Pacific FC Hand York 9 FC Second Straight Loss
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Saturday, August 17, 2019
York Region, ON--- Pacific FC capitalized on their scoring chances on the narrow pitch at York Lions stadium this afternoon and shut out the home side York 9 FC.
York 9 FC coach Jimmy Brennan went with a 4-2-3-1 formation with Nathan Ingham starting in-goal, Morey Doner, Diyaeddine Abzi, Luca Gasparotto, and Daniel Gogarty on the back-line, Kyle Porter, Wataru Murofushi, Joseph Di Chiara, Manuel Aparicio, and Ryan Telfer in the midfield, and Rodrigo Gattas as the striker.
These two teams last played each other on July 17th, which saw York 9 come out victorious 2-1. In fact, York 9 have been successful against Pacific during this inaugural CPL season; in the three games they’ve played, York 9 have a 2-0-1 record against Pacific.
York 9 were doing a great job moving the ball and creating plays and scoring chances early on and they were able to test Pacific goalkeeper Mark Village, which showed that the team were willing to take risks when they found themselves in a favorable position.
Ryan Telfer had the best opportunity of the half in the 26th minute, when he intercepted a pass in Pacific’s box however, he didn’t get a powerful shot on goal and resulted in Village making an easy save and keeping the game scoreless.
Manuel Aparicio and Victor Blasco got into a shoving match after a late challenge, which led to a yellow card being shown to both players. Aparicio just came back from serving a suspension for accumulating too many yellow cards.
In the 37th minute, Pacific’s Terran Campbell got his team on the scoresheet when he used his strength and got a diving header following a free-kick to put his team up 1-0. With the goal, Campbell now leads the CPL in scoring with 8-goals, which is a positive sign for the team who’ve not had the best of luck during the fall season and are currently at the bottom of the standings.
York 9 FC goalkeeper Nathan Ingham came up big for his team in the 47th minute when Pacific’s Victor Blasco had a one-on-one opportunity and was blocked by Ingham, to keep York 9 in the game and within one goal.
Much like last week’s game with Valor, York 9 FC looked like the much better team in the way they controlled the majority of possession, but they just didn’t have any luck converting their scoring chances. York 9 had some chances to score from a free kick but hadn’t been able to get clear shot on goal.
Steve Furlano was subbed on for captain Manny Aparicio and didn’t waste any time making an impact on the game; he was active in the midfield and was doing a great job tracking back on the defensive end.
York 9 defender Diyaeddine Abzi had a excellent opportunity in the 77th minute, when he maneuvered his way around two Pacific players and struck a powerful shot that had just went over the bar. This was frustrating for the team because they had done everything possible but couldn’t finish.
Pacific’s Zachary Verhoven scored in an empty net after York 9 goalkeeper Nathan Ingham moved into the midfield in an attempt to help his team get the tying goal, to make it 2-0 and seal the win for his team.
Photo Credit: Giancarlo Aulino (@gian_411)