York United exacted some cruel 905 Derby revenge Wednesday, besting their Ontario rivals Forge FC 1-0 in their home opener at Tim Hortons Field. Alvaro Rivero’s 54th-minute opening goal, and later sending off, were the most notable moments from a match jam-packed with controversial calls, chances, and end-to-end football. Forge, who peppered the York goal with chances all night, was given a penalty in the 40th minute when Tristan Borges smartly drew the foul after side-stepping Toussaint’s play at the ball. His spot kick was saved by Nathan Ingham, firing up the Nine Stripes.
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York’s goal came in the second half after an errant headed clearance sent in the Spaniard Rivero towards goal as he clunked an opener off Henry’s attempted save. Rivero was later sent off for a second yellow offense – though York held on for the win. Here are your sights and sounds from Wednesday’s game.