CHARLOTTETOWN — Fraser Aird scored the first of four second-half goals, and Valour FC went on to beat Atletico Ottawa 4-0 on Wednesday in Canadian Premiere League play.
Aird opened the scoring in the 65th minute on a penalty after Ottawa's Milovan Kapor picked up his second yellow card of the match.
Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Dylan Carreiro and Jose Antonio Galan Pedrosa supplied the rest of the offence for Valour (1-1-0).
Atletico Ottawa (0-1-1) is still in search of its first win in its inaugural season.
Also on Wednesday, Akeem Garcia scored in the 47th minute to help the HFC Wanderers (0-0-2) to a 1-1 draw against Forge FC (1-0-2).
The league is playing all 36 of its matches this season on the artificial turf at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Alumni Field. The season is being dubbed the Island Games.
The Island Games winner will advance directly to the final of the Canadian championship against MLS opposition. The MLS finalist will be the team that earns the most points in the upcoming all-Canadian stretch of the Major League Soccer schedule.
The Charlottetown winner also earns a berth in the 2021 CONCACAF League, a feeder competition for the CONCACAF Champions League.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 19, 2020.
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