A 0-0 draw with a near taste of victory
After a decisive win against Apox the week before, Fusion played its last game of the season against Parkland 92, a final game without a winner despite many scoring opportunities.
Dominating is not winning. Playing an inspired game, particularly Arni Hansen and Ayo Oladapo, Edmonton Fusion FC dominated the first half but failed to pass through Parkland 92’s defense. Houssem Ben Lazreg, Aidan Anastacio and Maher Elaissi also hit the opposing goalkeeper. Jonathan Bélanger, back after two games away, did not succeed either. The fusion goalkeeper made a great save on the only shot by Parkland 92 in the first half.
The second period was also controlled by the Edmonton Fusion team. Ibrahim Warsan, Houssem Ben Lazreg, and Fadi Khalil all stumbled in facing the goalkeeper of Parkland 92, who was named best player of the game. In total, Fusion attempted more than a dozen shots.
“Ball movement from left to right, north to south was excellent. The finish was not there. We should have had 5 goals,” said Fusion coach Carlos Anastacio.
Even though there was no victory, the team came out as winner of this championship. For its very first season, Fusion got 10 points. “Thanks to all players for this first season that we should be proud of. We’ll keep working to build a stronger team,” said team captain Kais Abid.
The players and members of Edmonton Fusion FC also thanked their coach Carlos for his enthusiasm, passion and generosity by awarding him a trophy.
Zakaria Belhat and Dali Bezza finish Edmonton Fusion FC top scorers of the season with 4 goals each.