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CPL Roundup: HFX Wanderers score twice in four minutes, beat Valour FC 2-0

Alex De Carolis and Cory Bent scoring four minutes apart on their way to a 2-0 victory over Valour FC in Canadian Premiere League play
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CHARLOTTETOWN — The HFX Wanderers made the most of their opportunities on Wednesday, with Alex De Carolis and Cory Bent scoring four minutes apart on their way to a 2-0 victory over Valour FC in Canadian Premiere League play.

De Carolis opened the scoring in the 36th minute for the Wanderers (2-1-3) and Bent doubled the lead in the 40th despite Valour (2-3-1) controlling much of the game.

Valour FC held 64 per cent of possession in the match and outshot HFX 15-11 but couldn't solve 'keeper Christian Oxner.

Meanwhile, Víctor Martínez Manrique scored a tiebreaking goal in the 90th minute, and expansion Atletico Ottawa (2-2-2) topped Pacific FC (2-2-2) on Wednesday, 1-0. 

The current CPL season is being dubbed The Island Games as the teams are playing in a bubble in Charlottetown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The top four clubs in the eight-team league at the end of the 28-match opening stage advance to the six-match group stage. The top two teams from the group stage play in a single-match final.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 2, 2020.

The Canadian Press




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