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Vancouver FC takes the First Derby Match of the Season

Vancouver FC won their first Salish Sea Derby match of the season against their rivals from across the Georgia Strait, extending their winning streak in this matchup to three games and moving into second place in the CPL behind undefeated Atlético Ottawa. It’s not too early to circle July 12th on your calendars when Ottawa comes to Langley.

The game did not start off well for Vancouver, giving up a penalty kick in the 6th minute with Ayman Sellouf placing his perfectly taken kick in the lower right corner. Vancouver nearly equalized in the 14th minute when Vasco Fry’s shot from 20 metres went just over the crossbar.

Moses Dyer scored his 3rd goal of the season to equalize in the 40th minute when he slipped a low cross from the left wing into the goal. Dyer nearly put Vancouver into the lead in the 48th minute when he was left unguarded 6 metres out and narrowly missed the post.

As the second half progressed, play started to open up, with both teams having excellent scoring opportunities. Pacific FC started to take control of the game with Vancouver needing to clear one great opportunity off the goal line in the 61st minute and then a shot narrowly missing the post in the 73rd minute.

Sloppy play by the Pacific defence in the 85th minute led to Vasco Fry’s winner after Jose Navarro’s initial shot from 15 metres struck the defender, going straight to Vasco Fry who placed his shot in the top left corner of the Pacific goal.

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