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Sights & Sounds: Forge FC 3-1 York United – 2021 CPL Semi-Final
Canadian Premier League

Another year, another final for Forge FC.

Hamilton reached their third CPL Final on Sunday after downing 905 Derby rivals York United 3-1 in their 2021 CPL Playoffs semi-final at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.

The result means Forge will host Pacific FC in the 2021 CPL Final on Sunday, December 5.

Woobens Pacius’ opener in the opening 10 minutes put Forge on their way, though York United’s Michael Petrasso equalized before halftime with a brilliant outside-the-box free-kick that looped into the goal.

A wet and intense second frame followed, punctuated by a well-worked goal from Josh Navarro, who sliced home the match winner in front of a raucous crowd. Navarro created another goal soon after when he nodded a near-post header into the mixer, eventually seeing his deflected shot find the net.

Here are your sights and sounds for Sunday’s semi-final.


The walkout at Tim Hortons Field. (Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Forge FC)
The walkout at Tim Hortons Field. (Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Forge FC)

Wooben Pacius celebrates scoring for Forge FC in front of Barton St. Battalion. (Ryan McCullough/Forge FC)
Wooben Pacius celebrates scoring for Forge FC in front of Barton St. Battalion. (Ryan McCullough/Forge FC)
Pacius continues his celebration in front of Barton St. Battalion. (Ryan McCullough/Forge FC)
Pacius continues his celebration in front of Barton St. Battalion. (Ryan McCullough/Forge FC)

Forge FC attacker Omar Browne gestures to teammate Tristan Borges (Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Forge FC)
Forge FC attacker Omar Browne gestures to teammate Tristan Borges (Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Forge FC)
HAMILTON, ONTARIO - NOVEMBER 21: 2021 Canadian Premier League Semi Finals game between Hamilton Forge FC and York United FC at Tim Hortons Field on November 21, 2021 in Hamilton, Ontario. (Photo by Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Forge FC)
York United defender Chrisnovic N’sa looks to bump Forge’s Josh Navarro off the ball. (Ryan McCullough/Hamilton Forge FC)