HFX Wanderers beat Atlético Ottawa 2-0 to advance to the second round of the Canadian Premier League Island Games Sunday. The defeat knocked Ottawa out of the competition in its inaugural season.
Akeem Garcia scored scored in the 15 minute to give the Halifax side the lead. And Alessandro Riggi secured the three points for HFX with a clever chip in the 60th minute.
“We always felt we could get into the top four,” HFX coach Stephen Hart following the match. “Obviously it’s a willingness to go out and try and execute, not be afraid of failure. Just keep doing what we’ve been practicing, whether it works or not. At some point it begins to click and you’re seeing that.”
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