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The Cavaliers didn’t waste any time getting off to a quick start as Julio Moncada Bogran played a quick free-kick to rookie Charles Carrier-Cote who whipped in a cross to the back post. Rookie Alexandre Garceau put the ball back through the 6 yard box and Mamdi Camara finished for the 1-0 lead within the first minute of play.

In the 35th minute rookie Raphael de Chantal Dumont squared a ball wide to Carrier-Cote who sent in another strong cross that was met by Garceau again. This time Garceau chose to rip a shot off for the team’s 2-0 lead.

The Cavaliers controlled large amounts of possession and dictated the tempo of the game. However, their control slipped in the 48th minute when a ball was lost in the midfield that sent defenders scrambling back in vain to cover a rushing Vanier forward. Even with players checking back to cover and goalkeeper Ian Hutt-Borrelli coming off his line, the Cavaliers could not do enough as Vanier narrowed the lead 2-1.

The Cavaliers bounced back just minutes later in the 55th when right-back Ilyes Ait Slimane got up the line and sent a low cross through the 18 yard box that Garceau pounced on and tucked it home to build up a 2 goal cushion at 3-1.

The Cavaliers kept the pressure up on Vanier. A touch of pure class came in the 70th minute when Julio Moncada Bogran managed to curl in a free-kick to the near side of the defending wall and froze the Vanier keeper as all he could do was watch the ball glide to the back of the net.

Vanier managed to close the gap when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 75th minute, Goalkeeper Hutt-Borrelli dove to the right side, but a perfectly placed shot was out of his reach.

The Cavaliers didn’t let up and managed to restore their 3 goal cushion off a corner kick. Bogran curled in a ball that Garceau found and cracked a strike towards goal that a defender blocked and sent the ball to the top of the box. Rookie Renaud Lambert didn’t have to think twice as he one-timed a hard drive back towards goal that found the back of the net after taking a slight deflection.

The “Player of the Game” was Alexandre Garceau with 2 goals and an assist. The “Brovsky” Award winner for hard work went to Charles Carrier-Cote for his relentless work ethic.