Olympians on top
WIZARDS, ASTROS ON SCORING SPREE
Toronto Olympians jumped into the familiar top position in the CPSL standings over the weekend after edging Toronto Supra, 2-1, in a hard fought encounter at Brockton Stadium in Toronto yesterday. Former Canadian National Team player, Eddie Berdusco, scored twice in the win to shrug off his earlier dislocated shoulder injury and send a message he expects to be around all season to help Olympians defend their league title. Samuel Afriyie scored for Supra, his seventh of the season.
But it was the performance of both Ottawa Wizards and North York Astros in a Canada Day holiday weekend scoring spree with wins of 7-0 and 5-0 respectively, that caught everyone's attention. The Wizards celebrated at Oz Stadium yesterday with hat-tricks by Abraham Osman and Kevin Nelson in a 7-0 rout of still winless York Region Shooters. Dominic Rochon scored the seventh for the Wizards, who on Friday went down by a 2-1 score to Toronto Croatia at Memorial Park in Mississauga. Rick Popazzi opened the scoring in the first half for Ottawa in that game, but Croatia came back in the second half with goals by Samir Karaoa and Joe Bucic. The Wizards played with 10 men for part of the second half when Simon Bonk was ejected.
North York Astros were building a reputation for being goal-shy with only five goals in 6 games until Saturday's 5-0 romp over Durham Flames on the Oshawa-based team's home turf at the Civic Stadium. Jose Anekwe led the way with the first two goals of the game for the Astros, followed by Kadian Lecky, Michael D'Angelo and Dejan Gluscevic, his third of the season, each scoring singles. The Astros improve their position to sixth in the standings.
Glen Shields Sun Devils picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 shutout of Brampton Hitmen on Canada Day. Fitzroy Powell volleyed the first goal after 30 minutes for the Sun Devils, his second of the season, and Dave McDonald struck for an insurance goal at 65 minutes. Glen Shield's 'keeper Adam Morandini was the real hero of the game, saving two penalty kicks to preserve the win and keep Brampton off the scoresheet.
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