If you weren’t at York Lions Stadium on Oct. 12, 2019, or didn’t see this match when it originally aired on OneSoccer, this is your chance to watch it for the first time.
York9 FC saved their best performance against their provincial rivals for last, putting in a dominant and complete performance en route to earning a convincing 4-0 win over Forge FC in the last 905 Derby of the CPL campaign.
The Nine Stripes were winless in all four previous meetings against Forge, with just one draw (in the league’s inaugural match).
With a spot in Finals 2019 already secured, Forge coach Bobby Smyrniotis rested several starters vs. Y9, including defender David Edgar, goalkeeper Triston Henry, and league top scorer Tristan Borges (who came on as a second-half substitute).
Forge carved out the first chance of the game in the third minute as Chris Nanco’s curler from 25 yards out hit the crossbar.
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Y9 opened the scoring, with Joseph Di Chiara converting from 12 yards out after being hauled down by Forge defender Monti Mohsen to earn the penalty. It was Di Chiara’s first goal of the CPL season.
Simon Adjei doubled York’s advantage early in the second half, latching onto a ball played over the top by teammate Morey Doner, and slotting it past Forge goalkeeper Quillan Roberts.
Diyaeddine Abzi netted his first goal of the season, making it 3-0 for the hosts with a piledriver of a shot from the edge of the six-yard box that beat Roberts.
Rodrigo Gattas completed the rout late in regulation time, scoring a highlight-reel goal off of a volley from inside the box.
“With our guys, when all 11 are on the same page they’re a fantastic team to watch. They create their opportunities, today they scored their goals. And that’s a performance, that’s who we are,” York coach Jim Brennan said. “Everybody fighting, everybody pushing in the right direction, we played as one today and it was pleasing to see.
“It’s enjoyable as a coach, to stand on the sidelines, smiling and watching them really express themselves out on that pitch.”