August 17, 2021 | Kickoff: 06:00PM ET
HFX Wanderers FC

HFX Wanderers FC

2 - 1

AS Blainville

AS Blainville

Halifax, Nova Scotia | Wanderers Ground

Referee: Ben Hoskins | Assistant Referee: Peter Pendli |
Assistant Referee: Jason Olinski | Fourth Official: Fabrizio Stasolla
  • ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

    90+5'
  • ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

    90+5'
  • 90'

    Nicolas Bertrand

  • 86'

    PATRICK NZANZIMFURA
    GUY FRANK ESSOME PENDA

  • 86'

    KEVIN COSSETTE
    Zachary Fernandez

  • Kieran Baskett

    81'
  • 76'

    Nicolas Bertrand
    HAROON AMIRI

  • ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL
    CORY BENT

    75'
  • ANDRE RAMPERSAD
    Pierre Lamothe

    75'
  • 72'

    Bila Dicko-Raynauld
    RAYANE FAKED

  • JOÃO MORELLI

    72'
  • 70'

    RAYANE YESLI

  • STEFAN KARAJOVANOVIC
    Alessandro Riggi

    60'
  • JOÃO MORELLI
    SCOTT FIRTH

    60'
  • 57'

    WANDRILLE LEFEVRE

  • Mateo Restrepo

    57'
  • 57'

    MAXIME MICHEL LECONTE

  • 57'

    HAROON AMIRI

  • 53'

    NAFI DICKO-RAYNAULD

  • 52'

    GUY FRANK ESSOME PENDA

  • 46'

    Pierre-Rudolph Mayard
    LUKUMBI TSHINDAYE

  • CORY BENT

    10'

Timeline

HFX Wanderers FC
  • KO

    KO

  • 10 ' | CORY BENT

  • HT

    HT

  • 46 ' | Pierre-Rudolph Mayard - LUKUMBI TSHINDAYE

  • 52 ' | GUY FRANK ESSOME PENDA

  • 53 ' | NAFI DICKO-RAYNAULD

  • 57 ' | HAROON AMIRI

  • 57 ' | MAXIME MICHEL LECONTE

  • 57 ' | Mateo Restrepo

  • 57 ' | WANDRILLE LEFEVRE

  • 60 ' | JOÃO MORELLI - SCOTT FIRTH

  • 60 ' | STEFAN KARAJOVANOVIC - Alessandro Riggi

  • 70 ' | RAYANE YESLI

  • 72 ' | JOÃO MORELLI

  • 72 ' | Bila Dicko-Raynauld - RAYANE FAKED

  • 75 ' | ANDRE RAMPERSAD - Pierre Lamothe

  • 75 ' | ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL - CORY BENT

  • 76 ' | Nicolas Bertrand - HAROON AMIRI

  • 81 ' | Kieran Baskett

  • 86 ' | KEVIN COSSETTE - Zachary Fernandez

  • 86 ' | PATRICK NZANZIMFURA - GUY FRANK ESSOME PENDA

  • 90 ' | Nicolas Bertrand

  • 90+5 ' | ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

  • 90+5 ' | ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

  • FT

    FT

AS Blainville

Match Report

HFX Wanderers FC secured their spot in the Canadian Championship Quarter-Final Round with a 2:1 home win over AS Blainville. The Wanderers will face CF Montreal in the next round.

The home side took the lead early from a set play, as Cory Bent was able to flick the corner kick from Pierre Lamothe in at the near post (10’).

AS Blainville’s best chance of the first half came from Alexandre Cuvillier, who looked threatening as he outpaced the Wanderers defence, but his shot attempt was ultimately blocked (30’). Just before halftime, the home side had an opportunity to double their lead as a clearance attempt fell to Marcello Polisi at the top of the box, but his volley went just wide of the post.

Early in the second half, Guy Essome equalized for AS Blainville with a cool finish from the penalty spot after substitute Pierre-Rudolph Mayard cut between two HFX defenders and was then taken down by keeper Kieran Baskett in the box (51’).

In the 63’, Joao Morelli’s free kick sailed just wide of the top corner, only minutes after he entered the game.
Less than 10 minutes later, the Wanderers were awarded a penalty of their own, when Akeem Garcia got in behind the Blainville defenders and was fouled by keeper Rayane Yesli. Morelli stepped up and made no mistake from the spot as he put the home side back in the lead (72’).

HFX had an opportunity to put the match out of reach in the 84’, but Morey Doner’s shot trickled just wide of the far post. The side from the Canadian Premier League were able to hold on to the one goal lead to advance over the team from the PLSQ.

Lamothe was named the Toyota Player of the Match.

Starting XI

HFX Wanderers’ starting XI featured eight Canadian players, including the professional debut of goalkeeper Kieran Baskett.

Defenders Morey Doner and Mateo Restrepo (who captained he side); midfielders Pierre Lamothe, Scott Firth, Marcello Polisi, and Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé; and striker Alessandro Riggi made up the rest of the Canadian contingent. Akeem Garcia, Cory Bent, and Eriks Santos Pereira rounded out the starting lineup.
In the second half, Joao Morelli and Stefan Karajovanovic replaced Firth and Riggi (60’), Andre Rampersad came on for Lamothe (75’), and Bent was replaced by Alex Andre Marshall (85’).

AS Blainville had nine Canadian players featuring in their starting lineup. Nafi Dicko-Raynauld, Wandrille Lefèvre, Maxime Michel Leconte, Idir Redjradj made up the defensive line behind goalkeeper Rayane Yesli. Guy Essome, Rayane Faked, Zachary Fernandez, and Lukumbi Tshindaye were the Canadians that made up the midfield and attacking line for the visitors and were joined by Haroon Amiri and Alexandre Cuvillier.
Blainville used all five substitutions in the match: Pierre-Rudolph Mayard replaced Tshindaye as the start of the second half (46’), Bila Dicko-Raynauld came on for Faked (72’), Nicolas Bertrand came on for Amiri (76’), and Patrick Nzanzimfura and Kevin Cossette were substituted on in place of Essome and Cossette (86’).

Line up

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HFX Wanderers FC

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AS Blainville

AS Blainville

HFX Wanderers FC Starting 11

AS Blainville Starting 11

HFX Wanderers FC Subs

AS Blainville Subs

HFX Wanderers FC Did Not Feature

AS Blainville Did Not Feature

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Aug 17, 2021 | KO

Match started between HFX Wanderers FC and AS Blainville

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Aug 17, 2021 | 10'

HFX Wanderers FC goal by CORY BENT

1 - 0

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Aug 17, 2021 | HT

Halftime

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Aug 17, 2021 | 46'

AS Blainville Substitution of LUKUMBI TSHINDAYE by Pierre-Rudolph Mayard

LUKUMBI TSHINDAYE

Pierre-Rudolph Mayard

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Aug 17, 2021 | 52'

AS Blainville penalty kick successfully converted by GUY FRANK ESSOME PENDA

1 - 1

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Aug 17, 2021 | 53'

AS Blainville yellow card for NAFI DICKO-RAYNAULD

NAFI DICKO-RAYNAULD

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Aug 17, 2021 | 57'

AS Blainville yellow card for HAROON AMIRI

HAROON AMIRI

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Aug 17, 2021 | 60'

HFX Wanderers FC Substitution of SCOTT FIRTH by JOÃO MORELLI

SCOTT FIRTH

JOÃO MORELLI

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Aug 17, 2021 | 60'

HFX Wanderers FC Substitution of Alessandro Riggi by STEFAN KARAJOVANOVIC

Alessandro Riggi

STEFAN KARAJOVANOVIC

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Aug 17, 2021 | 57'

AS Blainville yellow card for MAXIME MICHEL LECONTE

MAXIME MICHEL LECONTE

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Aug 17, 2021 | 57'

HFX Wanderers FC yellow card for Mateo Restrepo

Mateo Restrepo

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Aug 17, 2021 | 57'

AS Blainville yellow card for WANDRILLE LEFEVRE

WANDRILLE LEFEVRE

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Aug 17, 2021 | 70'

AS Blainville yellow card for RAYANE YESLI

RAYANE YESLI

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Aug 17, 2021 | 72'

HFX Wanderers FC penalty kick successfully converted by JOÃO MORELLI

2 - 1

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Aug 17, 2021 | 75'

HFX Wanderers FC Substitution of Pierre Lamothe by ANDRE RAMPERSAD

Pierre Lamothe

ANDRE RAMPERSAD

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Aug 17, 2021 | 76'

AS Blainville Substitution of HAROON AMIRI by Nicolas Bertrand

HAROON AMIRI

Nicolas Bertrand

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Aug 17, 2021 | 75'

HFX Wanderers FC Substitution of CORY BENT by ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

CORY BENT

ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

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Aug 17, 2021 | 86'

AS Blainville Substitution of Zachary Fernandez by KEVIN COSSETTE

Zachary Fernandez

KEVIN COSSETTE

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Aug 17, 2021 | 86'

AS Blainville Substitution of GUY FRANK ESSOME PENDA by PATRICK NZANZIMFURA

GUY FRANK ESSOME PENDA

PATRICK NZANZIMFURA

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Aug 17, 2021 | 72'

AS Blainville Substitution of RAYANE FAKED by Bila Dicko-Raynauld

RAYANE FAKED

Bila Dicko-Raynauld

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Aug 17, 2021 | 81'

HFX Wanderers FC yellow card for Kieran Baskett

Kieran Baskett

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Aug 17, 2021 | 90'

AS Blainville yellow card for Nicolas Bertrand

Nicolas Bertrand

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Aug 17, 2021 | 90+5'

HFX Wanderers FC yellow card for ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

ALEX ANDRE MARSHALL

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Aug 17, 2021 | FT

Match ended, final score: 2 - 1

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