The Revolution kept their playoff hopes alive Tuesday night.

McDONOUGH — A game where everything was on the line for the Georgia Revolution led to an exciting Tuesday night affair in Henry County where the Revs survived on a late Jamar Oakley goal.

The 1-0 victory also saved the Revolution’s chances at making the postseason too in the National Premier Soccer League.

It was a makeup game from when the Revolution’s field became a lake earlier in the season but the Atlanta Soccer Club and the Revolution put on their long-awaited rivalry game easily.

It was tumultuous and the Revolution crowd really shifted each time the ball crossed mid-field. Atlanta had a majority of the first half under lock but the Steo Magennis-led squad continued to stay aggressive.

For every attempt that Atlanta made at goal, the Revolution found a way to match on the opposite side.

When the second half kicked off the Revolution were playing harder than the first half. But the way Evan Gaffney played in the goal for the Revs was spot on. Especially considering Oakley scored the first and only goal of the game 66 minutes into play.

In stoppage time, the Revs survived four different attack chances from Atlanta but everything panned out in the end as the Revs captured the victory.

Sports Editor

Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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