Morelli's late goal the difference as Wanderers edge Atletico Ottawa 2-1

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Joao Neto Morelli scored twice to lift the Halifax Wanderers to a 2-1 victory over Atletico Ottawa in Canadian Premier League play on Saturday.

He opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 17th minute and added the winner in the 89th minute.

Malcolm Isaiah Shaw had the lone goal for the host side at TD Place Stadium. He tallied in the 52nd minute.

York United blanked Forge FC 2-0 in the other CPL game.

Max Ferrari scored in the 60th minute and Rivero added another goal two minutes later. Nathan Ingham had seven saves for the clean sheet.

Earlier in the day, Forge FC signed Canadian goalkeeper Christopher Kalongo, a 19-year-old native of Oakville, Ont., to a CPL developmental goalkeeper contract.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 11, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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