In many ways, Everson Lima’s goal came at the perfect time.

On the eve of his 32nd birthday, the Chattanooga Football Club defender scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal, heading in a Juan Hernandez pass in the 51st minute of a 2-1 win over Greenville FC on Saturday night in front of 3,524 at Finley Stadium.

Lima’s first goal of the season — after a number of close opportunities throughout the year — helped CFC keep pace with league-leading New Orleans. The Jesters won 3-1 Friday night and have 23 points in their 12 matches for a 1.92-per-match average. CFC has 21 points in 11 matches for 1.91 per match.

I feel lucky to have scored,” Lima said through teammate and translator Jose Ferraz. “I’ve been chasing it; I asked God and prayed a lot of times for this moment to happen, and I couldn’t have asked to score in a better place than in front of the fans that sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and supported me all the time.

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