HFX Wanderers FC beat Valour FC 2-1 in the first leg of a second-round qualifying matchup in the Canadian Championship on Wednesday.
The Halifax side overcame a 1-0 deficit against its Winnipeg opponent with two goals in two minutes late in the first half.
Tomasz Skublak headed in an Elliott Simmons corner to tie it in the 40th minute. Then, in the 42nd minute, Skublak found Mohamed Kourouma, who beat Valour goalkeeper Mathias Janssens for the winner.
Marco Bustos opened the scoring in the 34th minute with an important away goal.
The second and final leg of the series between the Canadian Premier League sides is June 12 in Winnipeg.
The winner faces the Ottawa Fury in the next round.
YORK9 FC 3 FC EDMONTON 1
NORTH YORK, Ont. — Luca Gasparotto, Rodrigo Gattas and Simon Adjei scored in the first half as York9 downed visiting Edmonton in the first leg of their Canadian Championship series.
Omar Diock scored in the 66th minute for Edmonton against its CPL rival.
The rematch is June 12 in Edmonton.
The winner will face the Montreal Impact in the next round.
The Canadian Press