Golden Lions Drop Match at PCDA Black

After leading 2-1 with eight minutes left, the Bowling Green Football Club Golden Lions lost 3-2 to Pre-College Development Academy Black on Friday night in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The loss is the first of the season for the Golden Lions and pushes them further down the table in the Kentucky/Tennessee Conference of the United Premier Soccer League.

BGFC had three corner kicks within the first three minutes of the match but could not put a goal on the board. PCDA Black had a great chance just seconds later, but the one-on-one chance was thwarted by BGFC defender #5 Kevin Ahmad.

But the Lions struck gold in the 10th minute as the Red Dragon, #11 Will Bryan, netted home the game’s first goal. However, the lead was short-lived as PCDA Black tied the game off some sloppy defending by BGFC.

The rest of the first half was a back-and-forth, competitive affair. In the 43rd minute, BGFC #9 Yonelson Alvarez (nicknamed Yo by his teammates) put one in the back of the goal giving the Golden Lions a 2-1 lead heading into the half.

The majority of the second half played out as the last part of the first half, with BGFC controlling the pace of play and having better opportunities. However, after making several substitutions, the Golden Lions let in an equalizer in the 83rd minute.

The final few minutes were a flurry of opportunities for the Golden Lions. Back-to-back misses wide left shots, crosses that went unanswered, missed headers, and a shot that was just over the top crossbar.

Despite all the efforts, BGFC could not seal the victory; but PCDA Black could. PCDA Black was able to steal the game with a 93rd-minute winner. 

The loss will drop the Golden Lions out of the playoffs, currently. However, BGFC will have a chance to regain their winning ways as they head to Mayfield on Sunday to take Pumas Premier in the Battle for Western Kentucky.


  • Jimmie Martin

    Jimmie Martin is a charismatic soccer podcast host from Kentucky who passionately advocates for Promotion and Relegation in US Soccer. With infectious enthusiasm and a lighthearted sense of humor, he engages fellow enthusiasts on the Bluegrass Soccer Cast. Jimmie's goal is to promote the growth of soccer in the US while entertaining and educating his audience.

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