Pacific FC’s comeback was cut short as they lost 1-0 to Forge FC, picking up their first loss of the season. Forge FC on the other hand picked up their first win of the season, promoting them to second place in the standings.

The start of the game commenced with both teams battling for an opportunity to crack open the scoring. Forge almost broke through at the 3-minute mark after a cross from Terren Campbell that found Abdoul Sissoko who received it well but his shot was met with the denial of the crossbar.

Pacific FC’s Ayman Sellouf sneaks past Forge FC defender. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

It wasn’t until a counterattack by Forge that Ashtone Morgan crossed the ball into the box and found Woobens Pacius awaiting for the header and driving the ball through the gloves and legs of Pacific’s goalkeeper Emil Gazdov.

The half ended with Pacific desperately looking for the tying goal, however, they were unsuccessful. But the second half showed a much more hungrier Pacific team. After substitutions in the 61st minute of Manny Aparicio and Djenairo Daniels, Pacific’s game was elevated significantly and showed much more control and dominance.

Pacific FC’s Kunle Dada-Luke fights Ex-Pacific and current Forge FC’ Forward Terran Campbell. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

Manny Aparicio nearly tucked one in, in the 63rd minute that screamed across the net and barely went wide. Both Daniels and Aparicio attempted to set up opportunities to score but were denied every time by the Forge FC defense. The game ended with Forge FC’s goalkeeper Triston Henry picking up his first clean sheet of the Canadian Premier League season.

“Score honestly, we did everything but score, I thought we dominated the second half but just fell a little short at the end” Pacific FC Midfielder Sean Young. (When asked what they could’ve done better.)

Pacific now heads on the road to play Atletico Ottawa on May 6th, followed by heading home to play their Canadian Championship quarter-final fixture against TSS Rovers at Starlight Stadium on May 10th.