Tennessee Wesleyan College traveled to Baylor High School to meet NCAA II University of West Florida on Saturday. This was UWF's second game of the season after they beat Spring Hill College 3-0 earlier this week. UWF is an excellent program, they have won the last 4 Gulf South Conference Championships and are projected to win their fifth straight this season. Their coach Bill Elliot previously coached at TWC before moving to UWF 15 years ago.
TWC shuffled the pack at half time bringing on Ryan Smith and Joshua Leader for their first appearances of the season. The changes seemed to work for TWC who started brightly creating a lot more chances than they had in the first half. Josh Simnett who moved to right back for the second half was getting into the attack on a regular basis, had a rocket volley tipped over the bar. TWC was having more joy down the left too through Martyn Freestone who moved over there for the second half. It was through these two that TWC got back into the game, Simnett charging down the right played an inch perfect cross just over the UWF right backs head to Freestone who was waiting on the back post and after an excellent first touch used his second to slot it past the UWF goalkeeper. TWC were back in it!Chances came and went for TWC and it looked like they were going to come away with a tough 2-1 defeat, but with 2 minutes left in regulation TWC won a free kick in the UWF half. John Carrier took it, he whipped an excellent ball into the box, players jumped but no-one got a touch including the UWF goalkeeper who let the ball through his legs and into the net, the TWC players were in raptures. 2-2 TWC had pulled two goals back and were going to overtime for the second time in a week.