LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In danger of losing a third consecutive match Louisville City FC turned to its birthday boy to bail them out at Pittsburgh Friday night. George Davis IV scored a pair of second half goals on his 29th birthday and LouCity erased a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat the Riverhounds 2-1 and regain first place in the USL's Eastern Division.
Corey Hertzog's goal in the 27th minute gave Pittsburgh a lead they held for thirty minutes despite eight first-half corners from the visitors.
Davis tied it in the 57th minute and scored the game-winner in the 82nd minute off a beautiful feed in traffic from Aodhan Quinn. It was the 4th and 5th goals on the year for Davis. In between the goals, Chandler Hoffman was taken down in the box from behind by Pittsburgh's Mike Green. That earned Green a red card and Hoffman a penalty kick. He went low left and Mauricio Vargas dove to his right to make the save and keep the game even.
"There's nothing I'd rather do on my birthday than play a sport I love with some guys I trust and believe in," said Davis. "This was the result we needed."
"When you look at what happened tonight when we took the penalty and didn't get it, but the fight to come back and still keep going, keep going, keep driving and win the game speaks volumes about our guys," added head coach James O'Connor.
The win pushed Lou City's record to 13-3-6 and inched them past the New York Red Bulls II and back into first place in the East. It also ended a two-game losing streak which followed a 17-game unbeaten streak. Next up is a home game at Wednesday August 10th against the Harrisburg City Islanders. It's a 7:30 pm start at Louisville Slugger Field.
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