Rockdale's own Georgia Revolution beat Chattanooga 4-3 in a Saturday night rematch on the road, keeping hope alive for a shot at the conference title.
"It was very exciting and the guys are very excited about potentially winning the league," said Coach Rafe Mauran.
It was the first home loss for Chattanooga in two years. The Revolution jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Hailab Habtom served a ball into Sean Grisham who headed in the cross. Georgia went up 2-0 with 15 minutes to go in the first half as some quick passing and movement off the ball by Kwadwo Poku and Jumol Harewood led to an own goal from the Chattanooga defense. After halftime, the Revolution got a third goal six minutes in as Hailab Habtom fed Jumol Harewood who beat the keeper one-on-one to make it 3-0.
The Revolution currently sit in second place in the Southeast Division with 15 points, tied with the division's other first-year team, Jacksonville United. The United have the edge with one more win than the Revolution at five.
Chattanooga still remains in first place with 17 points. Both Chattanooga and Jacksonville have one game remaining against, last-place Knoxville and Atlanta, respectively.
The Revolution will play Rocket City United in Madison, Alabama on July 16 and finish the regular season at home against the Atlanta Silverbacks at 7 p.m. on July 23 at the RYSA complex.
If Georgia loses Saturday and Chattanooga or Jacksonville wins they will be elliminated from the playoffs. However, if the Revolution wins or ties they will still be able to clinch a playoff spot in their final home game of the season.