Bellingham took the lead with a goal from Kellan Brown late in the first half, it was assisted by Chris Jepson. It was the ninth goal on the year for Brown.
“Jepson got the ball and laid it in to Kellan,” said Bellingham United FC Head Coach Lance Calloway. “He then was a little cheeky and chipped the keeper from about 10 yards out.”
The team took the 1-0 lead into half.
The second half would see another goal by Brown to further his league-leading tally to 10. It was the final goal of the game for either side. The goal came off a corner, the ball spilled out and Brown roofed it unassisted.
“Kellan was obviously the Man of the Match,” Calloway said. “He played really well, creating a lot of chances and having opportunities in both halves.”
This was the second week in a row that Brown was named Hammer Man of the Match.
The team saved a would-be Victoria goal off the line, but continued to attack late in the game with shots coming from Andrew Weishaar.
“We really had the run of play from the start,” Calloway said. “We possessed well and did exactly what we wanted. We targeted the forwards well and did exactly what we talked about.”
Victoria had one really dangerous attack off of a deadball, but the shot was tipped over by Drew Smiley easily.
“They had a couple key players out,” Calloway said. “They just didn’t look all that dangerous. We had the game in hand from the start.”
Bellingham has allowed only one goal in the last four games.
The Hammers’ next game is on the road at Langley Athletic where Bellingham will look to lock up a playoff berth on Saturday, July 7. Then the team hosts Coquitlam Metro Ford on Sunday, July 8.
Bellingham United is now 8-5-0 on the year with 24 points and sits second in the table.