Carolina Lightnin’ 3, Nashville Diamonds 1 (08.06.82)

Carolina 3-1 Nashville

August 6, 1982 — (Charlotte, N.C.)

Scoring Summary
CAR — Pat Fidelia [second half]
CAR — Pat Fidelia (Redmond Lane) [second half]
NASH — Michael Harderson 87′
CAR — David Pierce (Pat Fidelia) 88′

Lightnin’ strikes quick on faltering Diamonds

(Nashville Banner, 08.07.82)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Nashville Diamonds (2-17-3) ran their winless streak to 11 games Friday with a 3-1 loss here to the Carolina Lightnin’ (8-10-3)

After 60 minutes of shutout soccer, the Lightnin’ struck for two quick goals — both by Pat Fidelia — in a four minute period to take a 2-0 lead. Fidelia got his first on an unassisted effort following a corner kick, then took Redmond Lane’s pass in for the second.

Nashville sliced the margin to 2-1 when Michael Harderson rebounded a missed shot in the 87th minute, but Fidelia then assisted in David Pierce’s goal one minute later to ice the contest.