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Forge takes wild 905 Derby following lightning delay

Goals from Chris Nanco and Tristan Borges following a 75-minute lightning delay gave Forge FC a 2-0 905 Derby win over York9 FC in the first Canadian Premier League match held at York Lions Stadium.

York9 FC remain winless on the season

York9 FC and Forge FC in CPL action in Toronto on Saturday, May 25. (Twitter/@York9FC)

Attacking football, extreme weather, a long break and two quality goals: What else would you want from a derby match?

Goals from Chris Nanco and Tristan Borges following a 75-minute lightning delay gave Forge FC a 2-0 905 Derby win over York9 FC in the first Canadian Premier League match held at York Lions Stadium.

Both sides were unlucky to score in the sunny, back-and-forth first half, firing off 22 shots between them.

The weather took a turn for the worst at halftime. Lightning strikes led referee Yusri Rudolf to delay the match in the 62nd minute, sending players to their dressing rooms in a downpour. A 75-minute delay followed before the sides returned to play at 6:40 p.m. ET.

It didn't take the visitors long to jump ahead of their 905 rivals in an otherwise neck-and-neck contest.

Chris Nanco opened the scoring in the 70th-minute with a one-hit strike. A low cross from Kyle Bekker found the second-half substitute, who placed it in the top left corner.

Forge showed their quality once again in the 77th minute. A Kyle Bekker free kick, dummied by Nanco, found Tristan Borges at the top of the box. Borges smashed home the dagger, giving the visitors a key Spring season win.

WATCH | Borges secures 905 Derby for Forge FC:

Forge FC beats York9 FC 2-nil with goals from Christopher Nanco and Tristan Borges. 0:52

York9 are now set to head to Halifax on May 29 for a dance with HFX Wanderers FC. Meanwhile, Forge next hosts FC Edmonton in CPL action on May 29, with the two outfits meeting for the first time in a CONCACAF League qualifier.

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