The Riverhounds scored in the closing minutes, but the match ended in a draw at home.

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The Riverhounds scored in the closing minutes, but the match ended in a draw at home.

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For 89 minutes, it looked like the Pittsburgh Riverhounds were looking to score three crucial points.

Instead, they were left with another disappointing home draw against the bottom team.

Milan Iroski scored in the 90th minute for Orange County on Saturday night in an equalizing goal that ended in a 1-1 draw at Highmark Stadium.

Iroski, the top scorer in the USL Championship with 21 points, tapped Eric Torres’s cross.

Torres ran down two defenders and ran down a long pass before completing the pass.

“There’s no excuse for that (the goal),” Hounds coach Bob Lilly said. “The players are inexcusable. We failed. We should be able to finish that game. There is no reasonable explanation I can give for that.”

Orange County (7-13-11) is bottom of the Western Conference. The Hounds (15-8-8) were tied for third place with Tampa Bay and Birmingham on 55 points, but a draw meant he had three games left in the regular season, putting him in fifth place. He was trailed by two points.

In the event of a tie with Brimmingham, the Hounds would own the tie-break and finish fourth to play the home play-off game. But now they need help making it happen.

Albert Dikwa scored in the 4th minute from an excellent pass from midfield by Kenald Forbes.

It was Dikwa’s 11th goal of the season.

“In the end we were in a good position and King Kenny (Forbes) had good eyesight and let the ball slide,” Dikwa said.

From there the Hounds dominated the ball but could not find a dangerous moment on goal.

Lilly felt too content to settle for long passes instead of using space to maintain possession and build offense. He likened it to a run-and-gun transition game in basketball.They should have played a half-court game.

Ultimately bit them after a solid night on the back line.

“When you’re winning the game, you have to slow down,” Lilly said. “We all know it. They’ll know it when we talk about it. But they think we have to score goals. Well, we I didn’t realize that, now it’s the last 10 or 5 minutes, let’s be rock solid now, we’re an experienced team and we need to know better.”

The draw continues, ending a winning streak at Highmark Stadium. The Hounds haven’t had his single win at home since his 1-0 victory over FC Tulsa on July 30th. He’s 0-1-4 in his last five games at home.

Next Saturday, the Hounds will host USL Championship leaders San Antonio FC, who have 7 more points than any other team in the league.

“Over the last few years they’ve been the team that’s played the most direct and they’re good at it,” Lilly said. “So their record is good. When every ball is put in a dangerous area and you are challenged every time you get on the ball, it’s not easy to counter it. It almost forces you to play long.” It will be difficult to find space, so we have to do better next week.”