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Stories of the Match: Forge take a 3-0 win over the Wanderers

The Halifax Wanderers dropped a 3-0 decision at home to Forge FC on Sunday afternoon.

Here are some of the storylines that transpired for the club over the 90 minutes.

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Wanderers man of the match: Christian Oxner

The Wanderers goalkeeper was singled out by head coach Stephen Hart for his effort despite the result.

Oxner was credited with four stops in the match, including a highlight-reel-worthy dive to palm a Forge shot around the post in the first half.

Gander continues to get minutes

2022 CPL U SPORTS draft pick Colin Gander put in another 90-minute shift on Sunday.

The 22 year-old-left back was making the seventh start of his rookie campaign and has played over 700 minutes of professional action across 12 total appearances.

Gander won six of his eight duals and put in three crosses in the match.

What they had to say

“The games are not going to be easy, I think we need to start getting into that mindset that we have to start coming right from the start, it can’t take something in the game to wake us up and get us going.” – Wanderers goalkeeper Christian Oxner.

“We have to look ourselves in the mirror, we’re at home, that (result) is unacceptable.” – Wanderers head coach Stephen Hart. 

What’s Next?

The Wanderers head back on the road and face Pacific FC on Saturday, June 25.

Further reading

Read CanPL.ca’s breakdown of the match in Match Analysis: HFX Wanderers vs. Forge FC

Look back on the match with Sights & Sounds: HFX Wanderers vs. Forge FC