Cermaq FC trounces Vic West Wolves

Cermaq was the stronger side throughout much of the game and jumped out to an early lead

Cermaq City FC extended their winning streak to 3 games as they cruised to a 5-0 victory  over the Vic West Wolves over the long weekend.

The VISL Division 3A game was played in front of a great supporting crowd at Willow Point Park this Saturday.

Cermaq was the stronger side throughout much of the game and jumped out to an early lead as Shane Dumanoir continued his dominant play this season. Dumanoir was sent in on a breakaway by Paddy Cullen, who provided a great flick on from a defensive clearing, which Dumanoir finished calmly in the bottom corner. Cermaq struck again shortly after when fullback Samuel Jepson whipped in a free kick from the wing. Midfielder Eric Roberts was the first to the ball and finished with an  strong header. Cermaq would finish off the first half with another goal, and perhaps one of the best individual efforts of the season. Central defender Marcello Costa, making his season debut, took control of the ball from about 40 yards out. He quickly dribbled in, evading defenders, and delivered a cracking shot from about 25 yards out, straight into the top corner.

Vic West bounced back in the second half and applied some pressure to the Cermaq side. Cermaq goalkeeper Beau Belle-Oudry stood strong and cleaned up anything that came his way. Vic West’s best chance at goal came midway through the second half when a defensive lapse by Cermaq resulted in a clear breakaway. Unfortunately for Vic West the shot was easily handled by Belle-Oudry.

While Vic West managed to control some of the play, the Campbell River side were able to maintain their composure and scored two goals off the counter attack, both breakwaways for Dumanoir, who finished the game with a hat trick. Dumanoir now sits atop the leader board for scoring in Division 3A.

Cermaq City remains in second place with a great team effort. Cermaq is one point behind top place Saanich Fusion FC. The two teams will square off for the lead this Saturday in Victoria.