WFC2 v Real Monarchs SLC – The Story In Pictures

WFC2 v Real Monarchs SLC – The Story In Pictures

“It’s been a long time coming”, was WFC2 head coach Alan Koch’s take on his side’s first USL home win. After a couple of close calls and late heartbreak, WFC2 finally chalked up that historic win with a 2-1 victory over Real Monarchs SLC.

Caleb Clarke and Ben McKendry gave the young ‘Caps all three points and they survived a late penalty to hold on for the win.

You can read our postgame piece HERE, with quotes from Koch, McKendry and captain for the day, Diego Rodriguez.

[Also check out Tom’s website www.residualimagephotography.com for more of his photos and work].


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WFC2 come out for battle

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Oh Canada

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Things get feisty early with a 5th minute booking for the Monarchs’ Lennon Celestino

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Caleb Clarke tries his new cunning plan to beat the offside trap

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And it works as he fires WFC2 into a 21st minute lead!

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Nothing like the ball nestling in the opposition net

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How many goals has he scored so far? Three is the answer

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12 minutes later a great run, control and cut back from Victor Blasco sets up the second

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And Ben McKendry slots home his first of the season for 2-0 WFC2

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Much to the dismay of the corner flag – and the referee who incredibly books him!

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“He’s one of our own” sing Curva Collective

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Someone’s a hugger

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Thunderbird Stadium in all its glory

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The ‘Caps look like their heading for a comfortable win before pulling one back through a 82nd minute Lucas Baldin penalty that sends keeper Spencer Richey the wrong way

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The Monarchs are reduced to ten men when Phanuel Kavita picks up a second yellow

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It’s a double bottle celebration kind of day for Jackson Farmer!

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Ben McKendry does the Humba with Curva Collective

You can see a Flickr slideshow of all of Tom’s photos from the game below:


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