BELLINGHAM, WA— Bellingham United FC clinched a second straight post-season appearance in the Pacific Coast Soccer League on Sunday with a 2:1 victory over the Victoria Highlanders’ PCSL squad at Civic Stadium. Kellan Brown scored his 14th goal of the season and also added an assist for the Hammers.
Going in to the contest BUFC stood on 25 points. After the win the Black and White vaulted into second place in the final standings with a 9-4-1 record.
United took the lead in the 21st minute when Brown assisted on a goal by Carlos Badillo.
Early in the second half Brown scored his 14th of the season to make it 2:0 in what turned out to be the match-winner.
Despite having only tow wins on the season the Highlanders hung around and they got a lifeline late on when they were awarded and then converted a penalty kick.
That was all they could muster though, and the Hammers held on to earn entry into the PCSL post-season.
The 2013 Men’s Challenge Cup tournament for the Men’s Premier Division will be hosted by Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC over the weekend of July 27 – 28 at Coquitlam Town Centre, Coquitlam, BC. The four Men’s Premier clubs participating will be Khalsa Sporting Club, Bellingham United, 2012 winners Vancouver Thunderbirds and host club Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC. Matches begin at 12 noon. The Hammers will play the Thunderbirds first.
See BUFC match recap: http://www.bellinghamunited.com/news/?article_id=186
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