Vying for 3rd straight title, Forge FC Hamilton guaranteed home-field advantage throughout Canadian Premier League playoffs

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Published November 10, 2021 at 1:40 pm

Forge FC Hamilton defeated York United FC 3-1 Tuesday (Nov. 9) night, clinching first-place and guaranteeing themselves home-field advantage throughout the CPL playoffs. (York United/CPL)

Forge FC took a big leap toward a third consecutive Canadian Premier League (CPL) championship.

Hamilton’s soccer club defeated York United FC 3-1 Tuesday (Nov. 9) night, clinching first-place and guaranteeing themselves home-field advantage throughout the CPL playoffs.

Tristan Borges, Daniel Krutzen and Alexander Achinioti Jonsson scored for Forge at York Lions Stadium.

Borges opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and Krutzen made it 2-0 in the 41st minute.

Lowell Wright halved the deficit with his goal in the 51st minute. Jonsson restored Forge’s two-goal advantage in the 73rd minute.

Forge outshot York United 16-11 and had a 7-5 edge in shots on target.

The Hammers have two regular-season matches remaining before they host York United in the semi-final match at Tim Hortons Field on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Pacific FC will host Cavalry FC on Nov. 20 in the other semi.

-with files from The Canadian Press

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