Monday September 2nd, 2001.
by Bill Spiers
WIZARDS POISED FOR LEAGUE TITLE WIN
Winning streak continues with 7-0 weekend triumph
VAUGHAN—Monday, September 3—Ottawa Wizards kept up their pursuit of the league title with a resounding 7-0 win over London City yesterday and this followed a decisive 3-1 triumph over Durham Flames the previous day to give the first-year CPSL club an impressive 11-1-3 (W-L-T) record for 36 points and an unbeaten streak stretching back to June 29. It was the Wizards’ second 7-0 victory, having defeated York Region Shooters by the same score on July 1.
Wizards’ Kevin Nelson led the rout of London City with a hat-trick and this followed his two goals the previous day to vault the Ottawa striker to the top of the goalscoring race with 18 for the year. Abraham Osman scored a single, his 15th of the season and Samir Karaga, Sanjeen Parmer and Mario Adrijanic rounded out the 7-0 win.
With three games in hand, Ottawa now trails Toronto Olympians (37 points) by just one point following the Olympians’ 3-0 shutout over Brampton Hitmen at Victoria Park. Eddy Berdusco scored two goals in that game, his 11th. and 12th of the season, with Dave Mancini notching a single.
Montreal Dynamites had an impressive 6-point weekend, a 3-0 shutout of London City on Saturday and followed-up with a 9-2 trouncing of Durham Flames at Robillard Stadium yesterday. Leo Incollingo, Karl Stephen and Kyriakos Selaidopoulos each scored two for the Dynamites, with Jose Guerra, Bruno Nue and Nasson Theosmy scoring singles. Guerra, Nue and Stephen accounted for the three goals on Saturday. Montreal jumps to third position in the standings with a 9-5-2 record for 29 points, but they trail Ottawa by seven points and have played a game more.
Toronto Supra squeaked a 2-1 win over Glen Shields Sun Devils yesterday after Danny Sankar gave the Sun Devils a 1-0 lead at the 37th minute mark. But Jose Silva tied the game half-way through the second half and Paulo Waldez scored an all-important winner after 77 minutes, his fourth goal of the season.
North York Astros scored their fifth win of the season, blanking York Region Shooters 2-0 at Esther Shiner yesterday. Jose Aniekwe and Dejan Gluscevic, his sixth of the season, scored for the home team which now has a 5-7-3 record for 18 points. The Shooters lost the game and a coach, with Adam Pagliaroli stepping down earlier and Dave Rumack taking over for the inauspicious debut.
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