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Match Report: Altitude FC VS Burnaby FC

By Alex Rickman  /  June 3, 2024

Altitude FC looked to make it 3 straight double victories in a row on June 2nd, taking on Burnaby FC in a torrential downpour at Kinsmen Field. Despite the poor weather conditions, fans showed up excited to support Altitude on North Shore Girls Day. Would Altitude be able to keep their momentum from the past pair of games up, or would Burnaby be able to spoil the party?

Kicking off at 1:00, the wet pitch was noticeably affecting both sides in the women’s game, causing the ball to take some strange bounces. Burnaby would capitalize on this in the 15th minute, taking a 1-0 lead off of an Altitude own goal. Burnaby would continue to press hard for another immediately following their goal, but Altitude weathered the storm, creating a few chances of their own as the half drew to a close. Despite the 1-0 deficit and the challenging playing conditions, Altitude wasn’t going down without a fight and would look to find a way to bring it home in the second half. 

As the second half began, the rain and wind were not letting up, but the conditions were not dampening the spirit of either team on the pitch or the fans in attendance. A strike from the edge of the area would double the Burnaby advantage in the 55th minute, but an error by Burnaby’s goalkeeper a few minutes later would see Jade Mitchell tuck one away to cut the lead back down to one. Altitude gained some momentum following this goal, but ultimately, it would not be enough, as Burnaby added a third goal in the 77th minute to make it 3-1. However, despite the adversity faced, Altitude showed an impressive effort level right to the final whistle, not letting the weather or the score affect their mentality. Burnaby would go home with the result on the day, but Altitude fans can rest assured that there is still no quit in this team. 

As the rain continued to fall, it eventually became clear that the field would be unplayable for the men’s game, which ultimately was postponed to a later date. At this time, it’s unclear when this game will be made up, but details will be shared once they are available. 

Following the women’s game, Altitude’s men and women both sit third in their respective leagues. Altitude will now prepare for back-to-back clashes with the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy teams, making the trip to UBC on June 9th and welcoming them to Kinsmen on the 12th. Only a few games remain before the postseason, so make sure to come out and support our teams during the always-important final stretch of the regular season.