room for the three hours, the team returned to the field with the same focus and energy, not allowing a shot on goal during the final 20 minutes and closing out the game.

A Close One

The 1-0 result was the first one-goal margin for FC Monmouth this season. During their inaugural campaign in 2018, the team saw four of their ten regular season contests separate them and their opponents by just one goal. FC Monmouth was 4-0-0 in those contests. Expanded to a two-goal margin, FC Monmouth won five of seven contests last season. So far in 2019, they are 2-0-0 in games decided by two goals or less.

Evan McMurtrie