B.U.F.C. Bulletin

Hammering it Between the Sticks

United v Victory Post Game Recap

It wasn’t the second half Bellingham United FC’s head coach Lance Calloway was looking for in the match on Sunday, May 10. Despite the opening goal by United, the Vancouver Victory FC prevailed 4-1 in Vancouver Wash.

It wasn’t the second half Bellingham United FC’s head coach Lance Calloway was looking for in the match on Sunday, May 10. Despite the opening goal by United, the Vancouver Victory FC prevailed 4-1 in Vancouver Wash.

“We [United] played well in the first half, something we hadn’t done in the first couple of games,” Calloway said. “We gave up a few breakaways in the second half and that we have to eliminate from our game.”

United scored the opening goal during the 21’ as a shot by Lenny Kusina from the 18 bounced off the post and Tyler Bjork finished off the rebound, pounding it into the back of the net.

In the 43’ however, United was called for a handball in the penalty box following a corner kick, resulting in a Victory penalty kick that was made to tie the game 1-1.

The Victory used some beautiful passing to take the lead in the 57’ as the ball handler found the attacking forward with a cross who then shot the ball in the net. The Victory struck again after a United foul at the top of the box resulted in a free kick, which was well executed for the goal in the 68’.

In the 79’ the Victory got behind United’s defense and were able to capitalize with an uncontested volley to finish off United 4-1.

“The guys need to have a far higher quality final third from here on out and get the ball in the net,” Calloway said.

Bellingham United will get a chance to rebound after this loss next Saturday, May 16, as they head down to take on the Seattle Stars FC at Starfire Stadium. Make sure to follow us on United’s Facebook page for live updates of the game.

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