Valour FC Defeat York 9 FC in High Scoring Affair
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Valour FC’s Ali Musse scored in the 65th minute to seal a 4-2 win and three points on the road against York 9 FC, who had been come into today's game following their 2-0 mid-week win over Pacific.
York 9 coach Jimmy Brennan went with a similar 4-1-4-1 formation with Nathan Ingham in goal, Justin Springer, Luca Gasparotto, Morey Doner, and Daniel Gogarty on the back-line, Wataru Murofushi, Kyle Porter, Joseph Di Chiara, Rodrigo Gattas, and captain Manuel Aparicio in the midfield, and Simon Karlsson Adjei as the lone striker up top.
York 9 didn’t waste any time getting on the scoresheet as the team moved the nicely off the wings and showcased their great link up playmaking ability that resulted in a cross into the box for Rodrigo Gattas, who used the space available to strike a perfect shot behind Valour goalkeeper Tyson Farago.
Unfortunately for York 9 FC, the lead wouldn’t hold the lead for very long; Valor FC would score off a corner kick, when forward Tyler Attardo connected with a header that tied the game 1-1.
Valour would continue to press York 9’s defenders and it paid off as Dylan Sacramento struck a powerful shot from outside the box that beat Ingham in the top corner, to give Valour the 2-1 lead and control of the game.
York 9 was resilient following the two goals by Valour; Nathan Ingham made an excellent save that some life on the counterattack. The team remained also aggressive on both ends of the field and took risks with some of their shots. This was a positive sign because York 9 kept themselves within striking distance and didn’t let the goals change their mentality.
Ryan Telfer was subbed on to start the second half in hopes of providing more offence for York 9 as they looked to tie the game. The 25-year-old was playing his first CPL game since his international cap for Trinidad and Tobago, where he scored his first international goal.
After some back and forth play for the first ten minutes of the half, Valour would score yet again in the 55th minute, when they brought the ball up on the counterattack and used their strength in numbers to extend their lead to 3-1.
Once again, York 9 FC wasn’t fazed by the score at all and got the goal back shortly after, when Rodrigo Gattas scored his second of the game off a header to get the game within one. The game continued to be a scoring affair as Valour would get the two goal lead back off a great cross from Marco Buston to Ali Musse, who struck the ball behind Ingham to give Valour the 4-2 lead and seal the victory.
York 9 FC are back in action next Saturday, when they travel to Alberta to take on FC Edmonton.
Photo Credit: York 9 FC (@York9FC)