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Valour FC drop first leg of Canadian Championship

Valour FC general manager and head coach Rob Gale runs practice at Investors Group Field. Joe Scarpelli / Global News

HFX Wanderers FC beat Valour FC 2-1 in the first leg of a second-round qualifying match-up in the Canadian Championship on Wednesday.

The Halifax side overcame a 1-0 deficit against its Winnipeg opponent with two goals in two minutes late in the first half.

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Tomasz Skublak headed in an Elliott Simmons corner to tie it in the 40th minute. Then, in the 42nd minute, Skublak found Mohamed Kourouma, who beat Valour goalkeeper Mathias Janssens for the winner.

Marco Bustos opened the scoring in the 34th minute with an important away goal.

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The second and final leg of the series between the Canadian Premier League sides is June 12 in Winnipeg.

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