After earning nothing from a dominant display in their home opener on Wednesday night, Forge wasn't willing to let Atlético Ottawa spoil the party again as the champs walked away 2-0 winners on Sunday afternoon at Tim Hortons Field. Mo Babouli opened the scoring from the spot before Garven Metusala scored his first career CPL goal with a thumping back post header to double the home side's advantage before halftime. Down a pair of goals and a player — Viti Martinez would be cautioned twice in quick succession just before the break — Ottawa chased the game in the second half as Forge enjoyed the lion's share of the ball, content to simply retain possession and see out the result. Here are your sights and sounds Sunday in Hamilton.
Mo Babouli scores his 5th of the season for @ForgeFCHamilton, striking his penalty cleanly past the @AtletiOttawa GK#CanPL | https://t.co/hishXepRT3 pic.twitter.com/J6ranWy8et
— OneSoccer (@onesoccer) August 8, 2021
GOAL Garven Metusala gets on the end of a Tristan Borges corner and heads home to give @ForgeFCHamilton a 2-0 lead over @atletiOttawa at the stroke of half-time! #CanPL | https://t.co/hishXepRT3 pic.twitter.com/Qh4gOxc0Hk — OneSoccer (@onesoccer) August 8, 2021