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“Brilliant” Cavalry FC beats Pacific FC, secures CPL playoff spot – in photos

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Cavalry FC beat Pacific FC 2-1 to move top of the Canadian Premier League table and secured a playoff spot at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday.

Dutch defender Daan Klomp opened the scoring for the hosts with a header in the 6th minute. And Canadian David Norman Jr. curled in a free kick to get the Cavs’ second in the 71st minute. Sean Young scored a consolation goal for the visitors in the 89th minute.

“That’s one of the best performances of the season,” said Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. after the match. “The lads were brilliant today. Every man out there, they were just brilliant. They stuck to their game plan and won their individual duals.”

Cavalry FC next plays Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action Saturday, October 30. Pacific FC next plays FC Edmonton Tuesday, October 26.

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Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

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Cavalry FC’s Daan Klomp, left, and Joe Mason celebrate Klomp’s goal vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Pacific FC’s Callum Irving fails to save a free kick by Cavalry FC’s David Norman Jr. in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC’s David Norman Jr. celebrates a goal vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC’s David Norman Jr. celebrates a goal vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

Cavalry FC, Canadian Premier League, PAcific FC

Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League action at ATCO Field in Calgary Thursday Oct. 21, 2021. Photo: ©Stuart Gradon/Total Soccer News

 

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Editor of Total Soccer News | Photographer and Writer | Stuart Gradon is soccer journalist and multimedia professional, having worked at 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. He covers Cavalry FC and Canadian Premier League. Stuart is available for media appearances, including podcasts, television, and radio. Email stuartgradon@totalsoccernews.com to inquire.

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