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FC Edmonton draw 1-1 with Forge FC in CPL action

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FC Edmonton held Forge FC to a 1-1 draw in Canadian Premier League action at Clarke Field in Edmonton Sunday.

Forge had many great chances in the first half. Woobens Pacius would hit the post in the 8th minute, followed by a Terran Campbell shot moments later and a save in the 14th minute off a free kick saved by Murasiranwa would keep the Eddies level.

Cale Loughrey had an opportunity for FC Edmonton in the 18th minute put the ball high. And in the 20th minute Forge FC keeper Tristan Henry smothered a Mamadi Camara effort. A CJ Smith goal opportunity that was called offside in the 37th minute was followed by a Pacius attempt in the 38th minute that was stopped.

Edmonton fights back

FC Edmonton controlled much of the second half chances. Masta Kacher tested Henry leading to a flurry of corner opportunities and some sustained pressure early in the half and Wesley Timoteo would have an opportunity in the 59th minute go wide. However, Forge scored first.A Campbell shot deflected off Loughrey that Murasiranwa would misread put Forge FC ahead. 

Canadian Premier League, FC Edmonton, Forge FC

Photo courtesy Canadian Premier League

The Eddies equalized on a CJ Smith shot in the 67th minute. And both teams started to trade chances. Emery Welshman and Noah Jensen put shots over the bar in the 77th and the 80th minutes respectively and a Kacher header in the 85th minute would harmlessly bounce toward Henry. A foul by Luke Singh led to his second yellow of the match and subsequent red card in the 93rd minute and a freekick on the edge of the box that was kept out by the crossbar.

Wooden spoon and playoffs

FC Edmonton earlier in the week had clinched the fan created wooden spoon award for the 2nd time in three years in the Canadian Premier League for their last place finish in the league standings.

But the draw will be great for the Edmonton club’s confidence going into the final two games of the season. 

Forge will be disappointed with the result as they look to solidify their top four position in the league as they look forward to the playoff push. 

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Greg Servold is a life-long soccer fan who has passionately followed FC Edmonton since 2019. A neutral fan of the game turned supporter. He covers FC Edmonton.

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