Campbell River Cermaq City FC hosted Hellas FC from Victoria in their second home game of the season on Saturday in the Vancouver Island Soccer League Division 3.
A loud group of supporters showed up on a beautiful sunny day to cheer on the local squad who provided their fans with a dominating 3-0 win.
After last week’s defeat to Saltspring, Cermaq was looking to bounce back and started the game with some tenacious play from everyone on the pitch. Cermaq was the controlling team from the first whistle. Forwards Shane Dumanoir, Eddie Lawson and Paddy Cullen created some great chances early on with each player making well timed runs and delivering strong shots on goal, including a post from Cullen on a breakaway. Half way through the first half, Markel Henderson and Wyatt Bryce would sub in up front and continue to put pressure on the Hellas defence. Only the Hellas keeper was able to keep the score at nil-nil with some exceptional saves.
Central midfielders Mark Ross, Eric Roberts and Jason Fawkes, along with central defenders Anthony Seville, Colan Grootenboer and Ray Wilson held a firm grip on the middle of the park, winning headers and loose balls and distributing nicely. Solid play in the middle allowed the Cermaq side to keep the pressure on Hellas and away from goalkeeper Preston Johnny.
Late in the first half, Cermaq took the lead after a another great run into the box by Dumanoir. Dumanoir unselfishly fed a wide open Wyatt Bryce who finished with composure from the top of the six yard box.
The second half would see much of the same with Cermaq controlling the ball. Well timed runs down the flanks from fullbacks John Jepson, Cody Dodge, Randy Walkus and Ivan Dick led to some great scoring chances off well struck crosses. A well struck corner kick from Jepson led to the second goal which was headed in by Dumanoir.
Dumanoir would finish off his dominant performance with the third goal. After receiving an accurate through ball, Dumanoir deftly turned his check and went in alone on a breakaway. He would not be denied by the keeper, calmly placing the ball in the bottom corner.