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Pacific FC and York9 FC settled for a 2-2 draw Saturday at Westhills Stadium. It was the second tie for PFC in two games. The game was a tale of two disparate halves with PFC dominating the first and York9 FC the second – at least on the score sheet.

Ben Fisk, a creative midfielder originally from Vancouver, at the 27-minute mark, fired a corner to the box, which was neatly headed into the back of the net by Marcus Haber to break the three-game scoring drought by the home side.

At 41 minutes, it was Fisk again, this time firing a powerful shot that hit the back of the net to give PFC a 2-0 lead at the half. He was credited with the goal, however, it may have been redirected by either side.

“We are not too happy that we couldn’t hold on for the win,” said Fisk.

York9 rolled out set plays at both ends of the pitch that PFC wasn’t able to disrupt or counter, but the backline held strong. A few controlled passing plays at midfield quickly turned into scoring opportunities – their front line was moving well laterally.

Chilean Rodrigo Gattas scored on a penalty kick at 53′. The kick came on a foul in the box which resulted in a corner. None of the home side agreed with the call, nor did the more than 2,600 fans in attendance.

With a 2-1 lead perilously being held onto PFC’s Ryan McCurdy headed in an own goal at 58′.

York came into the game seeking their first win of the season but leave the island with a lucky draw to move their record to 0-1-2, while PFC is now 1-2-2 in the Canadian Premier League standings. In Cup play, they are 0-1 – an inter-league Canadian Championships.

Currently, PFC will have to pretty much win out to take the first half of the season “Spring” which takes the teams to 10 games. After five, they are sitting in fourth place, just one point behind Valour and two behind Forge, however, Cavalry FC of Calgary are a perfect 4-0 and have picked up 12 points, three for each win.

Pacific FC next play three consecutive games on the road on June 1, 15 and 20 against HFX Wanderers (Halifax), York9 FC, and Valour FC in Winnipeg. Sunday, June 23 is the next time that the Langford side hosts at Westhills Stadium, when they take on FC Edmonton who are currently 1-1-1 and tied PFC in their only other meeting so far this season.

Spring Season

Cavalry FC
Cavalry FC 4 4 0 0 6 2 4 12
Forge FC
Forge FC 5 2 2 1 8 5 3 7
Valour FC
Valour FC 5 2 3 0 4 6 -2 6
Pacific FC
Pacific FC 5 1 2 2 4 7 -3 5
FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
HFX Wanderers FC
HFX Wanderers FC 3 1 2 0 2 3 -1 3
York9 FC
York9 FC 3 0 1 2 4 5 -1 2