Novak opened the scoring in the 12th minute and Musse doubled the lead in the 33rd for Cavalry FC (4-2-2), who leapfrogged Forge FC for third in the CPL standings.
Mo Babouli got one back in the 86th on a penalty for Forge FC (4-4-0), who controlled 58 per cent of possession but was outshot 6-2 on target.
Cavalry was cautioned six times in the match, with Jose Escalante’s yellow card leading to Babouli’s late goal.
The eight CPL teams are playing at Winnipeg’s IG Field for the first part of the season.
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