CPL

Cavalry FC earn 1st win of CPL Island Games' 2nd round by beating Pacific FC

Calgary's Cavalry FC earned the first win of the second round of the Canadian Premier League's 2020 season on Wednesday, taking a 3-1 victory over Pacific FC of Langford, B.C.

Forge, Wanderers play to draw in opening match of 4-team round robin

The winner of the CPL's Island Games will play the top Canadian MLS team in the Canadian Championship. (Nora Stankovic/Canadian Premier League)

Calgary's Cavalry FC earned the first win of the second round of the Canadian Premier League's 2020 season on Wednesday, taking a 3-1 victory over Pacific FC of Langford, B.C.

Nikolas Ledgerwood opened the scoring for Cavalry, converting a penalty kick in the 15th minute.

His teammates Elijah Adekugbe and Mohamed Farsi rounded out Cavalry's scoring in the second half.

Pacific's lone goal came off a corner kick when the ball bounced in off Cavalry defender Dominick Zator.

WATCH | Cavalry take down Pacific:

Cavalry FC are the first side to win in the second Island Games group stage, earning a 3-1 decision over Pacific FC. 1:53

Earlier on Wednesday, Halifax's HFX Wanderers FC battled Hamilton's Forge FC to a 1-1 draw,

Akeem Garcia opened the scoring for HFX, while Paolo Sabak replied for defending champion Forge on a penalty in the 71st minute.

Sabak was awarded the penalty after HFX defender Jake Ruby was called for a handball inside the box.

Cavalry, HFX, Forge and Pacific advanced out of the eight-team first stage at The Island Games.

WATCH | Forge equalizes on controversial penalty call: 

The second round of The Island Games opened with a 1-1 draw between Forge FC and HFX Wanderers in Charlottetown, P.E.I. 1:44

After the six-game group stage, the top two clubs will advance to the final on Sept. 19.

The winner will play the top Canadian team in Major League Soccer in its current second phase of its return-to-play plan in the Canadian Championship.

The Voyageurs Trophy and a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League will be on the line in the Canadian Championship.

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