The Pittsburgh Riverhounds (3-12-4) can throw their four-game losing streak away. The Riverhounds, who had lost four in a row — and three of those losses came at home — traveled to North Carolina to face the Wilmington Hammerheads FC (6-8-6) on Saturday evening.
The team notched a dominant 4-1 win over the Hammerheads, which included Nick Thompson’s first goal as a member of the Riverhounds. However, his goal didn’t come until the 90’+ minute.
Scoring first for the team was captain Kevin Kerr, who netter the ball off a Wilmington turnover in the 45’ minute. A minute later, in the first half’s stoppage time, forward Corey Hertzog scored.
The second-half scoring started when midfielder Stephen Okai beat out Hammerheads goalkeeper Eric Ati on a cross to put the Hounds up 3-1 in the 69’ minute. Thompson then gave his team the three-goal lead with his goal, which was scored in stoppage time. The Hammerheads’ long goal came from Jermie Lynch, who was recently signed to the team, in the 62’ minute.
Wilmington went down to 10 men in the second half when Qudus Lawal was given a red card in the 76’ minute for stepping on Pittsburgh defender Sergio Campbell’s hand.
With their third win of the season securely under their belt, the Riverhounds will face Louisville City FC on Friday, August 5 at Highmark Stadium. Earlier this season when the two teams faced each other, LCFC and the Riverhounds drew 2-2.
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