Goals from the league’s leading scorer (9) Kellan Brown, Andrew Weishaar and Matt Sanchez, secured the 3:1 victory for United and moved them into a first place tie with Khalsa at the top of the league table. The Hammers remain undefeated “away” so far this season.
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“Tonight was a total team effort as all players present made contributions to earning three points at Khalsa,” said a pleased head coach Lance Calloway.
In the 15th minute Kellan Brown intercepted a pass from the Khalsa center back and put the Hammers up 1:0.
In the 37th minute Matt Sanchez sent a cross into the box that was met by Andrew Weishaar, who put it home to double the Bellingham lead to 2:0 by halftime.
In the 62nd minute Sanchez was on the scoring end as he took a through-ball from Oscar Jimenez and gave United a big 3:0 cushion.
Bellingham’s Joel Grossman anchored the league’s best defense and put on a “Silver Reef Hammer Man of the Match” performance, shutting down the prolific scoring threat of Khalsa’s highly skilled forwards.
With the win BUFC has an identical 5-2-1 record with Khalsa. Both sides have 16 standings points.
The Hammers next match is at home on Sunday, June 9 at 3 PM at Civic Stadium against Coquitlam Metro-Ford.
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