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York United came from behind to beat Valour FC 2-1 in Canadian Premier League action Sunday afternoon.

Forward Lowell Wright scored a brace in six second half minutes as York United FC bounced back after trailing 0-1at halftime. The hosts continued to embrace the spirit of the Canadian Premier League, naming 10 Canadians in its starting 11 roster.

York United remain in fourth place, the final playoff spot, and extended their lead over HFX Wanderers in the CPL table by four points. HFX have a game in hand over York United but the push for the playoff positions are heating up.

York United will look to build on their lead over Halifax’s club as they host the east coast team Sunday, October 3 in what could be a crucial fixture with eight games remaining to be played. Sunday is the last time these two teams play each other in the regular season.

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

York United vs Valour FC in Canadian Premier League action at York Lions Stadium Sunday, September 26. Photo: ©Gavin Napier/Total Soccer News

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Gavin Napier is a sports photographer in Toronto. He enjoys all forms of photography such as wildlife and candid portraits, but sports photography is his true passion. And he aims to share that passion through his work, capturing and telling the story of the game both on and off the pitch. He hopes to bring fans closer to the action and emotion of the game with his images.

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