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Bekker scores late, Forge edge Pacific to move into top spot in CPL standings

CHARLOTTETOWN — Kyle Bekker scored in the seventh minute of added time as Forge FC moved to the top of the Canadian Premier League standings with a 2-1 win over Pacific FC on Saturday.

The victory moved Hamilton-based Forge (2-0-2) one point ahead of idle Cavalry FC. The Calgary-based club has played one fewer game than Forge and returns to action Sunday against HFX Wanderers.

Christopher Nanco also scored for Forge, while Jamar Dixon scored for Victoria-based Pacific (0-1-2).

The game was a chippy affair, with Pacific's Marco Bustos, Zachary Verhoven and Dixon and Forge's David Edgar picking up yellow cards.

In Saturday's other game York 9 (Greater Toronto) and Valour FC (Winnipeg) played to a 0-0 draw.

The draw meant Valour (1-1-1) remained third in the standings with York 9 (0-0-3) a point behind in fourth.

 This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 22, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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