Win and stay alive. That's what the Chattanooga Football Club knows they have to do from here on out. And so it was no surprise Friday night that the CFC layed the hammer down on the Knoxville Force, 5-0 in the first round of playoffs.

CFC goal keeper Gregor Hartley was back in action after taking some time off from a knee injury. He looked as good as new, making sure nothing got by him Friday night.

At the thirty-two minute mark, Knoxville got a penalty in the box, giving Luke Winter a free kick. The striker blasted one right past the Force keeper into the bottom left-hand corner of the net to give CFC a 1-0 lead.

Chattanooga didn't stop there though. Will Roberts added a goal before the half to make it 2-0 at halftime. Roberts then came back to score another goal along with Kieran Bywater and Samuel Goni to make it 5-0 CFC. 

Chattanooga, having the best record in the league, will continue to host playoffs as long as the team continues to win. 

CFC will now face Memphis City FC in the Southeast Championship game Saturday 7:30 p.m. in Finley Stadium.