Pacific FC drew 2-2 in a frustrating game Against Atletico Ottawa on Friday night. A game that should’ve been in the league leading Pacific FC’s hands, but mistakes costed them.
“We played our way, they were just killing the game, taking time, with using set pieces and making fouls on us — We just keep on going, we got one point, its better to get one point than no points and I think we finished the month with 13 points out of 15 possible points – Ayman Sellouf
The game started with the sun beaming down onto the pitch with a buzz from the crowd in search of a win to start their long weekend right. Pacific jumped quickly pursuing the opening goal, but Ottawa’s backend proved to be too strong.
Ottawa succeeded in finding the back of the net first after taking advantage of a counterattack after a Pacific corner. Where they were set on a two on one and Samuel Salter sealed it making the game 1-0 in favour of the Ottawa side.
Pacific found their calling in the dying embers of the first half from a corner that was placed perfectly for Thomas Meilleur-Giguère to head it in leveling it 1-1 at the half.
The second started with Pacific gaining the lead quickly after an overwhelming dominance from Pacific’s Ayman Sellouf that left the Ottawa players tired. He found himself a corner kick, which he magically scored from a goal that got the crowd on their feet.
Atlético were gifted a penalty not too long later and capitalized leveling the game as Ollie Bassett scored. Pacific were gifted their own penalty after Daniels was tripped aggressively in the 18 yard box sending tempers flaring.
Josh Heard was set to take the penalty but was undoubtably denied by Atletico goalkeeper Nathan Ingham to seal the game for Atlético and leading them take a point.
Pacific still sits in first in the league with a 6 point spread over Forge FC as they look to take on Cavalry FC Back at Starlight Stadium on July 8th.