A second-half equalizer from FC Edmonton denied Valour FC the first win of the Phillip Dos Santos era on Saturday, as two sides settled for a draw at IG Field in the lone CPL match of the day. FCE coach Alan Koch mixed up his squad significantly for this game, with regular starters like Easton Ongaro, Amer Didic, and Fraser Aird sitting out as a few young players -- Gabriel Boakye and T-boy Fayia especially -- got their opportunities to start. Koch also gave backup goalkeeper Darlington Murasiranwa a chance between the sticks in place of usual starter Connor James. Valour, conversely, kept things quite consistent to their previous outing as they adjust to life under Phillip Dos Santos; Rodrigo Reyes and Daryl Fordyce were the only members of Saturday's starting XI who didn't also start midweek. The consistency paid off quickly for Valour, who opened the scoring before the 15-minute mark from the penalty spot. Murasiranwa hauled down Moses Dyer in the box, and referee Juan Marquez pointed immediately to the spot. The young Eddies 'keeper actually saved Dyer's attempt, but he jumped of his line too early which gave Dyer a second chance to take the penalty -- which he did not miss. Edmonton's best chance of the half came near the 30-minute mark, when Kyle Porter managed to wrap his foot around a bouncing ball to challenge Jonathan Sirois, but the Valour goalkeeper parried the attempt to the side to preserve his team's lead. Trailing by a goal at the interval, FCE brought some more firepower into the game to start the second half as Aird and Tobias Warschewski entered in place of Boakye and Fayia to try and help the Eddies with their experience. Ongaro, too, entered the game shortly after in place of Matthew Durrans. The changes added a little more life to the Edmonton attack, and they threatened the Valour goal a few times -- particularly from set-pieces -- but they still found themselves searching for the final ball. Valour countered Edmonton's changes with a few substitutions of their own not long into the second half, with the experienced Rafael Galhardo and Brett Levis coming in at the 58-minute mark. The Eddies did, at last, find their goal though, in the 67th minute. Warschewski, coming down the right flank, send a low, swinging cross behind the Valour backline to Ongaro, who managed to run in behind unmarked to get on the end of the pass for a tap-in finish and his ninth goal of the season. The remainder of the match played out with a heightened intensity, both sides pressing quite high to try and find the winner. Valour very nearly pulled back in front after Dyer found himself free on the counter-attack, but Murasiranwa made an excellent save to keep it level. BOX SCORE Goals 14' -- Moses Dyer (Valour FC) (PK) 67' -- Easton Ongaro (FC Edmonton) Discipline 33' -- Yellow: T-boy Fayia (FC Edmonton) 50' -- Yellow: Andy Baquero (Valour FC) 57' -- Yellow: Keven Alemán (Valour FC) 87' -- Yellow: José Galán (Valour FC)

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