CPL

Valour FC ends 6-game skid with shutout victory over FC Edmonton

William Akio scored twice, and Valour FC ended a six-game winless streak with a 3-0 win over FC Edmonton in Premier League action on Tuesday in Winnipeg.

Akio paces attack with 2 goals while Edmonton is winless in last 4 CPL matches

Valour FC's William Akio, left, scored two goals in Valour's 3-0 win over FC Edmonton on Tuesday in Winnipeg. (Robert Reyes Ong/Valour FC)

William Akio scored twice, and Valour FC ended a six-game winless streak with a 3-0 win over FC Edmonton on Tuesday in Canadian Premier League action in Winnipeg.

Akio opened the scoring in the second minute, then doubled his club's lead in the 52nd.

Rafael Galhardo de Souza added a third goal in the 62nd for Valour FC (7-6-1), who had five losses and a draw during its skid.

FC Edmonton (3-6-4) outshot their opponent 14-9 (6-6 on target) and carried 57 per cent of possession, but fell to 0-2-2 in its last four matches.

Valour goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois leads the CPL with 52 total saves in 12 appearances and is tied for the league lead with seven clean sheets.

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