FC Edmonton continued to impress in front of their home crowd, as they beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1-0 on Sunday.
Northern Irish forward, Daryl Fordyce was the only player to get his name on the scoreboard after a 71st minute strike.
Goalkeeper, Matt VanOekel impressed The Eddies’ faithful after collecting his fifth clean sheet of the season.
Fordyce sang VanOekel’s praises saying, “Matt was super, he made some crucial saves.”
When looking at his own performance the forward said, “My performance was average in the first half as I was playing too deep but then in the second half I managed to get a bit more forward.
“It was good to get on the score sheet but it was more important for us to get the win.”
FC Edmonton’s next fixture is on Sunday against Ottawa Fury FC in the Canadian Derby.
The Eddies’ fellow Canadians are currently 12th in the NASL fall season standings.
Fordyce spoke about Sunday’s upcoming fixture: “It’s a Canadian Derby for us as we are the only two Canadian teams in the league, so it’s always tough against them.
“They have some very good players who used to play for us in their team, so we know it’s going to be tough.
“We are just going to keep doing what we are doing and keep working on our weaknesses to get better.”
In terms of preparation, the former Northern Ireland U21 said, “There is no difference in preparation for any game. Your preparation should be the same day in, day out.”
FC Edmonton are currently third in the North American Soccer League and three points on Sunday could see the Canadian side go top.