Forge FC wins second straight Canadian Premier League championship

Maxim Tissot (Hussein Abdallah, Wikimedia Commons)

Forge FC has won their second straight Canadian Premier League championship. The team which is based in Hamilton, Ontario, defeated the HFX Wanderers (based in Halifax) 2-0 in the Island Games Tournament on Saturday from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

In the championship game, Forge FC got goals from Alexander Achinioti-Jonsson of Hittarp, Sweden in the 60th minute, and Maxim Tissot of Aylmer, Quebec in the 90th minute. The fact that Tissot registered a goal on Saturday was remarkable, because the shot completely fooled Wanderers goaltender Christian Oxner, who should have made a simple save.

With the win, Forge FC will now play Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship Final, and get a berth into the 2021 CONCACAF League. Throughout the 2020 Island Games Tournament, Forge FC had a record of six wins, one loss and four draws. Their only loss came on August 26, when they were beaten 3-2 by York9.

Forge FC won the 2019 Canadian Premier League Finals as well. In fact, they beat Cavalry FC by the exact same score of 2-0 in last year’s final, which was a two-leg event. Forge FC won the first game 1-0 from Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on October 26, and then beat Cavalry FC 1-0 again from Spruce Meadows on November 2.

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