Forge FC vs. FC Edmonton - (CPL Game Report) May 29, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Forge FC (2) - FC Edmonton (0) Final
Photo Credit: @ForgeFCHamilton
Forge FC extend their clean sheet streak to three straight games with a 2-0 victory over FC Edmonton at Tim Hortons Field Wednesday evening.
Hamilton now sits just two points behind the first place Cavalry FC thanks to three straight victories that followed a heartbreaking 95’ minute defeat at the hands of the Calgarian side earlier this month.
Tristan Borges opened the scoring for Forge FC in the 35’ minute. A foul inside the box on Christopher Nanco sent Borges to the spot for the first penalty kick in franchise history. The league leader in goals made no mistake, blasting his fourth marker past the keeper Connor James and into the left side of the net to make it 1-0.
Hamilton doubled their lead in the 70’ minute. A corner kick off the boot of Borges found the head of defender Daniel Krutzen just inside the six-yard box, which he placed perfectly into the bottom right corner past the sprawling hand of James; 2-0.
Forge FC’s impressive defensive form of late was on full display in the match. Hamilton surrendered just one-shot on goal across the 90 minutes, frustrating the Edmonton forwards on seemingly every possession.
Wednesday’s match marked the second leg of the CONCACAF League Qualifiers for both sides. With the victory, Forge now sits atop of the CLQ standings, three points clear of second place Edmonton.
Hamilton Forward Anthony Novak left the game in the 25’ minute with an apparent leg injury. The young striker attempted to play through the pain but was unable to continue. Christopher Nanco entered the contest in relief.
Next up for Forge FC is a date with Cavalry FC in the first leg of the Canadian Championship. The match is set for Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM EDT.
After playing just three games in the first month of the season, FC Edmonton will travel home to start a streak of four matches in the next 14 days. They’ll kick off their increase in workload this weekend when they meet Valour FC at Clarke Field, Saturday, June 1st at 6:30 PM EDT.