ATLANTA — Midfielder Keith Savage had his first two goals of the season and goalkeeper Evan Newton had a shutout in his NASL debut as FC Tampa Bay routed Atlanta 4-0 Saturday night.
Tampa Bay (7-6-6) tied a season high for goals and set a club record for victory margin. The second-year club owns three three-goal victories, including one this season. With 27 points, Tampa Bay moved up to third in the eight-team league.
Forward Mike Ambersley, Tampa Bay's top scorer, got his ninth goal of the season in the 33rd minute, five minutes after Savage's first goal. Ambersley earned assists on both of Savage's goals. Matt Clare capped the scoring in the 82nd minute.
Newton, substituting for former Countryside High and USF standout Jeff Attinella, had only one previous appearance, in an exhibition win July 14 over English team Bolton.