Late equalizer gives top-ranked Pacific FC draw with Atletico Ottawa

The Canadian Premier League matchday ball, pictured above. (Aaron Lynett/CP)

LANGFORD, B.C. — Top-ranked Pacific FC scored late to avoid the upset and salvage a 1-1 draw with Atletico Ottawa in the Canadian Premier League Sunday.

Terran Campbell scored in the 86th minute for Pacific (10-3-6), which extended its unbeaten run to five league matches.

Campbell headed a dangerous cross into the box from Jordan Haynes past goalkeeper Dylon Powley, who had six saves for last-place Ottawa (3-11-5).

The Victoria-based club leads the CPL standings by four points over Cavalry FC, which has a game in hand.

Brian Wright found the back of the net with a simple tap-in after 19 minutes for Atletico, which is 0-4-4 since Aug. 14.

Pacific outshot Ottawa 26-7 (7-3 in shots on target) and had 63.3 per cent possession. Corners were 11-0 in favour of the home team.

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