On Sunday June 16 the Hammers topped Victoria United FC 3:1 before a happy Father’s day audience at Civic Stadium to improve their league record to 8-2-1 with 25 standings points.
Oscar Jimenez was the engine that made the Hammers go against VUFC.
Jimenez got one of those just-before-the-break goals that deflates an opponent. He raced on a full sprint and put a ball from Chris Jepson into the Victoria goal in the 45th minute.
In the second half Jimenez played the role of provider as Kellan Brown doubled the BUFC advantage to 2:0 in the 61st minute. Brown leads the PCSL with a dozen goals.
Victoria was reduced to ten men on a red card ejection in the 79th minute. They kept battling though, and actually pulled one back in the 87th.
It was 2:1 Bellingham and hang-on time until the Hammers answered right back a minute later. Tye Hastings scored to give the home side its final 3:1 cushion.
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